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Guest blog post by Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research In a few days the European Commission is going to launch its proposal for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is eagerly awaited by policy makers on the European and on Member State level alike. The documents released by the European Commission during the… » read more

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Kirsten Dunlop is Chief executive of Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change. Kirsten leads Climate-KIC’s mission to decarbonise and transform land, cities and manufacturing sectors through strategic innovation and systemic change. The European Commission’s HLEG Working Group on Sustainable Finance released its long-awaited final report on 31 January. More than two… » read more

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By Margherita Tolotto, the EEB Policy Officer for Air and Noise. This week’s summit of EU environment ministers is a welcome opportunity to move air pollution to the top of the political agenda. Announcing the summit in a blog post last week, Commissioner Vella said that a Europe that cares “cannot sit by as 400,000… » read more

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Open letter of French and German NGOs addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the occasion of the International Green week, the 55 anniversary of the signing of the Elysee Treaty and the upcoming informal European Council of 23 February 2018: Dear Chancellor Merkel and President Macron, The supporting French… » read more

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Getting 2050 climate strategies right can make or break our response to the climate change challenge, write Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and Andrea Kohl, Acting Director, WWF European Policy Office   “I love it when a plan comes together.”   Many children of the 1980s will be… » read more

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Guest post by Michal Kurtyka, PHD Electromobility is one of the several strategic directions for Poland’s economic development in the near term. On March 16, 2017, the Polish government adopted the Electromobility Development Plan, which set goals and directions for action in this area until 2025. The energy composition of transport fuels, shaped through history,… » read more

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  Guest post by Eamon O’Hara, Executive Director and cofounder of ECOLISE On 22nd September, policy makers and representatives of the thousands of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability in Europe will gather at a conference in the European Economic and Social Council (EESC), Brussels, to launch the first ever European Day of Sustainable… » read more

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Guest blog post by Raphael Weyland, EU conservation policy officer for NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland), a member of the BirdLife partnership. If the European Commission wants to prove its democratic legitimacy, it would be wise to deliver on its promise to ensure better implementation and enforcement of the hugely popular Birds and Habitats Directives. Its new… » read more

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Guest blog post by Dr. Monica Verbeek, Director of Seas At Risk. Almost ten months ago, “final negotiations” for a Baltic Multi-Annual fisheries Plan had started. They still haven’t ended. Why? Negotiators have hit an impasse caused by the Council, which seems unwilling to implement the objectives of a recently agreed reform in EU fisheries.… » read more

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Energy efficiency and renewable energies are top priorities for an Europe running towards a low-carbon economy. Five protected areas from Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Greece are proving that local, affordable and sustainable energy can be a reality for Europe, leading the way towards sustainable wood biomass exploitation. In the context of the EU’s policy… » read more

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