The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
12 Apr 2018 – 15:59 | No Comment

The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …

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Make two wheels part of the solution
12 Apr 2018 – 12:20
Make two wheels part of the solution

As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve the mobility challenge. Marianne Weinreich, Chairman, Cycling Embassy of Denmark, suggests the two-wheels approach
Over the last …

What would a post-Brexit climate look like?
14 Jul 2017 – 09:05
What would a post-Brexit climate look like?

Climate change is certainly beyond boundaries and initial indications point towards a ‘negative environment’ for both Britain and the EU in a post-Brexit scenario. However, Julie Girling MEP says there is a huge opportunity to …

What does Tory opposition mean to the Dieselgate inquiry?
14 Jul 2017 – 09:00
What does Tory opposition mean to the Dieselgate inquiry?

Voting to maintain vital safeguards for European neighbours after Brexit, Keith Taylor MEP expresses his thoughts on the future of Europe through the prism of air quality
The Dieselgate scandal was extensive in its reach with …

Targetting the environmental risk factors of lung cancer
02 Dec 2016 – 17:23
Targetting the environmental risk factors of lung cancer

The European Commission addresses the environmental risk factors of lung cancer through an ambitious tobacco control policy comprising both robust laws regulating tobacco products and prohibiting the advertising and sponsorship of such products. Antoni Monsterrat …

Wake up call in the fight against pollution
01 Dec 2016 – 14:41
Wake up call in the fight against pollution

Despite efforts by the European Parliament and European Commission to put in place ambitious national caps on emissions to slash air pollution, individual member states have have agreed for a weak emissions control deal. Passionate …

Investing in cities for a green future
29 Sep 2016 – 11:57
Investing in cities for a green future

There is no simple formula for converting a sprawling, polluted, congested 20th century metropolis into a clean, freeflowing, low-carbon urban utopia. However, well managed, well planned and well governed cities can be a positive game …

Leading the sustainable revolution
29 Sep 2016 – 11:48
Leading the sustainable revolution

The Basque Country has positioned itself among the leaders of local sustainability and its environmental policy has a proven track record dating three decades back. In an exclusive interview with Janani Krishnaswamy, Commissioning Editor, Government …

Why Aalborg’s triple helix works?
29 Sep 2016 – 11:03
Why Aalborg’s triple helix works?

Aalborg has been historically involved in championing sustainable development in Europe. Having launched the European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign in 1994, the city has played a key role in defining what a sustainable European …

How cities can power their economic engines with renewable energy
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
How cities can power their economic engines with renewable energy

City planning and management need to take full account of climate change, simply because exposed cities equal large parts of any countries’ population and infrastructure exposed to the threats of climate change. Exclusively writing for …

Decarbonising Europe’s roads is not merely a whimsical thought
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
Decarbonising Europe’s roads is not merely a whimsical thought

2016 is a crucial year for the future of European transport with the European Commission due to publish its communication on decarbonising transport later this summer. Miriam Dalli MEP evaluates the current transport scenario and …