EU steps up diplomatic efforts on Antarctic maritime protection

The European Commission and member state officials signalled there is rising global engagement to secure vast new maritime protected areas in the Antarctic, at an EU policy discussion on Friday.

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EU Council backs compromise on energy infrastructure reforms

EU energy ministers agreed their negotiating position on reforms to Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation after a long debate on whether to support upgrading gas infrastructure to carry ‘blends’ of fossil and low-carbon gases.


In-depth: Airlines pin green hopes on sustainable aviation fuel

Ahead of key decisions for the aviation sector in the ‘fit for 55’package of major climate and energy policy announcements in mid-July, carriers have set out their expectations for sustainable aviation fuel, while a report shows they have been lobbying hard against the new climate targets.

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Blog: Trans-Atlantic climate credibility on the line as Brussels locks down for Biden visit

With US president Joe Biden set to come to Brussels next week, campaigners are hoping for more than just warm words on climate action, as the head of the UN warns we are nearing the point of no return.

News in brief: Enel under fire over coal-to-gas switch, ECJ opinion spells trouble for vehicle emissions appeal

In other news this week: Campaigners have hit out at an Italian plan to convert a coal-fired power station to natural gas, NGOs call for a much higher renewable energy target, while the construction industry urges a ‘full decarbonisation of the built environment’.


Interview: How the EU can turn the tide on hazardous chemicals

Anne-Sofie Bäckar, executive director of advocacy group ChemSec, talks to ENDS about “disturbing” discrepancies in EU chemicals data, tackling the PFAS threat, and what it will take to make good on the promises of the European Green Deal.

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