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New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

| January 24, 2020

Water scarcity is a growing problem in Europe. MEPs want to secure the EU’s freshwater sources by promoting water reuse in agriculture. Population growth, urbanization and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the […]

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#PetTrafficking – Measures against the illegal puppy business

#PetTrafficking – Measures against the illegal puppy business

| January 24, 2020

MEPs want action to tackle the illegal trade in pets in order to better protect animals and punish rule breakers. Many pets are traded illegally across the EU generating high profit at a low risk, often providing a profitable source of income for criminal networks. To clamp down on the illegal trade in pets, the environment […]

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Britain must change how land is used to meet #ClimateGoal – advisers

Britain must change how land is used to meet #ClimateGoal – advisers

| January 24, 2020

Britons should plant many more trees, eat less meat, cut food waste and restore peatlands if the country is to meet its climate target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the government’s climate advisers said on Thursday (23 January), writes Susanna Twidale. Britain last year became the first member of the Group of Seven […]

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#Biodiversity loss: What is causing it and why is it a concern?

#Biodiversity loss: What is causing it and why is it a concern?

| January 21, 2020

© Shutterstock.com/Simon Bratt  Plant and animal species are disappearing at an ever faster rate due to human activity. What are the causes and why does biodiversity matter? Biodiversity, or the variety of all living things on our planet, has been declining at an alarming rate in recent years, mainly due to human activities, such as […]

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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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Parliament supports #EuropeanGreenDeal and pushes for even higher ambitions

Parliament supports #EuropeanGreenDeal and pushes for even higher ambitions

| January 16, 2020

Investment in renewable energy to achieve climate neutrality should also create new jobs ©Shutterstock.com/Jodi C  MEPs support the European Green Deal, but highlight challenges, including ensuring a just and inclusive transition and the need for high interim targets. Parliament adopted on Wednesday (15 January) its position on the European Green Deal, unveiled by Commission President […]

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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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