Interview: What to expect from the circular economy package

Wilkes: “I think the onus is on the regulator to ensure that you have legislation that is really tackling the design of the product, and forcing the producers to take a lifecycle approach.” Photo: ECOS

With the European Commission set to publish a raft of circular economy proposals in March, ECOS’ Justin Wilkes tells ENDS Europe why officials must focus their efforts on ‘designing in’... Read more

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What’s on the green agenda for 2022?

Brussels returns from the Christmas break to another packed year of environmental policy. ENDS Europe takes you through what you need to know.

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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?


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?

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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.

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Interview: Can carbon capture and storage finally deliver?

Graeme Sweeney: “I think that the social permit for coal-fired plants has been, in essence, withdrawn.” Photo: The Chopping Company

Graeme Sweeney, chair of the Zero Emissions Platform, tells ENDS Europe that blue hydrogen is essential for the energy transition, and says the EU must support CO2 transport infrastructure if it is serious about decarbonising.


Interview: How the EU deforestation clamp-down should go further to protect the Amazon

Barreto: “The international policy on deforestation gives reason to hope.” Photo: Imazon

Paulo Barreto, co-founder of Brazilian rainforest research and campaign group Imazon, talks about the EU’s “crucial first step” to tackle deforestation in Brazil, and why it must put its money where its mouth is.

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Interview: EIB’s chief climate expert on the future of finance, fossil gas and the green taxonomy

Saich: “Any conventional power generation asset that isn't compatible with that has a high risk of being a stranded asset.” Photo: EIB

ENDS Europe speaks to Nancy Saich, the chief climate expert at the European Investment Bank, about the rationale and technicalities of green investment, and her work on the EU Platform for Sustainable Finance.

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Inside Brussels: 10 of 2021’s top interviews

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ENDS Europe’s Inside Brussels interview slot has this year featured some of the most influential figures in European environmental policymaking, including ministers, senior commission officials, lobbyists and MEPs. Here are some of the highlights.

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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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