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European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen unveils the bloc’s new climate targets in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Valeria Mongelli

Thirteen radical proposals to decarbonise Europe and reverse an impending climate disaster. That’s what the EU’s “Green Deal” package, published this (...)

 Protesters wearing yellow vests  wave flares and French flags near the Arc de Triomphe during a demonstration over high fuel prices on the Champs Elysee, Paris, in  December 2018. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Ghosts in yellow safety vests haunted the launch of the EU plans to slash carbon dioxide emissions and counter disastrous levels of climate change thi(...)

European Union’s Fit for 55 plan targets emissions in  all sectors of the economy and in international trade.

Brussels will set out plans on Wednesday for the EU to become the world’s first mover on achieving net zero emissions in order to limit global warming(...)

EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski at a press conference on the Common Agricultural Policy deal  in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

A deal to overhaul the European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) between national governments, the European Parliament and the European Commissi(...)

European airlines are pushing against Brussels imposing tougher emissions rules under the EU’s long-awaited climate package, according to documents obtained by a leading environmental group.   Photograph: Alan Betson

European airlines are pushing against Brussels imposing tougher emissions rules under the EU’s long-awaited climate package, according to documents ob(...)

Greenpeace Environmental activists stage a protest in front of the European Parliament during the trialogue negotiations on the Common Agricultural Policy. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

There was no surprise when talks ended without a deal on EU Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) reforms. The outstanding issues remain new eco-schemes to(...)

TDs representing regions where beef farming is strong fear a backlash from constituents. File photograph: Getty

The Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) is the European Union’s oldest and largest programme, worth €387 billion, and it will continue to account for one(...)

Mairead McGuinness:  the classification will “evolve with science and technology” and reduce “greenwashing” (where corporations overstate their environmental credentials).

Ireland’s European commissioner Mairead McGuinness launched an initiative to create an EU labelling system for green investments on Wednesday that is (...)

 Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg  during a Fridays for Future protest in  Stockholm. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

The environmental movement of school children begun by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is making a last bid to scupper European Union farming subsidie(...)

Stockpiles of coal  in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Ending the use of coal is paramount, said COP26 president Alok Sharma. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Forcing countries to decarbonise in response to the climate crisis is not the way to go, according to the US government’s climate envoy John Kerry. I(...)

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