New European Bauhaus a major catalyst of the European Green Deal, funding to be scaled up further

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is presenting the first New European Bauhaus (NEB) Progress Reporttaking stock of the achievements in the initiative’s first two years as well as the first assessment tool for NEB project: the NEB Compass. The New European Bauhaus has created a broad community […]

European Green Deal: €4.11 billion from the Modernisation Fund to accelerate the clean energy transition in 8 Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In its second year of operation, the Modernisation Fund has disbursed a total of €4.11 billion in support of 61 projects in eight beneficiary countries. These projects will help modernise energy systems, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in energy, industry, transport and agriculture, and improve energy […]

European Green Deal: new rules agreed on applying the EU emissions trading system in the aviation sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the deal reached this week between the European Parliament and the Council to help make the aviation sector ‘Fit for 55′, setting in law its contribution to our target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. […]

European Green Deal: Putting an end to wasteful packaging, boosting reuse and recycling

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration. On average, each European generates almost 180 kg of packaging waste per year. Packaging is one of the main users of virgin […]

European Green Deal: EU agrees to increase carbon removals through land use, forestry and agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the provisional deal on the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) regulation reached late last night with the European Parliament and Council to increase the EU’s target for net carbon removals by natural sinks to 310 million tonnes […]

European Green Deal: Commission proposals to remove, recycle and sustainably store carbon

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission adopted a Communication on Sustainable Carbon Cycles, setting out how to increase removals of carbon from the atmosphere. To balance out the impacts of our CO2 emissions, the EU will need to drastically reduce its reliance on fossil carbon, upscale carbon […]

European Green Deal: Commission adopts new limits for some of the most harmful chemicals in waste

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted a proposal to protect human health and the environment from some of the most harmful chemicals in waste – Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The proposal tightens the limits for these chemicals in waste, preventing them from re-entering the economy. […]

European Green Deal: Commission proposes new strategy to protect and restore EU forests

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The strategy contributes to the package of measures proposed to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions […]

What you need to know about the European Green Deal – and what comes next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Teresa Belardo, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Europe, World Economic Forum The European Green Deal is to play an important role in the region’s COVID-19 recovery. The deal aims to cut carbon emissions, achieve economic growth not tied to […]

The European Green Deal must be at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martina Larkin, Head of Regional Strategies, Europe and Eurasia; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The coronavirus crisis recovery is a chance to redesign a sustainable, inclusive economy, revitalizing industry, preserving vital biodiversity systems and tackling […]