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Financing the green transition: The #EuropeanGreenDeal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

Financing the green transition: The #EuropeanGreenDeal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

| January 16, 2020

The European Union is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. This requires significant investment from both the EU and the national public sector, as well as the private sector. The European Green Deal’s Investment Plan – the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan – presented today will mobilise public investment and […]

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 Commission invites comments on revised #EUEmissionTradingSystem state aid guidelines

 Commission invites comments on revised #EUEmissionTradingSystem state aid guidelines

| January 16, 2020

In line with the European Green Deal and the EU’s objective to become the first climate neutral economy by 2050, the Commission has launched today a public consultation inviting all interested parties on revised EU Emission Trading System State aid Guidelines (the ‘ETS Guidelines’). These guidelines aim at reducing the risk of “carbon leakage”, where companies […]

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#Pesticides – Commission bans a #Neonicotinoid from EU market

#Pesticides – Commission bans a #Neonicotinoid from EU market

| January 14, 2020

The European Commission has decided not to renew the approval of a neonicotinoid called thiacloprid, following scientific advice by EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) that the substance presents health and environmental concerns. This is the 4th neonicotinoid, out of 5 that were approved earlier for use in the EU, for which restrictions of use or a […]

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#EuropeanGreenDeal could re-energize EU relations with #Turkey 

#EuropeanGreenDeal could re-energize EU relations with #Turkey 

| January 13, 2020

The new European Green Deal is a bold statement of intent. The Commission plans to zero out its contributions to climate change and transform Europe’s economy in the process.  President von der Leyen described it as the EU’s “man on the moon moment” – and she’s right, with its launch the new President has set herself […]

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New diesels’ #ParticleEmissions spike to 1,000 times normal levels in tests 

New diesels’ #ParticleEmissions spike to 1,000 times normal levels in tests 

| January 13, 2020

New diesel cars’ pollution is peaking at more than 1,000 times their normal levels, tests of two top-selling vehicles show. The dangerous spikes in particles can instantly stress the heart and are a result of the cars cleaning their filters, which may occur in urban areas, last for up to 15km, and are effectively ignored by […]

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#Pesticides – Chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl will be banned in Europe

#Pesticides – Chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl will be banned in Europe

| January 13, 2020

The Commission has adopted the end of the approval for the European market of pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl following the confirmation, by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), of harmful effects on human health, especially genotoxicity and neurotoxic effects for development. Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said: “Protecting citizens from dangerous chemicals is […]

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EU food safety agency criticizes #RabbitCages

EU food safety agency criticizes #RabbitCages

| January 13, 2020

The EU food safety agency has criticized the use of conventional cages for rabbit farming in a new study. The international NGO Compassion in World Farming welcomes this report and calls on the European Commission to use the latest scientific evidence and improve the lives of rabbits in the EU. In the new report, the European […]

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