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News in brief: ECB launches climate stress test, green light for TEN-E

In other news this week: The ECB has launched a climate stress test of banks’ exposure to climate risks, three new reports highlight chemical pollution from waste-for-energy plants, and MEPs approve... Read more

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Poland’s border wall poses latest threat to Bialowieza Forest

After years fighting illegal logging, green campaigners have warned of a new threat to Poland’s Bialowieza Forest, a UNESCO world heritage site that forms part of the EU’s Natura 2000 network.

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EU top court clarifies status of peat bogs in nature protection rules

Member states are not obliged to pay compensation to the owners of peat bogs that face restrictions in how they use their land because of EU nature rules, the European Court of Justice has said.

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Council presidency subdues hopes to overshoot 2030 emission targets

France’s environment minister has cautioned MEPs against pushing to go beyond the 2030 emission cuts set in the EU’s climate law, while expressing hopes to see “resolute” progress on the Fit for 55 package over the French presidency.

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Environment ministers signal ‘strong interest’ in ending export of banned chemicals

Many environment ministers indicated their interest in a possible end to exporting to third countries substances that are banned in Europe, as part of an informal meeting hosted by France last week.

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News in brief: Seven more MEPs join environment committee

In other news this week: The European Parliament’s environment committee will soon have seven new members to help with its increased workload, 10 heavily forested countries say it is “too early” to revise green criteria for bioenergy, and the Commission seeks views on rules for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics.

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