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European Green Deal: 10 things you need to know

 Ursula von der Leyen: green deal is 'Europe’s man-on-the-moon moment' (Photo by ARIS OIKONOMOU/AFP via Getty Images)

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

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’s renewable hydrogen norms slammed as ‘pure greenwashing’

Green groups have hit out at the EU executive’s proposal to give green hydrogen producers five years before they will have to prove their electrolysers are powered by purpose-built renewable sources.

Waste

Commission to tackle food waste in revision of Waste Framework Directive

The European Commission plans to set food waste reduction targets as part of a wider revision of EU rules to reduce waste generation and increase re-use and recycling.

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European Commission calls for feedback on renewable hydrogen rules

Two legislative proposals that could significantly influence the pace and direction of integrating green hydrogen into Europe’s energy system have been opened to public consultation.

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Ottmar Edenhofer to chair EU’s independent climate advisers

The European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change has elected a prominent German economist and climate scientist as chairperson, as it met for the first time this week.

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‘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?

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

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’

EEA head Hans Bruyninckx presents the findings of the 'State of the Environment' report. Image: EC - Audiovisual Service

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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