EU opinion & policy debates - across languages | BlogActiv.eu

Archives for Climate & Environment

Precaution, sustainability and effective legislation are needed to better support Europe’s drinking water supply EurEau’s three committees meet three times a year. Our members bring expertise to the federation and national perspectives to our work. This guarantees that the outcome of our work is always high quality and reliable. EurEau’s Committee on Drinking Water covers… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

In March, Vladimir Putin said in an interview to CNBC that Russia stands to benefit from global warming since it creates favorable conditions for national economic improvement. Later this year, after the U.S. declared its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Putin emphasized that people should not worry too much about Trump exiting the… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest blog post by Hans-Jochen Luhmann, Senior Expert at the Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie. The not even steadily but actually increasingly increasing discrepancy between target and real (NOx emission) values of cars and vans has not been a new phenomenon – it has been measured and published since more than a decade. In… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Author: Vanya Vulperhorst, Oceana Today’s agreement by EU bodies on a new regulation governing the European Union’s extensive external fishing fleet is a momentous step towards building sustainable fisheries globally and deserves wholehearted praise. After almost two years of negotiations, the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council of Fisheries Ministers have agreed on a… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

The Commission has just received more than one million signatures opposing glyphosate, the active substance which had its approval extended until the end of 2017. Since the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) conclusion that the substance is not carcinogenic, the Commission is leaning towards granting a new 10-year authorisation. And now we have a million EU… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

As a group of SMEs, we at Europa Media and Geonardo are well familiar with the need to apply energy saving practices in our offices. In fact, that is where we drew our inspiration for the START2ACT project. Now, as the project is in its second year, we are never short of creative ideas for… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

Europe needs a strategic approach to combating micropollutants, tackling the problem at source. Further EU legislation is required         Pharmaceuticals, pesticides, cosmetics and many other daily products contain chemical substances produced by man. When we use them, they end up in the environment and particularly in our surface waters as micropollutants. These… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Water Matters

  Water matters. It is essential to life, the environment and to the economy. Ensuring water availability is, therefore, essential to generating and sustaining social and economic prosperity. Water is at the heart of all policies because it is the most important shared resource. Our sector provides clean, safe and reliable drinking water to our… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

According to new figures published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) last week, average emissions from new vans registered in 2016 were 163.8 grammes of CO2 per kilometre, down 2.7% compared to 2015. Light commercial vehicles, more widely known as ‘vans’, power the European economy. They provide the means for businesses to deliver goods to… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

EurActiv Network