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Higher ambitions needed for NEC

National emission reduction commitments for 2030 should ensure achievement of the World Health Organization’s recommended air quality levels.
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Commission requests Greece, France and Sweden to act on air pollution

According to the European Commission, Greece has failed to ensure compliance with the annual limit value for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in Athens for the period 2010–2014 ...
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Vision of a Common Food Policy for the EU

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), propose in a report a new policy architecture for a sustainable food system.
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EU needs net zero emissions by 2040

In order to stay within the limited carbon budget that is left, the EU will need to reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions by at least 3 per cent per year.
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Harmful air pollution levels still much too high

Air pollution remains the largest environmental health risk in Europe. Despite slow improvements, it is still responsible for more than 400,000 premature deaths every year.
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Hidden subsidies for coal, gas and nuclear

New research by Greenpeace reveals that €58 billion goes to supporting coal, gas and nuclear in the form of so-called capacity mechanisms – a controversial type of subsidy ...
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EU rules needed to stop truck NOx fraud

The Danish government has called on the European Commission to develop new rules for member states after its testing revealed that lorries equipped with widely available cheating devices ...
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European lunches leave carbon footprints overseas

Around 30 per cent of greenhouse gases from EU food consumption are emitted in other regions, mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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EU auditors critical of CAP proposal

The proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 falls short of the EU’s ambitions for a greener and more robust performance-based approach ...
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