Tag: Environment

How Will a No-Deal #Brexit Affect the Life Sciences?

How Will a No-Deal #Brexit Affect the Life Sciences?

| October 21, 2019

After repeatedly assuring the nation throughout the referendum campaign that the UK would under no circumstances leave the single market, Boris Johnson is now desperately trying to push through the hard Brexit that voters were told would not happen. Despite being legally obligated to get either a deal or an extension, Johnson is insisting that […]

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#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

| October 15, 2019

A Resolution adopted on 14 October by the European Parliament’s Budgets Committee echoes and supports the outcome of the vote of 1365 amendments to the Council’s reading of the 2020 Budget. “Innovation, research and competitiveness are key priorities for next year’s EU Budget. We want more money for Horizon 2020, for research and innovation in […]

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Protecting the #Environment through criminal law: European Commission launches public consultation to evaluate EU rules

Protecting the #Environment through criminal law: European Commission launches public consultation to evaluate EU rules

| October 11, 2019

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to evaluate if the Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law has achieved its objectives. The Directive requires EU member states to treat certain activities that damage the environment as criminal offences, for instance trading endangered species, destroying protected habitats, producing, manufacturing or handling […]

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Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

| July 25, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen won’t assume the European Commission presidency for another four months, but the battle that will define her tenure is already underway. After years of sluggish European progress on climate change, Von der Leyen has committed herself to a bold new ‘Green Deal’, with the goal of securing carbon neutrality by 2050. […]

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Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

| July 18, 2019

There are more than a 1.1 billion smokers in the world, and it’s estimated that 8 million people die every year as a result of their addiction to cigarettes. By any reasonable metric, smoking is perhaps the greatest and most salient public health emergency of our time. The scale of this crisis is magnified even […]

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Five recyclable household items that need more #recycling

Five recyclable household items that need more #recycling

| June 28, 2019

As the world continues to confront a variety of complex environmental problems, recycling is one of the tools that we humans can use to reduce our overall impact on the ecosystem. Some items contain harmful, non-biodegradable materials that need to be properly processed and disposed of – such as certain electronic components – while others […]

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Commissioner Hogan opens #OurForestsOurFuture conference in Brussels

Commissioner Hogan opens #OurForestsOurFuture conference in Brussels

| April 25, 2019

Today (25 April), Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan (pictured) will open the Our Forests, Our Future conference which will celebrate forests for their role in combating climate change. The debates will also address the contribution of the forest sector to innovation, growth and jobs, with a specific focus on the bioeconomy. Commissioners Arias Cañete and Neven Mimica will also deliver speeches and participate […]

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