Germany still hesitating to link stimulus packages with climate targets

By |maj 20th, 2020|Austrian Airlines, environment, environmental protection, EU Commission, France, Frankreich, Germany, Lufthansa, News, Peter Altmaier, State aid, Stimulus package, The Netherlands|

France, the Netherlands and Austria want to put environmentally friendly conditions on aid for corporations. In Germany, companies themselves are calling for a climate stimulus package, yet Economy Minister Peter Altmaier is hesitating. EURACTIV German...

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One-third of animal species in Germany in bad shape, says new government report

By |maj 19th, 2020|Animals, Biodiversity, CAP, environment, Germany, insects, nature, News, Svenja Schulze|

One day before the European Commission unveils its new biodiversity strategy, Germany presented its national nature report, which stressed that while some populations are recovering, insects are now in very bad shape. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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French, Dutch join forces to urge EU to show teeth on trade

By |maj 11th, 2020|Brexit, Climate Change, environment, Future Relationship, labour standards, News, tariffs|

France and the Netherlands have joined forces to urge the European Union to enforce environmental and labour standards more forcefully with countries the bloc signs trade deals with, according to a document seen by Reuters.

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Environmental law expert: Detecting environmental crime is quite a problem

By |marec 24th, 2020|environment, environmental crime, fishing, hunting, News, waste disposal, water pollution|

Water pollution, illegally dumped waste – crimes against the environment are difficult to trace back and prosecute properly. A recent report shows the magnitude and costs of this problem.

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Big tech could do better at protecting the environment

By |marec 17th, 2020|Amazon, Apple, Climate Change, Data Centres, digital giants, environment, Facebook, France, GAFAM, Google, Microsoft, News|

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, known as 'GAFAM' in France, say they are protecting the environment, but that's not the point. Partly responsible for the carbon impact of digital technology, these multinationals are mainly trying to mini...

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Poland’s first nuclear power plants are attracting criticism – from its neigbours

By |februar 26th, 2020|atomic energy, Austria, coal phase-out, Energy transition, environment, Germany, News, nuclear power, nuclear power plants, Poland|

As Poland plans to build six nuclear plants, it has to inform its neighbours about potential environmental consequences. Given that it has not yet told anyone, but for Austria, could this mean that Poland is ignoring international rules? EURACTIV Germa...

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French stadiums should ban fungicide use this year

By |februar 25th, 2020|carbon footprint, climate, Climate Change, environment, football, France, fungicides, Life Tackle, News, Pesticides, Professional football league, sport, Sports|

Fungicides, which are pesticides used to combat fungi, could be banned from French football stadiums this year. EURACTIV France reports

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FIFA commits to carbon-neutral 2022 football World Cup

By |februar 18th, 2020|Climate Change, environment, FIFA, football, News, Qatar, World Cup|

FIFA aims reach carbon neutrality at the next World Cup, to be hosted by Qatar in 2022, in spite of the numerous environmental challenges linked to the location of the event, according to a recently released sustainability strategy.

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Oil giant Total’s ‘corporate vigilance’ in Uganda to be vetted by commercial peers

By |januar 31st, 2020|corporate duty of vigilance law, environment, France, News, rana plaza, responsabilité des entreprises, Total, Uganda|

French oil giant Total's failure to respect France's 'corporate vigilance' law has led to human rights violations in Uganda, according to a group of French and Ugandan NGOs who are suing the company. But the court procedure has taken an unexpected turn...

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Austria’s new conservative-Green coalition enthusiastic about climate and Europe

By |januar 8th, 2020|Austria, environment, European Union, government coalition, government programme, Greens, Migration, News, OVP, Sebastian Kurz, Umweltschutz|

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has formed what is now his second ruling coalition, this time between his conservative ÖVP party and the Greens, replacing the interim government of experts. Although the new government is set to make Austria a climate pioneer, there are question marks as to how long the new alliance is likely to last. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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