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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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Land

‘Spark of hope’ amidst biodiversity alarm

An update to the IUCN Red List shows some ‘genuine improvements’ in the status of endangered species

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Timmermans warns MEPs of the cost of failure to act on climate

The European Green Deal offers the best possible road map for the EU to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050, European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans told lawmakers on Wednesday

Chemicals

EEA highlights scale of PFAS contamination in Europe

Regulators are struggling to keep up with the sheer number of chemicals used in everything from non-stick coatings to pesticides and cosmetics that have widely contaminated Europe’s soil and water bodies, the European Environment Agency has warned

Climate

Member states scupper agreement on green finance rules

France, the UK and a number of eastern European countries have blocked a provisional agreement on establishing a taxonomy for green financial products, with a disagreement over the status of nuclear energy emerging as a key stumbling block

Water

Relief as European water law found ‘fit for purpose’

The EU Water Framework Directive is “broadly fit for purpose”, the European Commission announced on Thursday after concluding a two-year review, paving the way for tougher action on enforcement

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Brexit and the EU

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Climate

Interview: EEA head Hans Bruyninckx on the European Green Deal, the EU budget and eco-friendly ‘creative destruction’

Interview: EEA head Hans Bruyninckx on the European Green Deal, the EU budget and eco-friendly ‘creative destruction’

With the European Environment Agency warning that time is running out for Europe to address the ever worsening climate and environment crises, executive director Hans Bruyninckx tells ENDS he is optimistic about the new European Commission, with the planned European Green Deal showing ‘a real shift in emphasis’

Transport

Blog: Are hybrid cars green enough?

ENDS Europe joined ZF Friedrichshafen for guilt-free gridlock in Brussels and to hear why they are fighting the corner for hybrid cars

Climate

Interview: Climate Investment Funds head Mafalda Duarte on batteries, the green taxonomy and the need for EU climate leadership

Mafalda Duarte, head of Climate Investment Funds, talks to ENDS about the latest green technology shifts, the state of international climate finance and the EU's potential to be a global climate leader

Chemicals

Interview: Cefic head Marco Mensink on innovation, enforcement and low hanging fruit

The head of the chemical sector’s main representative body in Brussels outlines how the industry is striving to comply with EU law and why it wants policymakers to focus the EU’s forthcoming strategy on innovation and enforcement

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European Green Deal: 10 things you need to know

European Green Deal: 10 things you need to know

ENDS takes you through the 10 key elements of the European Green Deal unveiled by Commission president Ursula von der Leyen today

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

Climate

Policy briefing: the just transition fund

A multi-billion just transition fund to support communities in Europe's coal-heavy regions is a priority for Ursula von der Leyen's new Commission, with legislation expected in the first two weeks of December. Here's what you need to know

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