New LIFE programme funding will unlock more than € 3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten Member States to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.
It is widely accepted that the climate is changing and that the impact of this is likely to be severe. EU-funded research has proposed various pathways for adapting to climate change through an integrated and cross-sector approach.
Plans to counter water scarcity by facilitating the reuse of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation were endorsed by Parliament on Tuesday.
Largest ever European Investment Bank engagement in Africa since 1965. Direct support for 59 private sector and sustainable development projects 20 African countries.
Veronica Manfredi, Director of the European Commission’s Quality of Life Directorate at the Directorate General Environment, talks about EU measures to reduce air pollution and its impact on health, an issue in the global spotlight.
Marine litter and pollution put the marine environment at risk. While a great proportion of marine litter originates from land-based sources, limiting waste discharges from ships also plays an essential role in efforts to preserve marine and coastal ecosystems. Based on international law, EU legislation requires vessels to bring the waste they generate on voyages to waste-reception facilities in port, and obliges EU ports to provide such facilities to ships using the port. Despite these developments, discharges at sea continue. In January 2018, the European Commission put forward a new legislative proposal seeking to improve the collection of ship waste while ensuring efficient maritime transport operations in ports.