About: carbon footprint

Agrifood 18-07-2018

Five meat and dairy companies emit more emissions than major oil companies, study finds

Together, the five largest meat and dairy corporations (JBS, Tyson, Cargill, Dairy Farmers of America and Fonterra) are already responsible for more annual greenhouse gas emissions than ExxonMobil, Shell or BP, a new study released on Wednesday (18 July) warns.
Climate change 11-05-2018

Tourism’s growing contribution to GHG emissions

According to an international study, the tourism sector accounts for 8% of all anthropogenic emissions of CO2, and its carbon footprint could increase significantly due to a lack of regulations. EURACTIV’s partner le Journal de l’environnement reports.
Agrifood 09-05-2018

Reducing meat consumption to reduce CO2 emissions: a sustainable challenge

Eating habits are responsible for carbon dioxide emissions and many countries could improve their carbon footprint by changing them. European countries are not all equal in terms of CO2 emissions, but an effort could be made.
Economy & Jobs 07-12-2017

Which is more blue, Arctic sealing or the EU seal ban?

The EU advocates for Blue Economy, the new framework for the sustainable growth in the marine sector. Does Arctic sealing, a traditional activity widely condemned by the EU and others, actually qualify as a component of the blue economy?
Agrifood 11-05-2017

Romanian MEP points out ‘green contradiction’ of organic trade deal

A recent trade deal on organic products between the EU and Chile has sparked a discussion regarding the environmental footprint of organic products transportation.
Climate change 02-06-2016

Palm oil production up, as forests pay the price

Palm oil biofuels are having a disastrous impact when it comes to deforestation and carbon footprint. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Agrifood 28-01-2016

Eating less meat will save the planet, study says

SPECIAL REPORT / The overconsumption of meat will inevitably push global temperatures to dangerous levels, a recent study has warned, urging reluctant governments to take action.
Climate change 10-12-2015

France won’t offset COP21’s carbon footprint

France has broken with tradition by not compensating for the carbon footprint of the UN Climate Change Conference to cap global warming it is currently hosting in Paris.
Pascal Gréverath
Agrifood 17-11-2015

Nestlé executive: ‘We are all facing risks of having supply challenges’

Climate change is confronting the European food sector with an unprecedented risk related to supplies of agricultural raw materials, warns Pascal Gréverath.
Agrifood 16-11-2015

Food sector looks beyond factory gates for deep CO2 cuts

The European food and drink industry can boast a healthy track record in reducing its carbon footprint ahead of the COP21 conference, which opens in Paris later this month.

Resource efficiency work must start now, not in 10 years

This spring the European Commission will publish a package on resource efficiency and the circular economy. This must include strong indicators on the EU’s use of resources and set a clear path to reduce the overconsumption of water, land, raw materials and carbon, writes Magda Stoczkiewicz.

ILUC factors could jeopardise how we measure the carbon footprint of a product

As the European Union seeks to address whether biofuels production increases greenhouse gas emissions and whether to tackle the issue by including indirect land use change (ILUC) factors in the environmental assessments, it has ignored the fact that ILUC can neither be observed nor measured and is therefore not a scientifically robust  solution, says Matthias Finkbeiner.
Health 04-07-2012

EU wants carbon labels to do what they say on the tin

SPECIAL REPORT / A European Commission review of carbon dioxide labelling methodologies for commercial products, due later this year, is likely to propose a grading system similar to the EU energy consumption labels for products, goods and services, EURACTIV has learned.
Climate change 04-06-2012

Consumer watchdog slams ‘useless’ carbon footprint labels

European consumers are being flooded with confusing, misleading and corporate-friendly product information about carbon footprints, according to a new report by the European consumer rights watchdog for standardisation.
Digital 23-05-2012

EURid: Being green pays off in increased competitiveness

It is not by making new regulations that policy-makers will force ICT companies to reduce their carbon footprint, but rather pushing member states to implement existing rules and convincing companies that they gain in competitiveness, argues Marc Van Wesemael, EURid CEO, in an interview with EURACTIV.