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EU executive bids to break budget deadlock with climate funding pledge

EU executive bids to break budget deadlock with climate funding pledge

As EU leaders failed to reach unanimity on the bloc’s long-term budget on Friday, the European Commission, in an attempt to please all sides, handed government leaders a proposal to raise climate... Read more

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European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

The European Commission has revealed details of the Just Transition Fund, its first legislative proposal for its flagship economic plan to decarbonise Europe by 2050, the European Green Deal. Here's what you need to know

Land

Governments begin talks to avert mass extinction as green groups demand more ambition

Environmentalists are demanding governments strengthen proposals for a global agreement on halting the biodiversity crisis as negotiations begin in Rome on a draft described by Friends of the Earth as ‘hopelessly weak and inadequate’

Transport

Subsidies and tax breaks key to EV take-up, says study

The introduction of ‘significant cost advantages’ is one of the key elements for the uptake of electric vehicles in European cities, according to a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) published on Monday

Energy

Balkans coal future in doubt as North Macedonia mulls 2025 phase-out

Anti-coal campaigners have praised the North Macedonian government after it adopted a national energy strategy that considers the prospect of retiring its coal power capacity in the next five years.

EU targets textiles, batteries and packaging in plan to halve waste by 2030

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Who's going to pay for Europe's Green Deal?

Who's going to pay for Europe's Green Deal?

Blog: Was this the week when the initial euphoria surrounding the European Green Deal gave way to the grim realisation that its success will largely depend on how much cold, hard cash is on the table?

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Interview: Is Europe's centre-right embracing environmental politics?

Interview: The European People's Party has a reputation, particularly among Greens and environmental groups, for being pro-industry at the expense of ambition in areas such as climate action, but the group's long time environment policy coordinator Peter Liese, tells ENDS Europe the two are not incompatible

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Blog: a look ahead to a week of budget clashes

On Monday, MEPs in the environment (ENVI) and industry and energy (ITRE) committees – including post-Brexit newcomers – will kick off the week with a two-day agenda debating an array of green issues, with key clashes expected later in the week over the EU's long-term budget

Climate

Interview: Can the EU force the oil and gas sector to clean up its act?

ENDS talks to Poppy Kalesi, global energy director at NGO Environmental Defense Fund, about the climate threat from methane leakages in the oil and gas sector, and what Brussels can do about it

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‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has promised a radical transformation of the EU economy through the European Green Deal, describing it as 'Europe’s man-on-the-moon moment'

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14 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in February

Important deadlines relating to chemicals labelling, restriction of hazardous substances and chemicals, plant protection products and rail freight are coming up in January and February

Climate

Bar chart race: Europe's largest CO2 emitters

Click through to view an animated chart showing how European nations have contributed to climate change since 1750

Climate

Policy briefing: the carbon border tax

A key promise made by incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, a carbon border tax would protect EU industries producing goods in a less carbon intensive way than their international competitors. ENDS takes a look at what the proposal might mean in practice

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