About: enviroment

Ombudsman launches investigation against EIB

The EU's watchdog is investigating the EIB for maladministration after three NGOs submitted a complaint this week.
Climate change 07-01-2015

UK accused of hypocrisy over plans to limit enforcement of EU climate goals

British lobbying to reduce monitoring of EU countries’ action on climate change has sparked outrage among MEPs and environmentalists.

Europe’s ‘historic moment’ on plastics bags contested by industry advocates

As lawmakers reached agreement this week to limit the use of plastic bags across Europe, industry voices warned that such rules will have a negative impact on trade in Europe's internal market.
Economy & Jobs 14-11-2014

Bie?kowska: We can make a tangible difference

?Her remit is broad. "Europe has to be competitive by setting and keeping to its really high environmental standards," said Internal Market Commissioner El?bieta Bie?kowska. "We have to lead to the situation when industrialisation and environmentally friendly development aren’t contrary."

Scientists bury hopes of EU shale gas revolution

Although there are no scientific grounds to ban fracking, shale gas will do little to solve Europe’s energy supply security problems, according to a new report by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC).
Energy 17-10-2014

Member states’ positions on 2030 climate and energy targets revealed

EXCLUSIVE: European Union leaders will meet next week in Brussels to try and agree on targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. Documents obtained by EURACTIV have revealed the negotiating positions of member states ahead of these crunch talks. Check the data table below or click here for full screen.
Luc Bas, Director of the Brussels office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) [Photo: IUCN]

Wildlife populations in freefall: A call for action

The need to preserve the ecosystems on which human prosperity depend is well accepted by the environmental community, but is still not clear to corporate CEOs, national leaders, and the public at large, writes Luc Bas.

Campaign highlights biodiversity cost of plastic bags

Yesterday (3 July) marked International Bag Free Day, but most of the world continues to use light-weight plastic bags, deemed the most harmful to the environment.
Transport 29-11-2013

MEP seeks to strengthen draft EU aviation emissions law

Environmental groups have welcomed proposals by the European Parliament's environment committee rapporteur, Peter Liese, who wants to tighten an EU directive incorporating aviation within the bloc's Emissions Trading System (ETS), despite rumbles of dissent from low-fare airlines.
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Achieving Environmental and Sustainability goals – Does recycling improve air quality?

Sustainable development depends on real commitments and actions, by real people in the real world – statement from 2002 Johannesburg Earth Summit Declaration. Several voluntary commitments where mentioned at Rio +20 as good practice of industry moving towards improved sustainability. VinylPlus was one of these initiatives. VinylPlus is also referenced in the Green Paper on Plastic Waste published by European Commission on the 7th of March 2013.
Climate change 03-01-2013

Delayed action raises costs of climate change, study says

An agreement by almost 200 nations to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions from 2020 will be far more costly than taking action now to tackle climate change, a new report says.

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