An Agriculture Council session has revealed significant differences between member states on how the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy should incorporate environment and climate protections ..
News 16 Apr 2019
German chancellor Angela Merkel has said her government will consider introducing a cross-sector carbon tax in order to meet its 2030 climate targets ..
News 15 Apr 2019
- Waste & Resources,Packaging
The Nordic countries are pushing for a new global agreement to reduce and prevent plastic waste and microplastics from being discharged into the sea ..
News 11 Apr 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
Fully implementing the EU’s environmental legislation could save the EU economy around €55 billion a year, environment commissioner Karmenu Vella has said ..
News 5 Apr 2019
German agriculture minister Julia Klöckner has thrown her weight behind proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy that would simplify the conditions for farmers to ..
News 3 Apr 2019
The European Parliament voted in Plenary yesterday to approve the Single-Use Plastics Directive, bringing us one step closer to a world without plastic cotton buds, ..
Comment 2 Apr 2019
Green groups and progressive parties have said reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), endorsed by MEPs on the agriculture committee, would water down its ..
News 2 Apr 2019
The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) says that the country’s goal of a non-toxic environment will not be achievable under existing policy and plans ..
News 1 Apr 2019
- Climate,Markets & Corporate
The European Parliament today voted to establish new rules governing sustainable finance, but rejected proposals to rank all economic activities according to their social and ..
News 28 Mar 2019
Plastic straws and cutlery, cotton buds and oxo-degradable food containers will be banned in Europe from 2021, following a European Parliament vote hailed as “historic” ..
News 28 Mar 2019
- Climate,General Policy,Nature
Almost half of more than €90 billion earmarked for external action under the proposed 2021-2027 EU budget should be used to support climate and environmental ..
News 27 Mar 2019
The European Food Safety Authority has developed a methodology for assessing the risk posed by mixtures of chemicals, while a new report suggests health impacts ..
News 26 Mar 2019
The EU should replace payments to farmers based on how much land they own with a system that rewards efforts to improve the environment, according ..
News 25 Mar 2019
A Norwegian proposal to tackle marine pollution by extending UN rules on international shipment of hazardous waste to recovered plastic is supported by EU governments, ..
News 22 Mar 2019
A broad alliance of campaign groups has listed a series of specific demands to make the Common Agricultural Policy meet “economic, societal, environmental and climate ..
News 21 Mar 2019