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Risk of #COVID-19 plastic trash pile-up worries Europe

Risk of #COVID-19 plastic trash pile-up worries Europe

| August 11, 2020

Concerns are rising across Europe that the coronavirus-induced slump in oil prices could knock demand for recycled plastics but data is still patchy on how the pandemic has affected the amount of trash piling up, the European Union’s environment chief said, write Kate Abnett and Catarina Demony.   As lockdowns around the world caused a drop […]

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EU progress towards its #ClimateChange goals

EU progress towards its #ClimateChange goals

| August 10, 2020

The EU has set out ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. 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 progress has already been achieved? 2020 climate goals to be reached Graphic showing the evolution […]

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#GreeningAviation – Commission launches public consultation on sustainable aviation fuels

#GreeningAviation – Commission launches public consultation on sustainable aviation fuels

| August 7, 2020

On 5 August, the Commission launched a public consultation on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation sector. The Commission is currently assessing different policy options to boost the development and uptake of sustainable aviation fuels in the EU. It invites citizens and interested parties from industry and society to share their views and […]

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Delivering the #EuropeanGreenDeal – Commission consults on review of renewable energy and energy efficiency directives

Delivering the #EuropeanGreenDeal – Commission consults on review of renewable energy and energy efficiency directives

| August 5, 2020

The Commission has taken the first steps in the review process of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, by inviting citizens and stakeholders to comment on two road maps. The review of both Directives will be essential to identify how energy policies on renewables and energy efficiency will contribute in achieving the climate and environmental ambitions […]

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#Ukraine – A high-potential renewable energy partner to the EU #DTEK

#Ukraine – A high-potential renewable energy partner to the EU #DTEK

| August 4, 2020

Despite the impact of COVID-19, Europe’s renewable energy sector has shown its resilience and will form a key part of the EU’s Green Deal-centred economic recovery, writes DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko. As the CEO of Ukraine’s largest energy group, I know that Ukraine has massive potential as EU’s partner in this sector, but we need […]

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Animal welfare and protection: EU laws explained

Animal welfare and protection: EU laws explained

| July 31, 2020

European wild cat © AdobeStock/creativenature.nl  The EU has some of world’s highest animal welfare standards. Find out how the legislation protects wildlife, pets as well as farm and laboratory animals. The European Union has advocated animal welfare for more than 40 years and is widely recognised as a global leader, with some of the world’s […]

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#CircularEconomy – ‘With a new impetus for sustainable development’

#CircularEconomy – ‘With a new impetus for sustainable development’

| July 27, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has created the conditions for circular products and services to become the norm in Europe, says the EESC. In a recent opinion on the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan, the EESC urges lawmakers to ensure the circular economy finds a place and resources in the overall “greenprint” for Europe’s recovery. “The […]

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