Transport

Carmakers seek help with ‘massive additional investments’ in green transition

European recovery funds must be ploughed into charging infrastructure and public support drive demand for electric vehicles, industry figures said on Tuesday as a senior EU official spoke of a... Read more

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Politics & Law

Spanish government unveils green-centred Covid-19 recovery plan

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez this week launched a post-Covid recovery plan focused primarily on achieving ambitious environmental, energy and climate objectives within three to four years, and financed by up to €140 billion of EU grants and loans

Land

Campaigners welcome MEPs’ support for deforestation-free supply chains

The European Commission should present a binding legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation by preventing forest-risk commodities entering the bloc, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed, in a move supported by green groups

Climate

EU tax official makes case for carbon levy on imports

A carbon border adjustment mechanism wwould protect European industry and encourage trading partners to match the EU in the ambition of their climate action, director-general for taxation and customs union Gerassimos Thomas said on Wednesday

Markets & Corporate

‘Trojan horse’: Campaigners criticise GDP focus of European Green Deal

Measuring Europe’s progress by the monetary value of goods and services produced annually overlooks the disconnect between GDP and well being, and the impact on the environment of continuous economic growth, WWF argues

Markets & Corporate

Covid-19: Businesses urge Commission to ramp up climate-friendly recovery

Heads of firms as diverse as Coca Cola and Deutsche Bank have urged the European Commission and government leaders to agree a 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target at least 55% below 1990 levels, on the eve of an expected announcement of EU plans

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