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

Upcoming deadlines

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

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

Climate

Member states commit to a green finance strategy as agreement reached on green taxonomy

EU finance ministers on Thursday set climate action as a regular item for future discussions, while negotiators from the Council and Parliament reached an agreement on the EU's taxonomy of sustainable investments

Climate

UN climate talks make slow progress on carbon trading rules

UN climate talks in Madrid are expected today to publish draft rules for international carbon trading, but much more negotiation will be required if the EU’s conditions on upholding the environmental integrity of the Paris Agreement are to be met

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Get the latest on the impact of the UK's departure from the bloc on environmental policymaking across the EU

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Track legislation and demonstrate compliance in support of EHS management requirements

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