Chemicals

ECHA’s Bjorn Hansen: ‘There are a lot of chemicals out there whose safety has not yet been demonstrated’ ...

ECHA’s Bjorn Hansen: ‘There are a lot of chemicals out there whose safety has not yet been demonstrated’

ECHA executive directive Bjorn Hansen speaks to ENDS about the upcoming Chemicals Strategy, fixing REACH’s backlog of missing data and the EU’s need for an integrated approach to assessing substances

Land

Interview: How EU legislation could help save forests worldwide

Interview: How EU legislation could help save forests worldwide

EU legislation could promote higher environmental standards in supply chains across the world, according to Helen Bellfield, policy director at Global Canopy. But efforts must be ‘targeted’ and exporters of key commodities need support

Energy

Interview: Light at the end of the tunnel for carbon capture and storage?

Interview: Light at the end of the tunnel for carbon capture and storage?

Peter van Os, leader of a major research project for carbon capture and storage, tells ENDS the technology could be ready for deployment within the next five years - but only with the right incentives

Politics & Law

Interview: Climate law rapporteur Jytte Guteland on the need to keep up ambition on emissions cuts despite Covid-19

Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland is the S&D group's coordinator for the ENVI committee, the lead committee for the EU’s proposed climate law, as well as the committee’s rapporteur for the file. In an interview with ENDS, she explains her ambition to maintain the pace for the file despite the challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic

Climate

Interview: Former IPCC scientist Dr William Moomaw calls for radical rethink of EU policy

As the European Commission prepares to deliver a new EU forest strategy early next year, William Moomaw, professor emeritus of international environmental policy at Tufts University, argues the EU should seize the opportunity to use much of its forested land to lock away carbon dioxide. But first, Europe should stop burning trees as a supposedly renewable energy source that, Moomaw argues in an interview with ENDS, is nothing of the kind

Land

Interview: Biodiversity goals 'unachievable' without forest owners

Gaining the support of Europe's 16 million forest owners will be vital to achieving the EU biodiversity strategy's objectives, says Fanny-Pomme Langue, secretary-general of the Confederation of European Forest Owners

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