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Commission sets out plans for ‘just transition’ public loans

Commission sets out plans for ‘just transition’ public loans

The European Commission has unveiled proposals for €1.5bn in grants and up to €10bn in loans to support public authorities make the transition to a low carbon economy as part of its Just Transition... Read more

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Farm-to-fork and biodiversity strategies: 15 things you need to know

Farm-to-fork and biodiversity strategies: 15 things you need to know

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday two closely-linked strategies to tackle biodiversity loss and increase the sustainability of food production. Here are some of the key points in the EU biodiversity and farm-to-fork strategies

Land

Map: How wild animals have taken over empty streets during the pandemic

Map: How wild animals have taken over empty streets during the pandemic

As Covid-19 lockdown measures have forced people to retreat from streets across the globe, animals have moved into the void, with images of brawling monkeys, marauding alligators and aggressive wild boars shared widely on social media. Our interactive map charts the phenomenon

Politics & Law

9 things you need to know about the EU recovery plan

On Wednesday the European Commission set out its proposals for a recovery plan in response to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Here's what you need to know

Land

EU on course to cut forest carbon sink by over a fifth

Planned increases in wood harvesting across Europe could reduce the capacity of EU forests to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by upwards of 20%, environmental campaigners warned on Thursday.

Waste

Industry report reveals challenge of recycling old wind turbines

With some 14,000 blades from first generation wind turbines due to be decommissioned over the next three years, the industry faces significant challenges in recycling thousands of tonnes of composite materials as it seeks to align with EU circular economy goals

Climate

Covid-19: economic crisis threat to tackling methane emissions, warns IEA

The economic impacts of the Covid-19 crisis could hinder efforts to tackle emissions of one of the most potent greenhouse gases, an expert at the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned

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Blog: The countdown to biodiversity day

Blog: The countdown to biodiversity day

The European Commission is gearing up to unveil its EU 2030 biodiversity strategy, set to include measures to cut the use of pesticides and proposals to designate 30% of land and sea in Europe as protected areas. Here's what to expect

Markets & Corporate

Interview: Green recovery from pandemic makes EU climate targets more achievable

Michael Wilkins, the head of sustainable finance research at S&P Global Ratings, tells ENDS that with a post-pandemic recovery package in the pipeline the financial sector can play an important role in achieving the EU's climate goals.

Energy

Interview: How district heating could help Europe's green recovery

Paul Voss, head of the Brussels-based trade association Euroheat and Power, tells ENDS that district heating and cooling networks should play a key role in cutting the greenhouse gas emissions associated with keeping our homes and workplaces warm

Air

Blog: The ‘heroes of the night’ paint it red

Forty kilometres of cycle lanes are being carved out in Brussels in readiness for the gradual lifting of the Covid-19 lockdown. Some fear that the move will increase congestion and pollution, but for others the move is a necessary rebalancing

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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'

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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