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Climate Law: Green MEP accuses Canfin of undermining parliament in talks

Climate Law: Green MEP accuses Canfin of undermining parliament in talks

The chair of the European Parliament’s environment committee is pushing negotiators to accept the EU Council’s offer of a 52.8% emissions reduction target by 2030, German MEP Michael Bloss claimed on... Read more

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Climate

Nature-based climate solutions ‘valid and effective’, says EEA

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has given its seal of approval to nature-based techniques for adapting to climate change, but says the EU should do more to encourage high-quality projects and develop a coherent set of principles.

Water

ECJ dismisses Dutch challenge to electric pulse fishing ban

The EU’s top court has rejected an attempt by the Dutch government to overturn a ban on electric pulse fishing, stating that there is no obligation to approve new techniques on the basis that they are innovative.

Products

EU ‘world’s second largest importer’ of products linked to deforestation

EU demand for soy, palm oil and beef has driven the clearance of millions of hectares of tropical habitat since 2005, according to a new study by green group WWF.

Politics & Law

Commission warned pursuit of consensus could sink green deal

The European Commission is jeopardising its green deal pledges by trying to satisfy the demands of all governments over sustainable investment criteria, and could even be acting unlawfully, Green MEP Bas Eickhout said on Wednesday.

Energy

MEPs demand RED II review address bioenergy ‘threat to forests’

A cross-party group of MEPs is calling on the European Commission “to open and amend” the bioenergy provisions in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

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Chemicals

In-depth: How will the EU cut microplastics pollution?

In-depth: How will the EU cut microplastics pollution?

The scale and risks of microplastics pollution are increasingly under scrutiny within the EU – and the European Commission has pledged to act. But will it be enough?

Markets & Corporate

Interview: How a German steel giant aims to reach net zero

Dr. Arnd Köfler, chief technical officer at industrial giant ThyssenKrupp Steel, tells ENDS about his company’s plans to make steel with hydrogen, the prospect of a ‘green recovery’ and why a carbon border tax comes with a sting in the tail.

Energy

Interview: Why Europe needs an emissions standard for hydrogen production

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, secretary general of Hydrogen Europe, tells ENDS about the group’s five-year journey from ‘a science fiction club’ to a major EU player, and why the bloc should not dismiss hydrogen from fossil fuels.

Markets & Corporate

In-depth: What is at stake in EU plans for sustainable corporate governance?

Many aspects of the EU’s plans to legislate for sustainable corporate governance remain the subject of heated debate, particularly the prospect of binding due diligence on supply chains and linking directors’ pay to green performance.

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