On the 20th of June, the European Commission launched a consultation to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the common fisheries policy (CFP). This consultation constitutes the first part of a thorough evaluation that will look at how the CFP has achieved its objectives since 2013, including: the long-term sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture, the […]

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From edie The European Commission has adopted new measures to mandate enhanced environmental reporting, in a move that will affect tens of thousands of larger businesses. The Commission voted on Monday (31 July) to adopt the new European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). These Standards provide more detail on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive adopted last year, while […]

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The European Commission has proposed a new nature restoration law, with binding targets on pollinators, wetlands, rivers, forests, marine ecosystems, urban areas and peatlands. The new law aims to bring nature back across the continent for the benefit of biodiversity, climate and people. The proposal would add a new level of legal strength to conservation and restoration […]

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New report from ClientEarth and European Environmental Bureau Also see the press release Exactly a year ago, the European Commission announced it would rapidly ban thousands of the most notorious chemicals still found in consumer products and contributing to growing human infertility, serious illnesses and environmental harms. Media coverage was extensive. It published a roadmap promising bans of the most […]

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The European Commission has set out its ‘Fit for 55’ proposals. All 27 EU Member States have pledged to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, and committed to turning the EU into the first climate neutral continent by 2050. it is part of the European Green Deal, which set […]

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The Paper, From Nature-based solutions to the nature-based economy, is a synthesis of an EC Expert Publication being prepared by the Nature-Based Economy Working Group of Task Force III of the European Commission. A consultation on the white paper is now open. The responses received will form the basis for an EC Expert Publication on the Nature-Based Economy […]

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The Environment Agency has reviewed the evidence behind 17 different carbon offsetting approaches which included mainly nature-based solutions and a smaller number of built environment approaches: Woodland creation Upland peat restoration Biochar Hedges and trees outside of woodlands Household insulation Household low carbon heating Soils management: pasture Soils management: arable Enhanced weathering Lowland peat restoration […]

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As part of the European Green Deal, the EU launched the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. The Communication of the Commission, Forging a climate-resilient union – the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, builds on the 2013 Strategy. It comprises actions to implement the EU’s long-term vision, which looks forward […]

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