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Covid-19: Europeans ‘united’ over need for climate-friendly recovery

Large majorities of people in major EU countries are in favour of a ‘green new deal’ to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but are sceptical that their governments will take the... Read more

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Land

Cross-sector coalition calls on EU farming support to ‘reboot nature’

EU funding for the agricultural sector must be compatible with the European Commission’s biodiversity and farm-to-fork strategies if farmers are to survive the sustainable transition, according to an alliance of nearly 200 politicians, farmers and environmental campaigners

Markets & Corporate

Covid-19: Businesses urge Commission to ramp up climate-friendly recovery

Heads of firms as diverse as Coca Cola and Deutsche Bank have urged the European Commission and government leaders to agree a 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target at least 55% below 1990 levels, on the eve of an expected announcement of EU plans

Climate

Green recovery: Environment regulators praise 30% climate spending pledge

The EU’s pledge to devote 30% of its Covid-19 recovery package to climate change is ‘a good approach to the issue’, according to Hans Mommaas, the head of the Dutch environment agency PBL, during a debate between top European environment agencies

Air

EEA report highlights health impact of environmental degradation

People living in poverty often suffer the worst effects of environmental degradation, including damage to their health and mental well being, the European Environment Agency has said in a report calling for targeted political action

Politics & Law

Covid-19: EU leads world on green stimulus spending

Covid-19: EU leads world on green stimulus spending

The EU is vastly outspending other global powers in its plans for a ‘green recovery’ from the coronavirus crisis, with a new report finding around 20% of the money pledged so far by the bloc will go towards climate and environmental protection

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Blog: New life or back to normal after the coronavirus crisis?

Blog: New life or back to normal after the coronavirus crisis?

Three months ago many countries entered a painful lockdown to limit the spread of novel coronavirus. The result of this situation has been a significant cut in air pollution and carbon emissions, but a recent study suggests they are already rebounding as constraints are lifted

Air

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

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

Politics & Law

Blog: Earth Day reflections amid the pandemic

Blog: Earth Day reflections amid the pandemic

This week saw further examples of the tussle between those who see the coronavirus crisis as justification for the EU to double down on its climate and environment policy, and those who would use Covid-19 as a reason to shelve such ambitions

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