Explainer: Why the EU’s carbon border tax plans are so controversial

As expected, the European Commission kicked up a storm of criticism when it unveiled plans to introduce a carbon border adjustment mechanism on a range of imported industrial products as part of... Read more

Latest policy briefings


Policy briefing: What’s in the new EU Forest Strategy?

The European Commission presented on 16 July a communication setting out how it will seek to protect EU forests in line with its climate and biodiversity goals. Here’s what you need to know.


Policy briefing: EU forest protection

ENDS looks at upcoming proposals from the European Commission to protect Europe’s forests, and what they could mean for the booming bioenergy sector.


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 December. Here's what you need to know


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

Upcoming deadlines


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


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

Editor's picks


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

Latest articles


All member states agree on EU ban for fungicide dimoxystrobin

Campaigners have welcomed what they describe as the belated prohibition of “one of Europe’s most toxic pesticides”, after a committee of government delegates agreed without dissent to ban the use of dimoxystrobin.

Politics & Law

Infringements: Italy back to court over ongoing breach of urban wastewater rules

This month’s non-compliance activity sees Italy on its way back to the EU Court of Justice over wastewater breaches alongside action against other countries over access to justice, noise control, nuclear safety and air pollution.

Politics & Law

Analysis: How the pandemic has – or hasn’t – changed green policies

In early May the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Covid-19 emergency concluded, ending three years of social distancing, economic shutdown and travel restrictions.


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Tracking the waste-to-energy and biomass energy industries

ENDS Compliance

Track legislation and demonstrate compliance in support of EHS management requirements