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Guides on the Environmental policy of the EU.
Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste - guide by EUbusiness — last modified 30 November 2022, 22:37 CET
The European Commission proposed on 30 November new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration.
EU Certification of Carbon Removals - guide by EUbusiness — last modified 30 November 2022, 22:28 CET
The European Commission adopted on 30 November a proposal for a first EU-wide voluntary framework to reliably certify high-quality carbon removals.
EU Algae Initiative by EUbusiness — last modified 15 November 2022, 23:19 CET
The European Commission adopted on 15 November the Communication 'Towards a strong and sustainable EU algae sector', a pioneering initiative to unlock the potential of algae in the European Union.
EU participation at COP27 - guide by EUbusiness — last modified 04 November 2022, 18:23 CET
At the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference starting this weekend in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the European Commission will call on all Parties to take urgent action to bring down greenhouse gas emissions and respect the commitments they made under the Paris Agreement and in the Glasgow Climate Pact adopted last year at COP26.
New Air Quality Rules - guide by EUbusiness — last modified 27 October 2022, 00:02 CET
The European Commission proposed on 27 October stronger rules on ambient air, surface and groundwater pollutants, and treatment of urban wastewater.
New rules to reduce the risk and use of pesticides in the EU - guide by EUbusiness — last modified 22 June 2022, 22:56 CET
The European Commission proposed on 22 June to reduce the use and risk of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030.
Nature Restoration Law: restoring ecosystems - guide by EUbusiness — last modified 22 June 2022, 19:07 CET
The European Commission adopted on 22 June pioneering proposals to restore damaged ecosystems and bring nature back across Europe, from agricultural land and seas, to forests and urban environments.
REPowerEU Communication by EUbusiness — last modified 18 May 2022, 22:02 CET
The European Commission presented on 18 May the REPowerEU Plan, its response to the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Selection of 100 Cities for the EU Mission 'Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities' by EUbusiness — last modified 28 April 2022, 23:05 CET
The European Commission announced on 28 April the 100 EU cities that will participate in the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, the so-called Cities Mission.
New rules proposed on fluorinated greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances by EUbusiness — last modified 05 April 2022, 22:29 CET
The European Commission proposed on 5 April two new Regulations to more tightly control fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) and ozone depleting substances (ODS).
Revised EU rules on industrial emissions by EUbusiness — last modified 05 April 2022, 22:21 CET
The European Commission presented on 5 April proposals to update and modernise the EU's Industrial Emissions Directive, key legislation to help prevent and control pollution.
EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles guide by EUbusiness — last modified 30 March 2022, 22:58 CET
The European Commission presented on 30 March a new strategy to make textiles more durable, repairable, reusable and recyclable, to tackle fast fashion, textile waste and the destruction of unsold textiles, and ensure their production takes place in full respect of social rights.
Sustainable Products Initiative guide by EUbusiness — last modified 30 March 2022, 22:43 CET
The European Commission presented on 30 March a package of European Green Deal proposals to make sustainable products the norm in the EU, boost circular business models and empower consumers for the green transition. The new rules would make almost all physical goods on the EU market more friendly to the environment, circular, and energy efficient throughout their whole lifecycle from the design phase through to daily use, repurposing and end-of-life.
EU Taxonomy Complementary Climate Delegated Act covering certain nuclear and gas activities by EUbusiness — last modified 02 February 2022, 17:36 CET
The European Commission presented on 2 February a Taxonomy Complementary Climate Delegated Act on climate change mitigation and adaptation covering certain gas and nuclear activities.
Reducing methane emissions in the energy sector by EUbusiness — last modified 16 December 2021, 23:11 CET
The European Commission proposed on 16 December to further adjust its energy and climate policy framework to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere. Questions & Answers on the new EU framework to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions.
Agreement on new rules governing VAT rates by EUbusiness — last modified 07 December 2021, 17:15 CET
EU finance ministers reached agreement on 7 December to update the current rules governing value-added tax (VAT) rates for goods and services.
New EU rules on waste shipments by EUbusiness — last modified 18 November 2021, 22:29 CET
The European Commission proposed on 17 November new rules to curb EU-driven deforestation, as well as new rules to facilitate intra-EU waste shipments to promote circular economy and tackle the export of illegal waste and waste challenges to third countries. The Commission also presents a new Soil strategy to have all European soils restored, resilient, and adequately protected by 2050.
The EU and COP26 - background guide by EUbusiness — last modified 28 October 2021, 23:59 CET
The 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), more commonly known as COP26 will take place from 1-12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Nitrates Directive Implementation Report by EUbusiness — last modified 12 October 2021, 18:06 CET
The latest Commission Report on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive (based on data for 2016-2019), published 11 October, warns that nitrates are still causing harmful pollution to water in the EU.
European Green Bonds Regulation by EUbusiness — last modified 06 July 2021, 23:43 CET
The European Commission adopted on 6 July a number of measures to increase its level of ambition on sustainable finance.