Energy

Interview: How ETS reforms could drive the heat pump revolution

Interview: How ETS reforms could drive the heat pump revolution

Thomas Nowak, the secretary general of the European Heat Pump Association, tells ENDS Europe why extending the EU emissions trading system to buildings could spur on the electrification of heating.

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Politics & Law

The Road to Kunming: Europe talks big on biodiversity

In the opening session of the COP15 on biodiversity, European officials were among those calling not only to halt nature’s startling decline but also to reverse the trend. But will the Commission’s plans for a nature restoration law be up to the challenge?

Climate

Why ‘safe haven’ Europe cannot escape the effects of climate change

Europe and North America are the regions of the world best able to deal with the threats of climate change, a new study suggests. But what does that mean in a world facing extreme environmental stress?

Politics & Law

Code Red: pressure builds on EU legislators to deliver ahead of COP26

With the UN climate summit in Glasgow, the public rhetoric in Brussels is stepping up a notch. But as so often, decisions on key EU climate policies are being settled behind closed doors.

Land

The EU loves meat. Campaigners say it’s trashing the climate

As a new report highlighted the meat industry’s massive environmental footprint, a parliamentary committee gave its approval to the EU’s agricultural subsidy scheme that critics warn will only worsen the problem. How can the bloc move towards a more sustainable food model?

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Politics & Law

Interview: Environment director general on what’s next in the European Green Deal

Interview: Environment director general on what’s next in the European Green Deal

Florika Fink-Hooijer, the European Commission’s director general for environment, on what we can expect in ‘game-changing’ new proposals to address deforestation, waste exports and biodiversity loss.

Climate

Interview: CAN Europe’s new director on the EU at COP and Fit for 55

Interview: CAN Europe’s new director on the EU at COP and Fit for 55

Chiara Martinelli, the new director of Climate Action Network Europe, discusses why the UN climate conference has been a frustrating affair for green groups, the role of the EU at the talks, and what the key battles will be in its ‘Fit for 55’ package.

Land

Interview: Swedish forestry head defends sector’s role in green transition

Interview: Swedish forestry head defends sector’s role in green transition

Viveka Beckeman, director general of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, talks to ENDS Europe about the potential for Swedish wood to fuel Europe’s transition to carbon neutrality and the industry’s impact on biodiversity.

Transport

Interview: How electric vehicles can further Europe’s green power goals

Interview: How electric vehicles can further Europe’s green power goals

Arne Richters, the chair of the Platform for Electromobility, talks to ENDS Europe about how the Fit for 55 package could usher in a new era for electric vehicles, what’s needed for a ‘just transition’ in the auto sector, and why hydrogen refuelling points risk becoming stranded assets.

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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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