As part of a new strategy to protect nature in the European Union, three billion new trees will be planted across the 27 member states.
Union and consumer groups warn post-Brexit trade policy must hold food imports to same standards as UK.
Concern that new strategy, which also includes protecting primeval forests, ‘lacks tools’.
An open letter from joint CEOs Miriam Turner and Hugh Knowles to the Department of Trade on possible trade deals with the US.
Future British governments could be unable to repeal new laws on workers’ rights, the environment, and health and safety, under the terms of the EU’s proposed Brexit trade deal.
The European Green Deal is a set of policy initiatives brought forward by the European Commission with the overarching aim of making Europe climate neutral in 2050.
Everything from travel to air quality has been looked at in order to create ‘a growth that gives back’
The European Union will need to “re-orient most, if not all” of its policies in order to protect vulnerable regions and workers in industries affected by the transition to a green economy, the EU Commission’s vice-president Frans Timmermans has said.
The European Commission will propose on Tuesday (14 January) how the EU can pay for shifting the region’s economy to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 while protecting coal-dependent regions from taking the brunt of changes aimed at fighting climate change.
Europe’s Green Deal plan unveiled 12/11/2019
The goal of making the EU climate neutral by mid-century is likely to set off a political battle.
This Communication sets out a European Green Deal for the European Union (EU) and its citizens.
The European Green Deal is our roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable.
Europe’s bid to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 will aim for a just, rapid shift away from high polluting industries and technologies.
The UK could find itself off the hook over cases such as breaches of air pollution levels and a failure to act on peat bog burning, which campaigners say can exacerbate flooding.
The government hasn't yet decided on a new scheme, and many in the rural communities are concerned a 'funding gap' will appear.
Just one in ten Brits wants to scrap EU regulations on environment, food and jobs after Brexit, poll reveals 27/02/2020
Only one in 10 voters wants the UK to abandon European regulations on the environment, labour market and food safety, according to a poll.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union, whose task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The EEA aims to support sustainable development by helping to achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment, through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policymaking agents and the public.
Wildlife, air quality and fish stocks are all at risk as ministers water down EU regulations.
Leaked copy of plan suggests UK will be told to match EU on workers’ rights, environmental protection and state aid
Many environmental regulations based on EU law, Institute of European Environmental Policy warns.
Pascal Canfin says UK’s zero tariff demands will be rejected, amid conflicting messages.
Brussels firms up position and bloc’s unity before tough talks on future relationship with UK.
EU unveils plan to dedicate a quarter of its budget fighting climate change with €1 trillion 'green deal' 15/01/2020
Brussels also plans 'Just Transition Mechanism' to regenerate coal mining and oil regions after transition.
'Unprecedented transformation': European Commission unveils €1tr investment strategy to decarbonise a continent 14/01/2020
The Sustainable Europe Investment Plan also details plans for a Just Transition Mechanism to support those regions facing a particularly far-reaching transformation.