A group of developed countries, including the EU, the US and Australia, have proposed reducing their production and use of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% by 2036 ..
News 25 Jul 2016
Negotiators have overcome a major roadblock in the Montreal Protocol talks to agree the basic principles covering financial aid for developing countries to reduce their reliance ..
News 18 Jul 2016
Divisions between EU and developing countries over how the latter should be supported as they reduce hydrofluorocarbons emerged during a recent preliminary meeting, ENDS has ..
News 11 Apr 2016
The European Commission should reconsider the migration limit for zinc set out in the 2011 regulation on plastic food contact materials, according to the European ..
News 4 Mar 2016
All member state decisions to implement national bans on cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops look set to go ahead as the scrutiny periods pass ..
News 5 Nov 2015
MEPs rejected a European Commission proposal to allow EU countries to ban genetically modified food and feed on their territory ..
News 13 Oct 2015
Germany has become the 15th member state to signal that it will introduce a national ban on GM cultivation ..
News 1 Oct 2015
The Portuguese government has published legislative proposals to tackle soil contamination at brownfield sites by requiring site operators to obtain soil quality certificates ..
News 14 Sep 2015
The chair of the European Parliament’s environment committee has called for MEPs to reject the European Commission’s proposal to extend member states’ power to ban ..
News 30 Jun 2015
The European Commission’s proposal to allow countries to enact national bans on genetically-modified (GM) food and feed has been accused of being seriously flawed ..
News 22 Apr 2015
The European Commission is considering giving member states an opt-out of EU level authorisations for genetically modified (GM) food and feed imports ..
News 8 Apr 2015
Norway’s Environment Agency has urged the government to ban the cultivation of MON810 genetically modified (GM) maize authorised in the EU ..
News 9 Mar 2015
Climate change will continue to influence levels of UV radiation as global action to limit ozone depletion has not yet translated into lower levels, research ..
News 12 Jan 2015