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European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

| July 22, 2019

At the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global road map for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core. A dedicated event […]

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#ElectricCarModels to triple in Europe by 2021 – market data

#ElectricCarModels to triple in Europe by 2021 – market data

| July 18, 2019

The number of electric car models on the European market will more than triple within the next three years, new analysis shows. After several years of timid growth, EU carmakers will be offering 214 electric models in 2021 – up from the 60 available at the end of 2018. Transport & Environment (T&E), which publishes the […]

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How agrobusiness and member states join forces to maintain #BeeToxicPesticides on the market

How agrobusiness and member states join forces to maintain #BeeToxicPesticides on the market

| July 18, 2019

In the 16-17 July meeting of the Standing Committee on phytopharmaceuticals, a majority of member states have shown how little ambitious they are to protect bees against toxic pesticides. Several decisions took place, highlighting how the agro-business is present in the Standing Committee through the voice of too many member states. Today, member states have […]

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European Union presents EU progress on #SustainableDevelopmentGoals at UN High Level Political Forum in New York

European Union presents EU progress on #SustainableDevelopmentGoals at UN High Level Political Forum in New York

| July 15, 2019

International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured) and Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella are attending the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development this week, to present the EU’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals – both within the European Union and internationally.  A detailed review of progress will be presented at the main EU side-event co-hosted with Finland on Thursday 18 […]

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EU environment and climate ministers – EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy

EU environment and climate ministers – EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy

| July 15, 2019

The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular economy to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity. The informal meeting of environment/climate ministers was held on 11 and 12 July […]

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Britain’s #Climate advisers slam government progress, call for urgent action

Britain’s #Climate advisers slam government progress, call for urgent action

| July 11, 2019

Britain has failed to set sufficient policies to combat climate change and must act urgently to cut greenhouse gas emissions to meet its new net zero target, a report by the government’s climate advisers said on Wednesday (10 July), writes Susanna Twidale. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report comes after Britain last month became the […]

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#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

| July 10, 2019

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed his intention to nominate Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s member of the European Commission. Phil Hogan served as Agriculture and Rural Development commissioner in the current Commission and is considered to be a skilled negotiator and alliance builder. Speaking today (10 July) the Taoiseach said that […]

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