Politics & Law

COP15: Major biodiversity summit to be delayed again to 2022, negotiators told

A COP15 co-chair has told negotiators to expect the biodiversity summit to take place in May 2022, as green groups have warned policymakers not to use the delay as an “excuse for inaction”.

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Infringements: Green cases dominated again in 2020

The European Commission opened more infringement procedures relating to the environment than any other policy area last year, while more than 50 green breaches remained unresolved even after a ruling by the EU court.

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International cooperation essential for EU carbon border tax, say experts

The European Commission's proposal for a carbon border adjustment mechanism should increase the number of countries committed to cooperating on slashing their greenhouse gas emissions, an online event has heard.

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‘Poisoned gift’: US-German agreement on Nord Stream 2 sparks outrage

MEPs have joined the Polish and Ukrainian governments in condemning a deal struck between Germany and the US that will allow the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to be completed.

Climate

Fit for 55: Von der Leyen offers carrot and stick in push for second ETS

Rejecting the European Commission’s controversial proposal for a standalone emissions trading system for road transport and buildings would mean more stringent CO2 cuts elsewhere and no social adjustment fund, president Ursula von der Leyen has said.

Politics & Law

‘No time to waste’: Campaigners criticise Shell’s appeal against Dutch climate ruling

Shell’s decision to appeal a Dutch court’s landmark order to nearly half its total CO2 emissions by 2030 has been branded as a waste of time by the climate campaigners behind the legal case.

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