Sustainable Development

Agrifood 30-01-2018

Survey: agriculture and environmental protection – an odd couple?

Agriculture accounts for a great share of greenhouse gas emissions. EURACTIV Germany has asked participants of the Grüne Woche fair in Berlin how the CAP can help reach the Paris climate goals.
Energy 24-10-2017

Sustainability: Renewable energy in Europe’s clean energy transition

Climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action. Following the Paris Climate Agreement, Europe has embraced the clean power transition and set itself a goal of becoming the world’s number one in renewables.
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Energy 01-03-2017

Biofuels in aviation: A sustainable alternative?

Current laws require EU countries to have “at least 10%” renewable energy used in transport by 2020 – including a 7% cap for biofuels. For 2030, the European Commission proposed reducing conventional biofuels in transport to 3.8% as part of a broader target to source at least 27% energy from renewables.
Energy 09-02-2017

The energy efficiency package: Boosting renovation in the EU

Euractiv has organised a workshop to discuss the EU's approach towards energy efficiency in buildings.
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AFEMS: The lead issue and firearms legislation

AFEMS is the Association of European Manufacturers of Sporting Ammunition, which represents a network of manufacturers and distributors of ammunition, components, clay targets and machinery.
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Steel for packaging

Steel for packaging: Model material for a circular economy

Steel can be used over and over again, allowing it to save resources, energy and emissions.
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Integrated Waste Management

There will always be residual waste that is not good for recycling. However it does not mean that we cannot recover energy and materials from it.
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Climate change 03-10-2016

Steel in the Circular Economy

Steel is a 100% recyclable, ‘permanent’ material, which loses none of its unique properties when properly processed.
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European Youth Debating Competition

European Youth Debating Competition

The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope have joined forces to promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as to inform about sustainability and resource efficiency - all of them being key ingredients for the future of both industry sectors and the overall competitiveness of the European Union.
Climate change 31-12-2015

How does climate change hit poor countries?

In 2015, the world reached a historic deal to limit the temperature rise below 2 degrees celsius.
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Innovation at the heart of the energy debate

The European Union represents 28 countries and more than 500 million energy consumers. Within the EU, energy demand is growing by 1-2% per year. In ten years, we could be using 10% more energy, and in a generation we may have to import almost all of the oil and 80% of the gas we use, according to Eurobarometer.
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Health 04-11-2015

The Use of Lead in Ammunition

110 delegates, including journalists, politicians, scientists, members of environmental institutions, hunting and sport shooting organizations and food agencies met at the Symposium “The Sustainable Use of Lead Ammunition in Hunting and Sports Shooting: Facts and Emotions” held on 20 October 2015 in Brussels.