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Climate activists accuse EU of blocking access to justice

A group of activists attempting to force the EU to adopt more ambitious climate targets has accused the European Parliament and EU Council of “pushing citizens out” of the bloc’s legal jurisdiction

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EU public still faces barriers to environmental info, NGO says

Accessing environmental information is still too challenging in many European countries despite EU rules designed to make the process more straightforward, according to green umbrella group the European Environmental Bureau (EEB)


EU rules ‘partially effective’ in improving air quality

EU air quality legislation has succeeded in making member states set up high-quality systems to collect and share data on air quality, but has been less effective at cutting air pollution, according to the European Commission


EU Parliament declares ‘climate emergency’ ahead of UN talks

MEPs have declared a climate emergency in Europe and globally, demanding tougher action ahead of next week’s UN climate summit in Madrid

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‘Climate cannot wait’, von der Leyen Commission told

Green groups and political leaders have warned that the new European Commission, led by president-elect Ursula von der Leyen, must deliver ground-breaking climate policies if it is to live up to expectations

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Youth funds should be increased and aimed at climate, youth activist tells EU Council

At an EU Council debate on youth work and climate change, a 19-year-old activist called on the EU to increase its flagship education scheme 'considerably' and should be geared towards sustainability

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