Politics & Law

EU top court fines Poland over Turów mine

EU top court fines Poland over Turów mine

The Polish government has drawn the ire of environmental campaigners for refusing to cease operations at the Turów lignite mine, even after the Court of Justice of the EU issued a €500,000 daily... Read more

Land

Interview: Why a growing consensus means the time is right for bold action on habitat loss

Interview: Why a growing consensus means the time is right for bold action on habitat loss

The success of the World Conservation Congress in Marseilles must embolden the European Commission to deliver ambitious proposals for nature restoration in December, IUCN’s European policy director Alberto Arroyo Schnell tells ENDS Europe.

Politics & Law

Tracker: Who are the rapporteurs for the Fit for 55 files?

Tracker: Who are the rapporteurs for the Fit for 55 files?

Updated 20 September. As the European Parliament prepares to draft its positions on the Fit for 55 package, here’s what we know so far about which committees and which MEPs will be responsible for each file.

Climate

No more ‘environmental loopholes’ for EU’s militaries, say green groups

Ursula von der Leyen’s call for more ‘political will’ to use Europe’s defence capabilities has reignited calls to end military exemptions to environmental legislation.

Energy

New EU renewable targets ‘academic’ without permissive permitting, industry says

The power industry has called on the European Commission to boost national granting of permits for renewables, to enable a buildout that matches the EU executive’s raised 2030 ambition, while a new report identifies country divergences in transitioning to renewables.

Politics & Law

Europe’s south ‘stretched to the limit’ by climate change, leaders warn

Nine of the EU’s southern member states have warned they are reaching their limits in responding to the “unprecedented ecological damage” caused by climate change, according to a joint declaration signed on Friday.

Climate

Auditors criticise Brussels for slow progress on sustainable investments

The EU should do more to address the environmental and social cost of polluting activities, the European Court of Auditors said on Monday in a new assessment of its sustainable finance policies.

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Land

The EU loves meat. Campaigners say it’s trashing the climate

The EU loves meat. Campaigners say it’s trashing the climate

As a new report highlighted the meat industry’s massive environmental footprint, a parliamentary committee gave its approval to the EU’s agricultural subsidy scheme that critics warn will only worsen the problem. How can the bloc move towards a more sustainable food model?

Products

Interview: Why consumer groups have embraced the EU’s green agenda

Monique Goyens, director general of the European Consumer Organisation, speaks to ENDS Europe about the Fit for 55 package and the fight against toxic chemicals in food packaging.

Politics & Law

What to expect in this autumn’s green policy ‘tsunami’

With the summer recess over, the Brussels bubble now looks ahead to a busy autumn, with another huge dossier of legislative proposals expected in December. Here’s what to look out for.

Climate

Interview: How breakthrough science is highlighting the urgency of climate action

Dr Douglas Maraun, one of the lead authors of the IPCC’s sixth assessment report, speaks to ENDS about how scientists are gaining a better understanding of the regional consequences of climate change, possible ‘tipping points’, and the centuries-long impacts that await.

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Land

Policy briefing: EU forest protection

Policy briefing: EU forest protection

ENDS looks at upcoming proposals from the European Commission to protect Europe’s forests, and what they could mean for the booming bioenergy sector.

The ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard

UPDATED: Details of more than 90 new infringements have been added to the ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard, an interactive online tool to help you keep up to date with essential information on environmental infringement proceedings.

Water

Map: How clean are the EU's bathing waters?

How clean is the water at your favourite swimming site? Click through to view an interactive map with details of the quality of the EU's 22,000 monitored bathing sites in 2019

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

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