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EU invests more than €100 million in new #LIFEProgramme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

EU invests more than €100 million in new #LIFEProgramme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

| February 17, 2020

The European Commission today (17 February) announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projects in nine member states, helping Europe’s transition to a sustainable economy and climate neutrality. These projects are located in […]

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#EUSummitChallenge – A budget for the climate emergency

#EUSummitChallenge – A budget for the climate emergency

| February 17, 2020

Heads of state meet this week hoping to reach an agreement on the size and purpose of the next EU budget. The outcome should tell us whether Europe is able to finance its transition to carbon neutrality.Heads of state and government will meet on 20 February to continue negotiations on the size and priorities of […]

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MEPs back calls from #EUDog&CatAlliance to end illegal pet trade

MEPs back calls from #EUDog&CatAlliance to end illegal pet trade

| February 14, 2020

A resolution calling for action to be taken against illegal pet trafficking to protect animal welfare, consumers and public health was adopted by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 12 February. MEPs voted with an overwhelming majority to support the motion demanding an EU-wide action plan to help end the illegal pet trade by bringing […]

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European Parliament backs #ECB role for #ClimateChange

European Parliament backs #ECB role for #ClimateChange

| February 13, 2020

On 12 February, the European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a resolution endorsing the role of the European Central Bank for climate change. In the report adopted in Strasbourg, MEPs call on the ECB “to implement the environmental, social and governance principles (ESG principles) into its policies” and support Christine Lagarde’s (pictured) intention to deliver […]

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2nd #ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development: Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

2nd #ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development: Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

| February 11, 2020

The 2nd ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development: Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals opened on 10 February in Brussels. The aim is to promote ASEAN-EU cooperation on the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. The dialogue underlines political support to the sustainable development dimension of ASEAN-EU co-operation. International Partnerships […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €53 million public support scheme for charging stations for low emission vehicles in #Romania

#StateAid – Commission approves €53 million public support scheme for charging stations for low emission vehicles in #Romania

| February 11, 2020

The European Commission has found Romanian plans to support the creation of a network of recharging stations for electric vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measure will contribute to reducing CO2 and other pollutant emissions without unduly distorting competition in the single market. Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of […]

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Fuel Industry must work to reduce shipping’s #BlackCarbon and #CO2Emissions

Fuel Industry must work to reduce shipping’s #BlackCarbon and #CO2Emissions

| February 11, 2020

Responding to last week’s collective and individual responses from the co-authors of the Joint Industry Guidance on ‘The supply and use of 0.5% -sulphur marine fuel’ including IBIA, Concawe and others, the 18-member Clean Arctic Alliance has published an open letter to industry requesting that not only should individual organizations and companies take responsibility for […]

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