Interview: How to decarbonise Europe’s ports

Peeters: “Because of the Fit for 55 package, because of the Hydrogen Strategy... I think you really saw a totally different dynamic.” Photo: Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Maxime Peeters, sustainability expert at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, discusses the role ports can play in driving down Europe’s industrial emissions.

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How a single vote watered down Parliament’s position on CO2 cuts for cars

MEPs on the environment committee narrowly voted on Wednesday to endorse a proposal that would prohibit the sale of internal combustion engine cars and vans from 2035. But several measures proposed by rapporteur Jan Huitema did not make the cut – in one case thanks to a single vote.

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What French and Slovenian elections mean for EU environmental policies

France and Slovenia last Sunday held elections whose results are seen as pivotal for the future of the EU’s liberal values. But are they likely to change the dial when it comes to the European Green Deal?


Blog: Fresh clamp-down on hazardous chemicals is a sign of things to come

The European Commission plans to present on Monday, 25 April, a schedule for tightening restrictions on major groups of hazardous chemicals, as promised in its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.


Blog: MEPs’ call to end Russian energy imports throws spotlight on green transition

The European Parliament backed on Thursday calls for a ban on Russian energy imports in light of its invasion of Ukraine. But as the EU moves to ramp up supplies from elsewhere, does it risk losing out on a chance to end its fossil fuel dependency early?

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Interview: MEP Maria de Graça Carvalho on ending the EU’s reliance on Russian gas

Carvalho: “We will need a lot of hydrogen for certain industrial sectors. One way is to produce in Iberia and export to northern Europe.” Photo: Alain Rolland / EP

The EPP lawmaker talks to ENDS Europe about reviving the MidCat gas pipeline in light of the war in Ukraine, the role of hydrogen in the EU energy mix and why there is ‘room for improvement’ in the green taxonomy.

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Interview: IMCO chair Anna Cavazzini on the EU’s circular economy plans

Cavazzini: “As a parliamentarian, you’re also always a little bit of a campaigner.” Photo: Eric Vidal / EP

Anna Cavazzini, Green MEP and chair of the internal market committee, talks to ENDS about how the European Parliament will tackle the Sustainable Products Initiative.

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Interview: Why the ‘just transition’ is more than just a buzzword

Judith Kirton-Darling, deputy director of trade union umbrella group IndustriALL Europe. Photo: IndustriALL

Judith Kirton-Darling, deputy director of trade union umbrella group IndustriALL Europe, discusses what the ‘just transition’ means – and what it doesn’t – for workers in manufacturing, mining and energy.


Interview: What the Sustainable Products Initiative means for EU recyclers

Katrakis: “We absolutely must move forward with recycled content targets, because this is what works the best to stimulate the demand for recycled material.” Photo: EuRIC

Emmanuel Katrakis, secretary-general of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation, discusses sustainability by design, tackling packaging waste, and how recyclers can help usher in a circular economy.

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Who is Virginijus Sinkevičius, the EU’s next environment commissioner?

Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner-designate for Environment and Oceans. Source: LVŽS

Lithuanian, 28 years old, minister for economy and innovation since 2017, Virginijus Sinkevicius has been appointed European Commissioner for Environment and Oceans


Infographic: who sits on the new energy committee?

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The European Parliament’s industry, research and energy (ITRE) committee’s brief includes proposing amendments to legislative proposals in key climate-related policy areas.

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CHART: Who is on the new Environment Committee?

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The European Parliament has decided on who will sit in its committees for the 2019-2014 legislative period - click through for a full list of the new environment committee

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    If you are an organised, conscientious, hardworking individual, who works well as part of a team and is passionate about making a difference for the environment, then we’ve got the job for you!

  • Environmental Manager

    As the government’s housing accelerator, Homes England is one of the largest landowners in the country.

  • Strategic Drinking Water Quality Manager

    We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team at our head office in Warrington, you will establish the long term plans to secure water quality for future generations in the North West.

  • Officer 2, Carriers & Brokers

    The post holder will protect and enhance the environment by effective and efficient investigation of complex environmental offending with the emphasis on waste carriers and brokers offences.


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