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European Green Deal: 10 things you need to know

European Green Deal: 10 things you need to know

ENDS takes you through the 10 key elements of the European Green Deal unveiled by Commission president Ursula von der Leyen

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European Climate Law: 8 things you need to know

European Climate Law: 8 things you need to know

The European Commission has unveiled its proposal for a legally-binding commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. ENDS takes you through what you need to know

Energy

Commission consults on reforming gas rules as sector pledges 2045 net-zero goal

The European Commission is seeking input on whether it needs to reform rules governing the gas sector to reflect the EU’s climate targets, while industry group Eurogas has said it will bring forward its net-zero goal to 2045.

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In-depth: How the EU can clamp down on environmental crime

The European Commission is planning to update rules on environmental crime, an increasing problem that is causing serious harm to ecosystems, human health and law-abiding companies, as part of its European Green Deal vision.

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Commission plans to promote organic farming ‘not enough’, say Greens

A new European Commission action plan that aims to boost the uptake of organic farming has come under fire for failing to commit more funding for shifting farming practices away from conventional techniques.

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CAP: Ministers urge ‘flexibility’ in assessing strategic plans

The European Commission must be “flexible” in how it judges member states’ green farming plans, agriculture ministers said in an EU Council meeting that highlighted a gulf between member states and MEPs on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy.

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‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has promised a radical transformation of the EU economy through the European Green Deal, describing it as 'Europe’s man-on-the-moon moment'

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Who's going to pay for Europe's Green Deal?

Who's going to pay for Europe's Green Deal?

Blog: Was this the week when the initial euphoria surrounding the European Green Deal gave way to the grim realisation that its success will largely depend on how much cold, hard cash is on the table?

Climate

European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

The European Commission has revealed details of the Just Transition Fund, its first legislative proposal for its flagship economic plan to decarbonise Europe by 2050, the European Green Deal. Here's what you need to know

Climate

Interview: EEA head Hans Bruyninckx on the European Green Deal, the EU budget and eco-friendly ‘creative destruction’

Interview: EEA head Hans Bruyninckx on the European Green Deal, the EU budget and eco-friendly ‘creative destruction’

With the European Environment Agency warning that time is running out for Europe to address the ever worsening climate and environment crises, executive director Hans Bruyninckx tells ENDS he is optimistic about the new European Commission, with the planned European Green Deal showing ‘a real shift in emphasis’

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