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#Forestation: A tangible measure of hope and progress in Western Balkans?

#Forestation: A tangible measure of hope and progress in Western Balkans?

| February 22, 2018

On Monday 26 February the leaders of the Western Balkans countries arrive in London for the annual European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) investment conference for the region. This year’s conference follows on from the latest European Union initiative (“A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans”) to address […]

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#ECJ: European Court of Justice rules increased logging in Poland’s protected Białowieża forest breaches EU law

#ECJ: European Court of Justice rules increased logging in Poland’s protected Białowieża forest breaches EU law

| February 21, 2018

The European Court of Justice released a press release yesterday (20 February) announcing that increased logging in Poland’s protected Białowieża forest breaches EU law. The opinion comes after an infringement procedure last July by the Commission to stop large-scale logging over concerns it threatens the “integrity” of the site. Commenting on the announcement, the co-chairs […]

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MEPs call for global ban on #AnimalTesting

MEPs call for global ban on #AnimalTesting

| February 21, 2018

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has adopted a resolution calling for a worldwide ban on animal testing for cosmetics.  Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in the EU since 2009 and it has been illegal to place on the EU market any cosmetic products that have been tested on animals since March 2013. Despite […]

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#EUAuditors publish background paper on wind and solar power production

#EUAuditors publish background paper on wind and solar power production

| February 21, 2018

The European Court of Auditors has published a background paper on EU and member state support for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation. Background papers follow the announcements of audits and provide information on ongoing audit tasks. They are a source of information for those interested in the policy and/or programmes being audited. The […]

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#CovenantofMayors: Cities at forefront of climate action

#CovenantofMayors: Cities at forefront of climate action

| February 20, 2018

Europe’s mayors will gather in the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday (22 February) to discuss initiatives to tackle climate change at a local level. This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, a European initiative connecting more than 7,700 towns and cities in Europe and beyond […]

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Renewable energy: EU has cost-effective potential to use more #renewables

Renewable energy: EU has cost-effective potential to use more #renewables

| February 19, 2018

On 19 February, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Adnan Amin will launch in Brussels a new report on renewable energy prospects in the European Union. Prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the report identifies cost-effective renewable energy options across all […]

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#ClimateChange: Using EU forests to offset carbon emissions

#ClimateChange: Using EU forests to offset carbon emissions

| February 15, 2018

Forests make up an important part of the EU’s ecosystem  Forests play a crucial role in maintaining our ecosystem, for example by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that would otherwise contribute to global warming. The EU is working on plans to make every member state compensate for emissions caused by deforestation. Parliament and the […]

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