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.

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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

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

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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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Air

French government fined €10m for failing to tackle air pollution

France’s top administrative court has handed down a €10m fine to the French government after finding several urban areas remain dangerously polluted.

Politics & Law

COP15: Major biodiversity summit to be delayed again to 2022, negotiators told

A COP15 co-chair has told negotiators to expect the biodiversity summit to take place in May 2022, as green groups have warned policymakers not to use the delay as an “excuse for inaction”.

Climate

Pro-climate companies flag concerns over Fit for 55 package

A business alliance lobbying for effective climate action has raised concerns over biomass, carbon capture and utilisation, and a carbon tax on imports in its initial analysis of the climate proposals the European Commission tabled on 14 July.

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