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

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

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Land

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

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.

Land

Policy briefing: EU forest protection

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.

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 December. Here's what you need to know

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

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

Editor's picks

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

This week in plenary: 5 green votes you need to know about

Meeting in Strasbourg, the European Parliament this week approved the reformed Common Agricultural Policy and the 2022 budget, while voting on a number of reports ranging from raw materials to world trade rules. Here’s what you need to know.

Politics & Law

News in brief: No breakthrough in TEN-E talks, ETS state aid guidelines published

In other news this week: MEPs and member states remain at loggerheads over plans to reform the Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation, while the Commission publishes new guidelines on state aid companies under the emissions trading system as prices reach a new high.

Politics & Law

Commission beefs up green criteria for IPCEIs

Innovative cross-border projects backed by member states are unlikely to be approved by the European Commission if they ‘do significant harm’ to the environment, according to updated rules unveiled on Thursday.

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