Blog: Europe’s heavy metal problem

The European Green Deal is now well underway, with Ursula von der Leyen’s commission publishing to much fanfare its strategies on food and biodiversity, a draft climate law and its Just Transition Mechanism, among other initiatives.

by Simon Pickstone
A hunter carries a dead hare: The European Commission has proposed phasing out the use of lead shot in wetland areas. Photograph: Arterra/Getty Images
A hunter carries a dead hare: The European Commission has proposed phasing out the use of lead shot in wetland areas. Photograph: Arterra/Getty Images

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