The Green Deal Industrial Plan: putting Europe’s net-zero industry in the lead

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s net-zero industry and support the fast transition to climate neutrality. The Plan aims to provide a more supportive environment for the scaling up of the EU’s manufacturing capacity for […]

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 […]

Green Deal: EU agrees new law on more sustainable and circular batteries to support EU’s energy transition and competitive industry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council aiming to make all batteries placed on the EU market more sustainable, circular and safe. The agreement builds on the Commission’s proposal from December 2020 and addresses the social, economic and […]

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. […]

Green Deal: EU agrees law to fight global deforestation and forest degradation driven by EU production and consumption

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement just reached between the European Parliament and the Council on an EU Regulation on deforestation-free supply chains. Once adopted and applied, the new law will ensure that a set of key goods placed on the EU market […]

European Green Deal: EU reaches agreement on national emission reductions from transport, buildings, waste and agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached last night with the European Parliament and Council to increase the ambition of the EU’s Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). This agreement establishes binding annual greenhouse gas emission targets for Member States in sectors not currently included […]

8th Environment Action Programme: EU sets out to measure progress on Green Deal environment and climate goals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presented a list of headline indicators for monitoring progress towards the EU’s environment and climate goals to 2030, as well as the 2050 long-term vision to ‘live well, within planetary boundaries’. Resulting from intense consultations with stakeholders and Member States, the […]

Green Deal: Phasing down fluorinated greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed two new Regulations to more tightly control fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) and ozone depleting substances (ODS). The adoption of these regulations would represent a significant step towards limiting global temperature rise in line with the Paris Agreement. The […]

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 […]

Green Deal: Sustainable batteries for a circular and climate neutral economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission proposes to modernise EU legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan. Batteries that are more sustainable throughout their life cycle are key for the goals of the European Green […]

Green Deal: How MEPs wish to channel EU investment to sustainable activities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament sets out its proposals on how to best finance the Green Transition to sustainable, carbon-neutral economic activities in the vote on Friday. In a non-binding resolution on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan (SEIP) and financing the Green Deal, which passed with 471 votes […]

Green Deal: Commission adopts new Chemicals Strategy towards a toxic-free environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Strategy is the first step towards a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment announced in the European Green Deal. The Strategy will boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals, and increase […]

Green Deal: measures to step up the fight against global deforestation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs outline how the EU can contribute to tackling worldwide deforestation and call for domestic policies to be revised to protect European forests. In the non-binding resolution adopted on Tuesday with 543 votes to 47 and 109 abstentions, in response to a Commission communication, […]

Green Deal: Coal and other carbon-intensive regions and the Commission launch the European Just Transition Platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Monday 29 June, the Just Transition Platform (JTP) will be launched to help Member States to draw up their territorial Just Transition Plans and access funding from the over €150 billion Just Transition Mechanism. This online Platform will provide technical and advisory support […]

Green deal for Europe: First reactions from MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs convened in a plenary session to discuss with Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans the roadmap to a climate-neutral continent. Following Parliament’s recent declaration of a climate emergency, Commission President von der Leyen unveiled the Commission’s plans to achieve climate neutrality in […]