District league club plants trees to combat economic impact of COVID-19

By |junij 10th, 2020|climate, environmental protection, Eschenrod, football, KSV Eschenrod, News, planting trees, sport, sustainability, trees|

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged football clubs into crisis, and to stay afloat, they had to get creative. KSV Eschenrod, a district league club, started a project that benefits both the club and the climate with great success.

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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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Germany must become climate-neutral by 2038, says government advisory council

By |maj 15th, 2020|environmental protection, Germany, News, Paris Climate Agreement|

The German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) presented on Thursday (14 May) its report on the state of the country's environmental policy. With Germany's carbon budget now almost exhausted, researchers urge stronger climate action in all areas....

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Environmental NGOs launch appeal for green reconstruction

By |maj 14th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, environmental protection, European Green Deal, green deal, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, State aid, Ursula von der Leyen|

An association of ten major European environmental organisations today (14 May) launched an appeal to the European Union to come up with a green and fair reconstruction plan. Today, the EU Parliament will vote on its position on this issue.

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Ewald Lienen: Football is ‘by definition political’

By |marec 24th, 2020|climate, environmental protection, football, News, St. Pauli, sustainability|

German football veteran Ewald Lienen is convinced that football is political and bears social responsibility. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, he explains how he combines football with climate protection.

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Case against Tesla: Are German environmental groups abusing their rights to sue?

By |februar 21st, 2020|Aarhus Convention, Berlin, BUND, class action lawsuits, Environmental associations, environmental protection, Germany, Giga-Factories, News, Tesla, Umweltverbände|

Two environmental associations have brought a case against the clearing of forests for a new Tesla factory in Brandenburg, saying they want to protect the environment. But is it possible that these associations are not seeing the bigger picture and are...

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Committee of the Regions welcomes Green group for the first time

By |februar 13th, 2020|2019 European elections, cohesion policy, Committee of the Regions, environmental protection, European Green Deal, European Greens, Greens/European Free Alliance, News, Regional Policy|

For the first time, the EU's Committee of the Regions has enough Green members to form their own group. The group, who already met on Tuesday (11 February), is keen to have good relations with the other groups but also wants to "exert pressure", partic...

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‘Flight shame’? Europeans have never flown as frequently

By |februar 7th, 2020|Aviation, aviation emissions, aviation ETS, carbon emissions, environmental protection, flight shame, Fridays for Future, Germany, News, Sweden|

Many people claim they are flying less to protect the environment but the figures say otherwise. The aviation industry is doing better than ever and its emissions have more than doubled since 1990. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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French football clubs revisit transport modes in bid to reduce carbon footprint

By |januar 27th, 2020|Ajax, carbon emissions, environmental protection, football, France, Lille, News, Sports|

With the travel of football players and fans having a significant impact on the environment,  France's football clubs, including amateur ones, have started developing initiatives to reduce travel. EURACTIV France reports.

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UK Environment secretary: Brexit is opportunity for UK to ‘shake off shadow of CAP’

By |januar 8th, 2020|Brexit, DEFRA, environmental protection, EU-UK trade talks, Food safety, food standards, News, Theresa Villiers, US-UK trade deal|

After Brexit, the UK must “shake off the shadow of the CAP” and instead begin a transition in 2021 towards “radical” new policies that work for planet, people and the farming sector, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has said.

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