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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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EPP picks rapporteurs for key Fit for 55 files

The European People’s Party has decided which MEPs will lead on drawing up the environment committee’s reports on tightening the emissions trading system, creating a social climate fund, and revising the Effort Sharing Regulation, ENDS Europe has learned.

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Von der Leyen pledges more money for climate and biodiversity

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen used her annual State of the Union speech on Wednesday to announce the EU would commit extra funding to international climate and biodiversity initiatives.

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EU urged to look beyond GDP as it pursues post-pandemic recovery

The European Commission should abandon a “rigid focus” on economic growth while rolling out its recovery package 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, the Club of Rome has said as president Ursula von der Leyen gave her mid-term State of the European Union’ speech in Strasbourg.

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Timmermans: Fossil fuel dependency, not ETS to blame for rising energy costs

Green deal chief Frans Timmermans has defended the EU’s main carbon pricing instrument amid accusations that it is driving up energy costs, as Green MEPs urged the European Commission to increase its climate ambition in light of the latest science.

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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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