More than half of EU governments want to stick with or weaken the European Commission’s draft Effort Sharing Regulation on climate change, groups warn ..
News 28 Mar 2017
EU governments should take on stricter accounting rules for land use greenhouse gas emissions and set long-term targets for net carbon removals, an MEP has ..
News 2 Mar 2017
The EU may only be headed for 23% emissions cuts by 2030 in sectors outside of the emissions trading scheme, far below the proposed 30% ..
News 26 Jan 2017
A senior European Commission official has suggested that proposals by an industry committee MEP to aim for zero emissions from sectors such as agriculture by ..
News 12 Jan 2017
Climate change measures must not jeopardise the agriculture sector’s role in providing food security and biomass as well as other raw materials for the bioeconomy, ..
News 13 Dec 2016
Copa-Cogeca has warned against removing food-based biofuels from the list of transport fuels that count as renewable ahead of the publication of a revised EU ..
News 28 Nov 2016
- Energy,Waste & Resources,Nature
The European Commission has defended its involvement in the forestry sector in the European Parliament as MEPs disputed its right to legislate in the area ..
News 23 Nov 2016
France called for an early agreement on the national emissions reduction targets for sectors outside of the EU emissions trading scheme during a meeting of ..
News 18 Oct 2016
- Climate,Energy,COP21: climate crunch
The emission reduction target proposed for France under the Effort Sharing Regulation represents an “unfair burden” that will undermine the country’s competitiveness, MEP Mireille D’Ornano ..
News 13 Sep 2016
The European Commission needs to rethink how it sets the 2021-2030 emissions reduction targets, outside the emission trading scheme, or risk falling further behind the ..
News 13 Jul 2016
European Commission plans to revise bioenergy policies after 2020 are expected to include incentives to boost the production of algae-based biofuels ..
News 4 Mar 2016
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Pollution,Nature
Latest official statistics paint a mixed picture of environmental progress in agriculture and forestry ..
News 18 Feb 2016
Next week’s European Parliament vote is a crucial opportunity for MEPs to push for more sustainable forest policies, says Linde Zuidema of FERN ..
Comment 23 Apr 2015
The amount of crops feeding Europe’s biogas plants remains steady in spite of growing concern about using food to produce energy ..
News 23 Jan 2015