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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

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Covid-19: Germany’s Schulze calls for climate-friendly stimulus

The German environment minister has said any programme to recover from the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic must contribute to reaching carbon neutrality, as industry heavyweights continue to back climate action

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EU Commission: Covid-19 increases urgency of spending on green transition

The coronavirus crisis ‘clearly increases pressure on public authorities’ to allocate funding wisely and direct Europe's recovery towards ‘future proof solutions’, the European Commission said on Monday after president Ursula von der Leyen called for ‘smart and sustainable’ investment

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Blog: How Covid-19 is prompting blue sky thinking

A week of clear blue skies in Brussels – with the vapour trails of jet engines an increasingly rare sight (weekly average traffic is down 78.3% compared to the same period in 2019, and even then Belgium has seen one Europe's lowest fall-offs during the coronavirus crisis) – has seen an intensification of the debate over the nexus between the European Green Deal aspirations and its response to the pandemic

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Covid-19: Link to biodiversity depletion prompts calls to prioritise EU Green Deal

An MEP has called for the European Commission to prioritise the green deal along with Covid-19 emergency measures, suggesting the pandemic is caused by ecosystem disruption.

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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?

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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

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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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