Politics & Law

Blog: Trans-Atlantic climate credibility on the line as Brussels locks down for Biden ...

Blog: Trans-Atlantic climate credibility on the line as Brussels locks down for Biden

With US president Joe Biden set to come to Brussels next week, campaigners are hoping for more than just warm words on climate action, as the head of the UN warns we are nearing the point of no... Read more

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Waste

Blog: Conflicting messages on World Environment Day

Ahead of World Environment Day, a rift has opened up over European Commission guidelines to member states on the marketing of single-use plastic items

Politics & Law

Blog: Business (almost) as usual in the Brussels bubble

As coronavirus restrictions gradually ease in Brussels, campaigners are back to making a splash with stunts in the European quarter, while details of what to expect in the major package of ‘fit for 55’ climate announcements in mid-July are becoming clearer.

Politics & Law

Blog: The CAP post-mortem gets underway early

With talks on a reformed Common Agricultural Policy set to come to a head next week, the mood among green groups is grim. Are the promises of the European Green Deal already starting to unravel?

Climate

Blog: A revolution in the making?

The much awaited ‘fit for 55’ legislative package designed to meet the EU’s 55% greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 2030, will be published on 14 July, Bastille Day. Could it also herald a revolution?

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Chemicals

Interview: How the EU can turn the tide on hazardous chemicals

Interview: How the EU can turn the tide on hazardous chemicals

Anne-Sofie Bäckar, executive director of advocacy group ChemSec, talks to ENDS about “disturbing” discrepancies in EU chemicals data, tackling the PFAS threat, and what it will take to make good on the promises of the European Green Deal.

Politics & Law

Interview: How criminalising ecocide could make business leaders think twice about their environmental impact

Interview: How criminalising ecocide could make business leaders think twice about their environmental impact

The idea of treating ecocide as a crime is gathering momentum and corporate decision-makers have as much to fear as some political leaders, Jojo Mehta, director of the campaign group Stop Ecocide International, tells ENDS

Politics & Law

Interview: What Erin Brockovich thinks about cover-ups, gaslighting and ‘ass-backwards regulation’

Interview: What Erin Brockovich thinks about cover-ups, gaslighting and ‘ass-backwards regulation’

It’s been more than two decades since Erin Brockovich proved PG&E was poisoning a Californian town and she’s been holding polluters across the world to account ever since. She talks to ENDS about chromium VI, PFAS and why communities need to get smart and enter the fray.

Transport

Interview: T&E’s William Todts on reversing transport’s rising climate impact

Interview: T&E’s William Todts on reversing transport’s rising climate impact

As Europe aims to reduce its climate impact to zero in less than 30 years, the time has come for a root and branch reform of regulations that were “not created for this level of ambition”, William Todts, the head of campaign group Transport & Environment, tells ENDS.

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Politics & Law

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

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

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

Climate

Infographic: who sits on the new energy committee?

Infographic: who sits on the new energy committee?

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

Politics & Law

CHART: Who is on the new Environment Committee?

CHART: Who is on the new Environment Committee?

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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