European lawmakers must resist pressure from the fossil fuel, waste incineration and nuclear industries to water down draft EU criteria for green investments, over 50 ..
News 16 Sep 2019
- Climate,Energy,Nature,Paris Agreement
The EU should “massively expand the role of public finance” to tackle climate change in a socially just manner, according to a platform of think-tanks ..
News 2 Sep 2019
- Climate,General Policy,Nature,2019 European Elections
The newly elected chair of the European Parliament's environment committee, Pascal Canfin, has pledged to make it the ‘front runner’ in driving greater ambition in ..
News 10 Jul 2019
- Climate,Chemicals,General Policy,Nature
A raft of environmental policy files await the incoming European Parliament and the next Commission ..
Analysis 28 May 2019
- Climate,Energy,General Policy,Nature,2019 European Elections
On the eve of the EU elections, a look at European Parliament voting records on environmental issues over the past five years reveals stark divisions ..
Analysis 22 May 2019
The need for a rapid, large-scale expansion of new energy infrastructure to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 poses a challenge to protected areas, a European ..
News 16 May 2019
The EU Commission's move on Wednesday to label palm oil-based biofuels as unsustainable was welcomed by environmentalists as a milestone in the fight against deforestation ..
News 13 Mar 2019
Government officials and business leaders were invited to sign on Tuesday a declaration pledging urgent action to counter the effects of climate change on the ..
News 19 Feb 2019
The greenhouse gas emission savings of biofuels are negated if more than 14% of feedstock expansion is at the expense of forest, the European Commission ..
News 15 Feb 2019
Environmentalists have welcomed a move by the European Commission to limit the use of palm oil to produce “renewable” biofuels, but warned of loopholes ..
News 11 Feb 2019
Socialist candidate for the European Commission presidency Frans Timmermans has pledged to place the UN’s sustainable development goals at the heart of his administration ..
News 7 Feb 2019
The European Commission appears set to delay much-expected legislation setting sustainability criteria for crop-based biofuels because it is “wavering” over a possible cap on palm ..
News 1 Feb 2019
Environmental group Fern has warned about the impacts on European forests of the EU’s long term climate strategy, saying that it relies too much on ..
News 1 Feb 2019
Although passenger planes have flown thousands of times with biofuel-kerosene blends in their tanks, the total amount of aviation biofuels used worldwide remains negligible ..
Comment 21 Jan 2019
The Finnish biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste disputed on Wednesday claims in a report by environmental campaigners that it plans to use palm oil ..
News 9 Jan 2019