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Agreement reached on ‘greenest budget’ in EU history

Agreement reached on ‘greenest budget’ in EU history

The European Parliament has secured an increase of over €500m in funding for climate change in next year’s EU budget, under a compromise deal reached on Monday evening

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Forest sector calls for EU trade action to support decarbonisation

The EU should secure global market access for European forest products as part of the drive for carbon neutrality by 2050, forest industry bodies have said

Water

Governments urge the Commission to act on oceans

EU ministers have called on the European Commission to prepare new laws against the damaging impacts of climate change on the planet’s oceans, seas and coastal areas

Products

Textiles fourth-largest cause of environmental pressure, EU agency reports

New research shows the average EU citizen consumes some 1.3 tonnes of raw materials and more than 100 cubic metres of water a year through the purchase of textiles in clothing and home furnishings

Chemicals

Regulators warn of 'communication failure' over hazardous chemicals

Most suppliers of consumer goods that contain substances of very high concern (SVHC) fail to provide 'sufficient information' about their presence to customers, a pilot study by European regulators has revealed

Transport

IMO set for slow progress on shipping CO2 as EU mulls ETS inclusion

A meeting of the UN’s maritime arm on Friday made only very limited progress in agreeing near-term measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, just a day after transport commissioner designate Adina-Ioana Valean talked up the prospect of the sector being included in the EU’s carbon market

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Climate

Interview: Extinction Rebellion's Tim Crosland on why green NGOs have 'lost their way'

Interview: Extinction Rebellion's Tim Crosland on why green NGOs have 'lost their way'

More has been achieved by Extinction Rebellion in the 18 months since its founders first gathered than in three decades of campaigning by environmental organisations, says Tim Crosland, a co-ordinator of the group

Politics & Law

Interview: Anaïs Berthier on ClientEarth’s campaign for environmental justice

European law on environmental protection is only as good as the mechanism through which it is implemented, Anaïs Berthier from campaigning lawyers' organisation ClientEarth tells ENDS the mechanism is faulty

Air

The EU's evolving large combustion plant sector in 3 charts

In 2017, four countries — Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Poland - accounted for more than half of the total large combustion plant operating capacity across the EU, figures show

Climate

Policy briefing: the carbon border tax

A key promise made by incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, a carbon border tax would protect EU industries producing goods in a less carbon intensive way than their international competitors. ENDS takes a look at what the proposal might mean in practice

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