The Commission welcomes today’s provisional agreement between the co-legislators on the European Climate Law. As one of the key elements of the European Green Deal, the European Climate Law enshrines the EU’s commitment to reaching climate neutrality by 2050 and the intermediate target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, […]Read More
Bilbao wins European award for sustainable mobility
The European Commission has announced the winners of the European Mobility Week 2020 Awards, the 9th Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) Award and the EU Urban Road Safety Award. Bilbao won the EU Urban Road Safety Award. Mönchengladbach (Germany) was awarded the European Mobility Week 2020 Award for large municipalities, while Lilienthal (Germany) received the […]Read More
How nature can protect us from climate change?
The EU’s 2030 biodiversity strategy, a key pillar of the European Green Deal, includes a nature restoration plan that can boost the uptake of nature-based solutions. Nature-based solutions are also highlighted in the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change that was recently adopted by the European Commission. How nature can protect us Many countries […]Read More
Motorised transport: train, plane, road or boat — which is greenest?
Train travel remains overall the most environmentally friendly mode of motorised passenger transport in Europe — in terms of greenhouse gas emissions — as compared to travelling by car or plane, according to two transport and environment studies published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Traveling by plane, train or automobile: the most environmentally sound […]Read More
CJEU upholds the inadmissibility of the appeal against the climate package
The Court of Justice confirms that the action brought by families from the European Union, Kenya and Fiji against the EU ‘climate package’ of 2018 is inadmissible In 2018, families from various Member States of the European Union (Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and Romania), as well as from the rest of the world (Kenya and […]Read More
Global emissions cuts in line with Paris Agreement mean near-term benefits for Earth
A new EU-backed study shows that cutting emissions to meet the 1.5 °C and 2 °C temperature targets could slow warming within 2 decades. Many countries are taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. However, the short-term mitigation benefits that will arise from these efforts are […]Read More
The ancient holm oak of Lecina European Tree of the Year 2021!
The ancient holm oak of Lecina European Tree of the Year 2021! The thousand-year-old holm oak of Lecina was already awarded “Tree of the year” in Spain, and now it has been awarded the title of “Tree of the year”. Tree of the year The tree from Huesca has obtained 104,264 votes, a historic record […]Read More
EU and U.S. agree to suspend all tariffs linked to the Airbus and Boeing disputes
The EU and U.S. agreed today to suspend all retaliatory tariffs on EU and U.S. exports imposed in the Airbus and Boeing disputes for a four-month period. The suspension allows both sides to focus on resolving this long-running dispute and it provides as well an important boost to EU exporters, since the U.S. had been […]Read More
New EU energy labels applicable from 1 March 2021
To help EU consumers cut their energy bills and carbon footprint, a brand new version of the widely-recognised EU energy label will be applicable in all shops and online retailers from Monday, 1 March 2021. The new labels will initially apply to four product categories – fridges and freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, and television sets […]Read More