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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Climate

Covid-19: Germany’s Schulze calls for climate-friendly stimulus

The German environment minister has said any programme to recover from the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic must contribute to reaching carbon neutrality, as industry heavyweights continue to back climate action

Energy

EU Commission: Covid-19 increases urgency of spending on green transition

The coronavirus crisis ‘clearly increases pressure on public authorities’ to allocate funding wisely and direct Europe's recovery towards ‘future proof solutions’, the European Commission said on Monday after president Ursula von der Leyen called for ‘smart and sustainable’ investment

Politics & Law

Blog: How Covid-19 is prompting blue sky thinking

A week of clear blue skies in Brussels – with the vapour trails of jet engines an increasingly rare sight (weekly average traffic is down 78.3% compared to the same period in 2019, and even then Belgium has seen one Europe's lowest fall-offs during the coronavirus crisis) – has seen an intensification of the debate over the nexus between the European Green Deal aspirations and its response to the pandemic

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