Climate

Policy briefing: the just transition fund

Policy briefing: the just transition fund

A multi-billion just transition fund to support communities in Europe's coal-heavy regions is a priority for Ursula von der Leyen's new Commission, with legislation expected in the first two weeks of... Read more

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Climate

Policy briefing: the carbon border tax

Policy briefing: the carbon border tax

A key promise made by incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, a carbon border tax would protect EU industries producing goods in a less carbon intensive way than their international competitors. ENDS takes a look at what the proposal might mean in practice

Waste

Policy briefing: the EU’s single-use plastic directive

Policy briefing: the EU’s single-use plastic directive

Member states and representatives of the European Parliament agreed in December on a range of measures to tackle pollution from single-use plastics that are expected to come into force in 2021. ENDS takes a detailed look at what the new measures mean

Waste

Policy briefing: The EU’s circular economy package

Policy briefing: The EU’s circular economy package

New EU directives setting binding requirements and strict rules on waste management entered into force on 4 July. Here, ENDS takes a detailed look at what the new rules mean in practice

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Chemicals

9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in December

Important deadlines relating to chemicals labelling, restriction of hazardous substances and chemicals, safety on ships, and the recast Electricity Directive are coming up in December

Chemicals

9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for

9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for

Important deadlines relating to ecodesign requirements, transport and chemicals restrictions are coming up in November and early December

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Climate

Map: EU member states' zero carbon plans

Map: EU member states' zero carbon plans

With EU Commission proposals for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 currently blocked by some member states, what are governments proposing nationally to meet the decarbonisation required

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Politics & Law

EU governments cast doubt on Green Deal over economic impacts

Key proposals in the European Commission’s flagship European Green Deal policy package were cast into doubt on Thursday by governments divided over the potential impact on industry and economic growth at a meeting of ministers and representatives at the EU Competitiveness Council

Politics & Law

EU governments told to green economies

EU member states are being prompted by the European Commission to armour national finances with sustainable economic reforms and a just transition plan, in reports handed to governments on Wednesday as part of the regular ‘European semester’ economic policy coordination exercise

Politics & Law

Call for virgin plastic tax as packaging sector demands budget plan is dropped

Environmental campaigners have called on EU legislators to impose a tax on all virgin plastics after proposals by budget negotiators for a levy on packaging were opposed by the industry

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