Climate

Boost for EU climate diplomacy after China signals net-zero ambition

Boost for EU climate diplomacy after China signals net-zero ambition

Brussels policy experts have hailed China’s pledge to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2060, a key request from the EU, as good news ahead of next year’s UN climate talks, but have warned fresh emissions... Read more

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Politics & Law

Commission’s emissions pledge: 8 things you need to know

Commission’s emissions pledge: 8 things you need to know

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen pledged on Wednesday to upgrade the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target from 40% to 55% based on 1990 levels. Here’s what we have learned this week about the commission’s climate change ambitions

Air

IED review: Open up decision-making process to civil society

A European Commission review looking at the effectiveness of the EU industrial emissions directive has concluded that more transparency and participation in the decision-making process on permitting needs to be made available for civil society

Markets & Corporate

‘Trojan horse’: Campaigners criticise GDP focus of European Green Deal

Measuring Europe’s progress by the monetary value of goods and services produced annually overlooks the disconnect between GDP and well being, and the impact on the environment of continuous economic growth, WWF argues

Land

EU must reduce animal farming to meet Paris goals - analysis

Rising greenhouse gas emissions from livestock threaten the EU’s progress towards its Paris Agreement climate pledge, according to a new study by Greenpeace released as campaigners criticised ministers for failing to back greener farming subsidies

Climate

Half of EU dragging feet ahead of ‘renovation wave’ launch

As the European Commission prepares to launch a ‘renovation wave’ as part of its green deal, over half of member states are six months late in submitting long term renovation strategies, and of those that met the deadline, only one complies with EU law, a report warns

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Products

Blog: ‘If you can’t fix it, you don’t really own it’

Blog: ‘If you can’t fix it, you don’t really own it’

With the European Commission seeking views on new ecodesign rules, can the EU finally break the business model of planned obsolence that's driving consumers to despair?

Chemicals

ECHA’s Bjorn Hansen: ‘There are a lot of chemicals out there whose safety has not yet been demonstrated’

ECHA executive directive Bjorn Hansen speaks to ENDS about the upcoming Chemicals Strategy, fixing REACH’s backlog of missing data and the EU’s need for an integrated approach to assessing substances

Politics & Law

Blog: As the US burns, the EU gears up for ‘climate Wednesday’

The second week of (new) normal business after the summer break has seen Brussels green deal politicking gathering pace, as California’s orange skies serve as an urgent reminder of what is at stake

Land

Interview: How EU legislation could help save forests worldwide

EU legislation could promote higher environmental standards in supply chains across the world, according to Helen Bellfield, policy director at Global Canopy. But efforts must be ‘targeted’ and exporters of key commodities need support

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Water

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

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

Politics & Law

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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