While attaching an economic value to nature can be useful, decisions around nature preservation must still consider its “intrinsic value”, the European Environment Agency has ..
News 23 May 2019
After the unprecedented forest fires that reached as high as the Arctic Circle in 2018, the European Commission unveiled on Tuesday its first fleet of ..
News 21 May 2019
Global rules hailed by campaigners as a weapon against the dumping of plastic waste on developing countries could have the unintended consequence of increasing incineration ..
News 20 May 2019
Besides polluting land and sea, worldwide growth in the use of plastic could jeopardise the Paris Agreement goal of halting global warming, a report suggests ..
News 15 May 2019
- Waste & Resources,Products,Markets & Corporate,EU's Circular Economy
Five European and global textile and fashion organisations have pledged to work with the EU to “co-develop” a vision for textiles in a circular economy ..
News 14 May 2019
- General Policy,Markets & Corporate
Campaigners have welcomed a move by the European Commission to extend EU Ecolabel criteria to retail investment portfolios and activities, but the financial sector has ..
News 13 May 2019
- Waste & Resources,Products,EU's Circular Economy
Textiles should be the next priority for the EU’s circular economy strategy after plastics, Commission officials, experts and other stakeholders suggested at the 22nd European ..
News 8 May 2019
- Climate,2019 European Elections
European city leaders and a raft of environmental, business, youth, and faith groups called on Tuesday for government leaders to commit to more rapid cuts ..
News 7 May 2019
Only “transformative change” can prevent an unprecedented mass extinction driven by human activities on land and sea, according to an alarming new analysis by the ..
News 6 May 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products
Norway plans to push for stricter regulation of global plastic waste shipments at a UN summit this week, while at home the government wants to ..
News 6 May 2019
- Waste & Resources,Products
Plastic bags labelled as biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable and compostable take more than three years to break down in the environment, according to new research ..
News 2 May 2019
Europe's economy must be modernised to 'embrace sustainable consumption and production patterns', the EU executive said on Tuesday ..
News 30 Apr 2019
- Climate,Waste & Resources
Europe needs to find a careful balance between the “smart use” of forest biomass while ensuring carbon sinks are enhanced, EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias ..
News 26 Apr 2019
The barriers to public participation in environmental policymaking are “numerous and growing”, the European Environmental Bureau has warned in a report published on Wednesday ..
News 25 Apr 2019