In assessing whether limit values have been complied with, the pollution level at each sampling point must be taken into account individually.
The European Commission has welcomed the publication of the three new important reports by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on sustainable finance, including key recommendations on the types of economic activities that can make a real contribution to climate change mitigation or adaptation.
A growing green bond market, particularly within low carbon transport, means that a significant share of investment in the EU’s railway sector could in future be financed by green bonds, thus alleviating pressure on traditional public financing sources.
The launch of hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars is being held back by several barriers. An EU and industry-funded project removed one such hurdle by developing a prototype fuel cell that meets all industrial specifications.
June 2019: The EU is entering a period of institutional change with a new Parliament and a new European Commission. These institutions will need to develop an agenda that puts Europe on track to end its contribution to climate change by 2050 at the latest while delivering economic and social benefits. This briefing sets out what business sees as five priorities for Europe’s new leaders, identifying the key areas where EU policymakers and businesses must work together to deliver a competitive, prosperous, climate neutral future.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented a set of policy proposals to tap the full potential of macro-regional strategies in an exploratory opinion, at its plenary session in June. The proposals prioritise enhanced communication and connectivity between cooperation partners and closer involvement of civil society organisations in macro-regional strategies.
This year the focus is on hydrogen, seen by many experts as the future fuel in the energy-transition. How can we use this potential and roll out hydrogen within the mobility, industry and energy sectors in Europe? How can we scale up the hydrogen economy? What can we learn from each other to realise this? To bring the whole supply chain and politics together we believe the necessary steps can be made.
This briefing explores the aviation sector’s status as one of the most undertaxed in Europe and examines the supposed legal obstacles to ending this anomaly. It outlines a number of recommendations for EU governments and the EU to remedy this situation.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is marking its 25th anniversary today with a special meeting involving senior officials and experts from the EEA’s 39 member and cooperating countries, the European Commission, and the European Parliament. The participants will contribute to a new, 10-year strategy to steer the future work of the Agency and its network in providing sound, independent and reliable environmental information amid growing demand across Europe for more action on the environment.