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EU progress towards its #ClimateChangeGoals

EU progress towards its #ClimateChangeGoals

| July 12, 2018

The EU has set out ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Check out the infographics to find out about the progress it is making. Fighting climate change is a priority for the EU. It has committed to a series of measurable objectives and taken several measures to reduce greenhouse gases. What […]

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Clamp down on illegal trade in #Pets, urge Public Health Committee MEPs

Clamp down on illegal trade in #Pets, urge Public Health Committee MEPs

| July 12, 2018

The illegal breeding of cats and dogs often takes place in terrible conditions, say MEPs ©AP Images/European Union-EP  Measures to help EU countries tackle illegal trade in pets, often by cross-border criminal networks, were proposed by Public Health Committee MEPs on Tuesday (10 July). Identifying and registering cats and dogs is a crucial and necessary […]

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Consumers urge #HomeDepot and #Lowes to stop selling #Roundup due to improper labeling

Consumers urge #HomeDepot and #Lowes to stop selling #Roundup due to improper labeling

| July 11, 2018

Moms Across America and consumers have initiated a campaign to urge Home Depot and Lowes, two of the largest retailers of Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, to pull the products from the shelves due to improper labeling and their carcinogenic effects, writes Zen Honeycutt. “Home Depot and Lowes promote the sale of Roundup not just in […]

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#CleanEnergy – The EU’s push for renewables and energy efficiency

#CleanEnergy – The EU’s push for renewables and energy efficiency

| July 11, 2018

Solar energy could help to fight climate change ©AP Images/European Union-EP  Fighting climate change continues to be one of the EU’s priorities. Find out how MEPs want to boost energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. In 2016 the European Commission presented a set of clean energy proposals aimed to help fight climate […]

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The French lead by example on #cigarette recycling

The French lead by example on #cigarette recycling

| July 9, 2018

Having toughened its stance at home, France is leading the way on proposals to curb the adverse environmental impacts of the tobacco industry EU-wide, placing producers at the centre of the European debate.   Last week, Younous Omarjee, a French MEP from La France Insoumise (Unbowed France) party, published a report containing 10 suggestions aimed […]

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Time for EU to legislate on #MineralWool ?

Time for EU to legislate on #MineralWool ?

| June 28, 2018

MEPs are being urged to raise awareness of the “potential hazards” of a building material commonly used throughout Europe. Mineral wool is a type of thermal insulation made from rocks and minerals. It has been hailed by the industry as having a key role to play in sustainable buildings and a possible solution to meeting the EU’s […]

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#EuropeanGreenCapitalAward for 2020 goes to Lisbon, Portugal

#EuropeanGreenCapitalAward for 2020 goes to Lisbon, Portugal

| June 26, 2018

The Portuguese city of Lisbon has won the European Green Capital Award for 2020. The title for European Green Leaf 2019, which concerns smaller cities, goes jointly to the cities of Cornellà de Llobregat in Spain and Horst aan de Maas in the Netherlands. These prestigious titles were awarded at a ceremony in Nijmegen (the […]

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