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Europe’s time: How not to waste it?

Europe’s time: How not to waste it?

| June 17, 2020

It is a historic moment for Europe. That is how the European Commission entitled the list of proposed measures to restore the economy of the European Union estimated at a record amount of 750 billion euros, with 500 billion being allocated free of charge as grants and another 250 billion – as loans. The EU […]

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#SustainableFinance – Commission welcomes expert group reports on EU taxonomy and the #EUGreenBondStandard

#SustainableFinance – Commission welcomes expert group reports on EU taxonomy and the #EUGreenBondStandard

| March 10, 2020

On 9 March, the Commission welcomed the publication by the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance of a report on the EU’s classification of green economic activities – or taxonomy – and a report on the EU Green Bond Standard. The Technical Expert Group is made up of members from across civil society, academia, business and […]

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Connecting knowledge for regional action towards a #SustainableBioeconomy for Europe

Connecting knowledge for regional action towards a #SustainableBioeconomy for Europe

| March 4, 2020

Pioneering regions in Spain, Finland and Germany are taking the lead on promoting sustainable development and decarbonization of our economy with the launch of a new European Bioregions Facility.   The Bioregions Facility connects forward-thinking regions across Europe to work together to unlock their regional potential through international exchange on the forest circular bioeconomy. In […]

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Europe’s sustainable future depends on accessibility of #RawMaterials for #Batteries

Europe’s sustainable future depends on accessibility of #RawMaterials for #Batteries

| February 6, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) singles out accessibility of raw materials as a pressing issue, warning that a prompt solution for the development of batteries is needed to make electric mobility and sustainable transport possible. The European Union needs to secure permanent access to raw materials as soon as possible in order to […]

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Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

| February 5, 2020

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine, writes Kylie MacLellan. The step amounts to a victory for electric cars that […]

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Europe’s one trillion euro #ClimateFinancePlan

Europe’s one trillion euro #ClimateFinancePlan

| January 16, 2020

© Shutterstock.com/Franco Lucato  Find out how Europe wants to fund projects to tackle climate change and support regions that are most affected by the transition to a green economy. Just over a month after the presentation of the European Green Deal, the European Commission presented a detailed proposal on how to finance it. The European Green […]

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#ClimateChange – New rules agreed to determine which investments are green

#ClimateChange – New rules agreed to determine which investments are green

| December 18, 2019

European Parliament negotiators reached an agreement with Council on Monday (16 December) on new criteria to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable. The so-called “taxonomy regulation” stipulates that the following environmental objectives should be considered when evaluating how sustainable an economic activity is: Climate change mitigation and adaptation; sustainable use and protection of […]

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