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On-road tests show gas trucks up to five times worse for #AirPollution

On-road tests show gas trucks up to five times worse for #AirPollution

| September 20, 2019

Trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) pollute the air up to five times more than diesel trucks, according to on-road tests commissioned by the Netherlands government. The results fly in the face of truckmakers’ claims that gas trucks cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by more than 30%.[1] [2] Transport & Environment (T&E), which today […]

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Commission imposes countervailing duties on #IndonesianBiodiesel

Commission imposes countervailing duties on #IndonesianBiodiesel

| August 14, 2019

The European Commission has imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidized biodiesel from Indonesia. The measure aims to restore a level-playing field for EU biodiesel producers. The Commission’s in-depth investigation found that Indonesian biodiesel producers benefit from grants, tax benefits and access to raw materials below market prices. This inflicts a […]

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European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

| July 22, 2019

At the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global road map for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core. A dedicated event […]

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#Lahti, #Mechelen and #Limerick win #EuropeanGreenCityAwards

#Lahti, #Mechelen and #Limerick win #EuropeanGreenCityAwards

| June 24, 2019

The Finnish city of Lahti is the winner of the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award for 2021. The title of European Green Leaf 2020 for smaller cities went to the Belgian city of Mechelen and Irish Limerick. Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella  awarded these prestigious titles at the official awards ceremony held yesterday […]

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#SustainableFinance – Commission publishes guidelines to improve how firms report climate-related information and welcomes three new important reports on climate finance by leading experts

#SustainableFinance – Commission publishes guidelines to improve how firms report climate-related information and welcomes three new important reports on climate finance by leading experts

| June 19, 2019

The European Commission has published new guidelines on corporate climate-related information reporting, as part of its Sustainable Finance Action Plan. These guidelines will provide companies with practical recommendations on how to better report the impact that their activities are having on the climate as well as the impact of climate change on their business. The Commission has […]

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Commissioner Vella opens Green Week 2019 with focus on implementing environmental laws

Commissioner Vella opens Green Week 2019 with focus on implementing environmental laws

| May 14, 2019

This year’s edition of EU Green Week (13-17 May 2019) is opened today in Warsaw by Commissioner Karmenu Vella (pictured). It puts the spotlight on how environmental laws are applied on the ground. EU environmental laws have a huge impact on people’s lives. They improve water and air quality, protect nature and prevent waste. But to make a real […]

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#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

| May 9, 2019

The future of Europe is environmentally and socially sustainable, and it is within reach if political leaders take action now – as environment and social organizations, representing millions of Europeans, we stand together to deliver this message to national and EU leaders meeting in Sibiu on 9 May to discuss the future of Europe. People […]

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