Pesticides: Organic farmers, campaigners warn against ‘paralysis by analysis’

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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Commission proposes doubling list of biofuel feedstocks

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.


Conservationists hail ‘historic’ agreement on EU deforestation law

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.

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Sustainable finance: MEPs grill McGuinness over taxonomy, disclosure

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.


Commission extends glyphosate approval by one year

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.


Von der Leyen: EU must reform state aid rules or lose out in clean energy transition

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.

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Analysis: Why REACH authorisations need a rethink

Workers are seen at a chrome ore mine in Elazig, Turkey on April 2019. Chromium-based compounds are among the most common to go through the EU authorisations process. Photo: Gent Shkullaku/AFP via Getty Images

When it comes to authorising hazardous chemicals for specific uses, green groups, industry, MEPs and the European Commission all agree that the EU system is in need of reform. But opinions differ on what should be done.

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Interview: Sustainable investment expert on what’s next for the EU’s green finance plans

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.


Interview: Why the chemicals industry thinks Europe’s F-gas phase down is too much too soon

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.

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Interview: HEAL founder on protecting the European Green Deal

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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