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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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EU “Clean Air Outlook” up to 2030

The annual benefits of additional measures needed to achieve the 2030 national emissions ceilings are estimated at €13–58 billion, up to 84 times higher than the estimated costs.
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Member states ask EU to help hide their air pollution failure

Eleven governments have asked the European Commission to retrospectively raise their “emission ceilings” after breaching their national air pollution limits in 2016, namely: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland ...
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EU livestock numbers are too high

“What is the Safe Operating Space for EU livestock?” is the question at issue and the title of a new report from the Rise Foundation. Their preliminary analysis shows that the numbers of farm animals in Europe ...
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Consultation on 7th EAP

The European Commission announced in early May an open public consultation as part of its evaluation of the EU’s 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP).
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Consultation on Ambient Air Quality Directives

A public consultation announced in early May aims to collect views from stakeholders on the level of awareness of air quality challenges in general and the provisions of the Ambient Air Quality Directives ...
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Revolving doors threat to climate policy

On 2 May the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament launched a report that examines the relationships between governments and the fossil fuel industry.
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Tighter emission limits for EU power plants

Large combustion plants will have to meet new mandatory standards for the release of toxic air pollutants under the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive from 2021.
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