Updated: The voting results are now available.
The EU is cracking down on plastic pollution. The Council today adopted a directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products.
The formal adoption of the new rules by the Council today is the final step in the procedure.
Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic harm. EU is committed to solving this problem and putting its food system onto a sustainable path. To be able to take effective action, we need more data on food waste than we currently have.
Speech by Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, in charge of Health and Food Safety at the 6th EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste.
What roles for Science in addressing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda? Ahead of this year’s UN General Assembly, this info point will provide insights of the 2019 GSDR, and offer the opportunity to exchange with one of its key authors to discuss, among others, transformative pathways, SDGs interactions, policy coherence, and the role of science in sustainable development
How can we reduce the amount of domestic refuse that is landfilled or burned? An EU-funded project is running pilot schemes in four European towns to promote a circular economy in the processing of municipal waste.
Following controversies surrounding the authorisation and renewal of certain sensitive products, such as active substances in plant protection products (glyphosate, neonicotinoids) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the European Commission proposed to revise the transparency rules in these policy areas. The European Parliament is expected to vote during its December plenary session on the report of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee, and on a mandate to start interinstitutional negotiations.
Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a cross-policy approach by the EU and its member states. Earlier this year, the Commission published a reflection paper “Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030,” to which the conclusions are a response.