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September 30, 2023
 

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EU bank chiefs: Green transition must be accelerated, not ‘watered down’
EU bank chiefs: Green transition must be accelerated, not ‘watered down’

29 Sep 2023

European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde has warned against “procrastinating” in the face of the global climate crisis, while her counterpart at the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer said talk of watering down Europe’s green transition risked scaring off private investors.

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RELATED: ClientEarth withdraws legal challenge against ECB bond purchases
 
 

Latest news

 
Hoekstra promises more action on fossil fuel subsidies

Prospective climate commissioner Wopke Hoekstra has said the EU must “accelerate work” on adopting reforms to energy taxation rules, in written comments to MEPs ahead of a hearing next week.

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RELATED: Women climate leaders voice ‘grave concern’ over Hoekstra appointment
 
Leaked ‘Grenada declaration’ prompts concern among green groups

Five of Brussels’ largest green groups have set out their “deep concern” that environmental issues do not feature in a draft declaration on the EU’s future priorities, set to be signed by leaders at a summit in Spain next week.

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RELATED: Commission wants focus on sustainability in new EU strategic agenda
 
Multinationals bemoan bureaucratic bottlenecks as CBAM enters into force

Global businesses have warned of rising prices and administrative hurdles as transitional reporting rules under the EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism take effect this weekend.

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RELATED: CBAM: EU sets interim reporting rules for importers
 
Agenda: The key green events to look out for next week

Parliament’s environment committee holds hearings with Maros Sefcovic and Wopke Hoekstra on their nominations to take on the EU’s green agenda. EU leaders meet in Granada to agree on the bloc’s strategic priorities.

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Inside Brussels

 
Analysis: Politics meets European Green Deal as EU election looms
Analysis: Politics meets European Green Deal as EU election looms

29 Sep 2023

Just nine months ahead of the European elections, the European Commission appears to be backtracking from at least two ‘green deal’ proposals. As political headwinds build, what other environmental policies lie at risk?

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RELATED: Uncertainty ahead as Spain takes over EU presidency
 
 
Why the EU should focus more on demand in its green power push
Why the EU should focus more on demand in its green power push

29 Sep 2023

Frédéric Godemel, executive vice-president for power systems and services at Schneider Electric, discusses how Europe risks missing its renewable power targets without more attention to demand-side flexibility.

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RELATED: Why the EU must press ahead with chemical rules reform
 
 

In-depth

 
Legal comment: Why the European Court dismissed an NGO’s request to access infringements documents
Legal comment: Why the European Court dismissed an NGO’s request to access infringements documents

21 Sep 2023

On 1 February 2023, the EU’s General Court upheld a decision by the European Commission to refuse ClientEarth’s access to multiple documents concerning member states’ infringements of environmental law. Here, Fieldfisher Regulatory experts Peter Sellar and Aonghus Heatley break down the decision.

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Case study: How Milan harnessed nature to tackle flood risk and heatwaves
Case study: How Milan harnessed nature to tackle flood risk and heatwaves

14 Sep 2023

With a focus on nature-based solutions to tackle flood risks and mitigate the urban heat island effect in one of Europe’s largest metropolitan areas, the LIFE METRO ADAPT project has engaged citizens and successfully transformed policymaking.

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Most read

 
EU to ban ‘carbon neutral’ claims in product marketing from 2026 Read More
 
Legal comment: Why the European Court dismissed an NGO’s request to access infringements documents Read More
 
Euro 7: Member states endorse ‘diluted’ position Read More
 
Industrial emissions: Spanish presidency floats compromises ahead of next trilogue Read More
 
ECHA buried under avalanche of feedback over PFAS restriction proposal Read More
 
 

Web Picks

 
Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) starts to apply in its transitional phase - European Commission
 
Food waste per capita in the EU remained stable in 2021 - Eurostat
 
The Netherlands largest EU importer of soy, palm oil and cocoa - CBS Statistics Netherlands
 
 

Document Watch

 
Acute Plastic Pollution: causes, problems and solutions - Nordic Council
 
Renewable energy and jobs: Annual review 2023 - IRENA
 
The design of the European electricity market - European Parliament study
 
 
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