The EU organic farming lobby has urged member states not to call for an extra impact assessment of the ‘green deal’ goal to halve the risk and use of pesticides by 2030.
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The European Commission aims to expand the list of source materials for biofuels and biogas significantly, including energy crops cultivated on fallow farmland, in a new draft subsidiary legislation under the Renewable Energy Directive.
Palm oil, cattle, timber, coffee, cocoa, rubber, soy and a range of derivatives from chocolate to furniture will only be marketable in Europe if companies can show their production was not linked to deforestation, lawmakers agreed on Tuesday morning.
Members of the European Parliament’s environment and economy committees have heavily criticised developments in the EU sustainable finance agenda, in a hearing with commissioner Mairead McGuinness.
The European Commission has been forced to extend the approval of glyphosate by one year after member states failed to reach an agreement on the measure in a committee vote last month.
Europe risks losing out in the “clean tech race” with Washington planning to pour hundreds of billions of dollars into clean energy infrastructure under the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has warned.
Aleksandra Palinska, executive director of the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), talks to ENDS Europe about completing the green taxonomy, and how EU disclosure rules have affected the sector.
Nick Campbell, head of European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee, discusses industry concerns with illegal imports, developing products with a lower climate impact, and the future of F-gases in Europe.
Génon Jensen, the founder and executive director of the Health and Environment Alliance, speaks to ENDS Europe about ramping up EU ambition on chemicals, air quality and climate change.
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