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
With just days to go before Spain’s general election, all but one of the country’s national parties have given their backing for greater ambition on ..
News 25 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
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
- 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 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
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
- General Policy,Markets & Corporate
The ambition of future EU regulation on sustainable finance has come into doubt after lawmakers voted down amendments to tighten definitions of ‘green’ investments proposed ..
News 12 Mar 2019
The European Commission intends to present recommendations in June on how sustainability criteria could be applied to solar PV installations, through EU rules on ecodesign ..
News 11 Mar 2019
Financial services companies face new rules on how they must inform investors about environmental risk, following successful late-night negotiations between MEPs and member states ..
News 7 Mar 2019