Michael Warhurst, executive director of CHEM Trust, speaks to ENDS Europe about correcting the flaws in EU chemical rules, and why it is taking so long to regulate ‘forever chemicals’.
Legal comment: Why the European Court dismissed an NGO’s request to access infringements documents
On 1 February 2023, the EU’s General Court upheld a decision by the European Commission to refuse ClientEarth’s access to multiple documents concerning member states’ infringements of environmental law. Here, Fieldfisher Regulatory experts Peter Sellar and Aonghus Heatley break down the decision.
Bulgaria’s environment minister on turning ‘green deal’ goals into reality
Julian Popov, Bulgarian minister of water and the environment, speaks to ENDS about what it will take to meet the EU’s new climate targets, why coal mining regions are an asset, and learning to live with wolves.
Case study: How Milan harnessed nature to tackle flood risk and heatwaves
With a focus on nature-based solutions to tackle flood risks and mitigate the urban heat island effect in one of Europe’s largest metropolitan areas, the LIFE METRO ADAPT project has engaged citizens and successfully transformed policymaking.
IPCC chair on science, politics, and knowing when to hold back
Professor Jim Skea speaks to ENDS Europe about his new role as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change championing inclusivity, and whether the risk of climate disaster keeps him up at night.
UN Development Programme’s nature chief on making the case for biodiversity
Midori Paxton, the UN Development Programme’s nature chief, tells ENDS why rich nations can’t keep diverting environmental funding and the UN’s ‘bold’ ideas for the rights of nature.
Good crop, bad crop: Why Europe is divided over new genomic techniques
In its latest move to address food and biodiversity issues, the European Commission unveiled in July a proposal to approve cutting-edge gene-editing technologies for crops. But critics argue it prioritises the agrifood sector at the expense of consumers and the environment.