Any thoughts of securing special concessions under agriculture – Ireland is  unique in exporting 90 per cent of produce, and has relatively good carbon efficiency in beef and dairying – depend on upping our overall game, reinforced by the credible plans of Irish governments, EEA executive director Hans Bruyninckx said. File photograph: Getty

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The European Environment Agency has warned the increasing impacts of climate disruption, such as flooding, means Europe faces 'unprecedented' environmental challenges. Photograph: Janez Zalazni/EEA

Europe is at an environmental tipping point which threatens its prosperity and the risks go beyond the consequences of human-induced global warming, a(...)

A gilets jaunes protest in Paris. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

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Drax power station in the UK, which was included in the emissions assessment by the European Environment Agency.

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