Call for ‘far more ambitious’ climate targets in run-up to COP26

Call for ‘far more ambitious’ climate targets in run-up to COP26

COP26 president Alok Sharma has warned that the world’s plans for short-term emissions cuts are well below what is needed to keep global warming below two degrees, following a sobering UN report on... Read more

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New industry alliance wants EU target for sustainable heating

A raft of industry groups has called for the EU to set a concrete target for renewable energy to cover half of all heating and cooling in Europe by 2030, as the European Commission prepares to table legislation in the summer in line with the new net 55% emissions reduction target.


Plastics lobby appeals in third bid to stave off BPA restrictions

The trade association PlasticsEurope has lodged an appeal after the EU’s top court dismissed its complaint about a decision to categorise the additive bisphenol-A as a substance of very high concern.


IEA warns of CO2 emissions rebound after pandemic-driven decline

CO2 emissions could ‘strongly rebound’ this year following a historic decline in 2020 that was driven by coronavirus lockdown measures, the International Energy Association has warned.

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EU financial watchdog issues ‘robust’ advice on sustainable investment law

The European Securities and Markets Authority has stipulated how companies should disclose the compatibility of their non-financial activities with the new EU Taxonomy Regulation, which sets out what qualifies as environmentally sustainable.


Coal phase-out: Commission investigates legality of German plans

The European Commission has opened an investigation into Germany’s multi-billion-euro plan to compensate lignite operators for closing early, saying it “has doubts that the measure is in line with EU state aid rules”.

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Adaptation Strategy: 8 things you need to know

Adaptation Strategy: 8 things you need to know

The European Commission launched on Wednesday its updated strategy for adapting to the effects of climate change. Here’s what you need to know.

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Interview: How to sue governments over climate inaction (and win)

Marjan Minnesma, the director of Urgenda, talks to ENDS about the green group’s historic legal victory over the Dutch government’s climate plans and why similar challenges are unlikely to succeed in other areas of green policy.


Interview: Peter Vis on the pitfalls of a carbon border tax

Former top European Commission official Peter Vis tells ENDS why the EU risks moving too fast on its plans for a carbon border tax, what to look out for in the ‘fit for 55’ programme and life beyond the Brussels bubble.

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Interview: The EU ombudsman on fighting for transparency in green decision making

Emily O’Reilly, the European Ombudsman, talks to ENDS about BlackRock, bees and shedding light on the dark arts of EU deal brokering.

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