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MEPs calls for the phasing out of palm oil in biofuels by 2020 – vote tomorrow

MEPs calls for the phasing out of palm oil in biofuels by 2020 – vote tomorrow

  Palm oil is extensively used in food, cosmetics and biofuels, however the unsustainable production of the cheap vegetable oil leads to deforestation, loss of nature habitats and greenhouse gas emissions. MEPS vote on 4 April on a report by Czech GUE member Kateřina Konečná calling on the European Commission to take measures to ensure […]

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#StateAid: European Commission approves aid given to Danish offshore wind farm

#StateAid: European Commission approves aid given to Danish offshore wind farm

The European Commission has found support to be granted to the 600 MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Danish territorial waters to be in line with EU state aid rules. It will help Denmark to reduce CO2 emissions, in line with EU energy and climate goals, without unduly distorting competition. Commissioner in charge of […]

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Just three EU countries step up to the plate for Paris #climate deal – ranking

Only three countries in Europe are on the right track to deliver on the Paris climate agreement, a new ranking published today reveals. The EU Climate Leader Board looks at the position of each European government towards the EU’s largest climate law, the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). Sweden tops the list, followed by Germany and […]

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Initiative gives #Erasmus+ students the chance to win free travel

Students in Europe will be encouraged to travel throughout different EU Countries under the Move2Learn, Learn2Move initiative. It will give a chance to 5,000 young citizens to study in different countries while traveling sustainably. The initiative was linked with the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme and will focus on increased student mobility as well […]

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#EarthDay does not solve climate change

#EarthDay does not solve climate change

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Saturday (25 March), millions of people around the world will voluntarily plunge themselves into darkness. Office buildings and major landmarks will follow suit, and will go dark for an hour at 8.30pm. Why? Supposedly to highlight the threat posed by climate change, writes Martin Banks. Earth Hour, organiszd by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), began […]

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#WorldWaterDay: Protecting our tap water and aquatic ecosystems from pesticide pollution

#WorldWaterDay: Protecting our tap water and aquatic ecosystems from pesticide pollution

On the UN World Water Day (22nd March) and 3rd day of the Pesticide Action Week, PAN Europe takes the opportunity to highlight that pesticides are one of the main sources of pollution of European waters, causing degradation of our aquatic ecosystems and jeopardizing the future of EU water supplies. Water quality management varies across […]

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With #ECHA finding on glyphosate, science has prevailed

With #ECHA finding on glyphosate, science has prevailed

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week’s finding by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer, is not a carcinogen has been welcomed by watchers. The assessment is based on extensive evaluation of all the available information, including human evidence and the weight of evidence of all the animal studies available, writes Martin […]

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