Considering the impact on soil carbon, biodiversity and ecotoxicity is important when assessing the environmental footprint of dairy products, suggests a new study, which explored the impacts of organic and conventional milk production in three types of system established in Western Europe. The study found that organic milk production had a significantly lower impact on ecotoxicity and biodiversity than conventional milk production, and suggests that including soil carbon changes in the assessment would result in greater reductions in the carbon footprint of organic, rather than conventional, milk — in some cases by up to 18%.
Africa’s Great Green Wall is a symbol of hope in the face of one of the biggest challenges of our time – desertification and climate change. Its ambition is to restore 100 million hectares of currently degraded land that will help sequester 250 million tonnes of carbon and create 10 million green jobs in rural areas by 2030.
After the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Scotland, Belgium will be hosting the 2019 Hotspot. The program will offer you a unique opportunity to discover how the transition towards a circular economy is taking place in Belgium.
EU greenhouse gas emissions declined by 2% in 2018 and reached their lowest level since 1990. In 2018, emissions were 23% below the 1990 level, while the GDP had increased by 61%. Implementation will have to be accelerated significantly, the annual EU Climate Action Progress Report adopted today concludes, to reach 2030 targets and for the EU to become climate-neutral by 2050.
The 1st International Environmental Sustainability Congress will take place in Madrid on October 31st, 2019. The congress will address issues concerning public management and private initiatives from enterprises and social organizations with a major impact on citizens’ lives.
A summary of the Council’s policy debate is now available.
A summary of the hearing is now available.
Member States are required, under the new regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action (part of the Clean energy for all Europeans package), which entered into force on 24 December 2018, to establish a 10-year national energy and climate plan (NECP) for the period from 2021 to 2030. In July 2019, the Commission published its assessment of these plans.
EU agriculture ministers convened for an informal meeting in Helsinki on Tuesday 24 September to discuss soil carbon sequestration as a climate action in agriculture. The discussion focused on supporting carbon sequestration through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The Clean Energy Ministerial Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Initiative countries and members of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) today reaffirm their intent to catalyse and facilitate the launch of an economically viable, environmentally responsible and safe CCUS industry worldwide.