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EU Ombudsman to examine Mercosur’s environmental impact

The European Ombudsman has accepted a request by environmental campaigners to investigate whether the European Commission took into account its legal obligation to run an environmental impact study... Read more

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Climate

Covid-19: CCS backers seek support in EU recovery plan

Advocates for carbon capture and storage technology have set out specific requests for political and financial support in a video conference with EU’s green deal czar Frans Timmermans and other senior European Commission officials

Politics & Law

Birds and Habitats Directives bolstered in new ECJ ruling

Organisations with a statutory duty to carry out works in the public interest, such as draining farmland, could still be liable for damaging European protected sites, according to a new ruling from the EU’s top court

Land

Auditors slam European Commission for failing to protect pollinators

The European Commission’s attempts to protect pollinators have had little effect, while European pesticides legislation has been a major contributor to their decline, the EU’s auditors have concluded

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EU Commission warned over ‘illegal’ failure to align farming and environment policies

Environmental lawyers have warned the European Commission’s failure to align proposed reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy with commitments in the European Green Deal could be illegal

Climate

Climate scientist: CCS an unproven ‘high risk’ strategy

Policymakers would be making a huge gamble if they assume unproven carbon capture and storage technology will enable ‘low carbon’ hydrogen production from natural gas, a senior research fellow at Chatham House said on Wednesday

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Energy

European Commission’s hydrogen strategy: 10 things you need to know

European Commission’s hydrogen strategy: 10 things you need to know

The European Commission has published its long-awaited strategy to turn the EU into a global hydrogen powerhouse. ENDS takes you through what you need to know

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

Energy

Energy system integration strategy: 12 things you need to know

The European Commission today unveiled its vision for reforming the EU’s energy sector, dubbed the energy system integration strategy. ENDS takes you through what you need to know.

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

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