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greenpeace said the eu’s farming policy had not tackled meat and dairy farming’s effect on the climate

European commission accused of ‘deliberately harming climate action’

Environmentalists have warned that sections of the European commission may be “deliberately harming climate action” after a report into the climate impact of the common agricultural policy (CAP) was quietly published the day after the EU elections.

uk environment secretary michael gove says brexit is a chance to 'set a new direction for environmental protection and governance'

UK bill would weaken environmental law after Brexit, legal experts tell MPs

The UK’s existing Committee on Climate Change is an independent advisory body, so it cannot penalise the government for falling short of targets such as emissions reductions. The European Commission does that. The environment watchdog should therefore have the power to enforce climate obligations, as long as it first consults with the Committee on Climate Change, experts agreed.

the derrybrien wind farm in galway

Irish energy industry calls for new links to Europe amid Brexit fears

Grid operator boss calls on Brussels to approve funding for a new electricity connection to France to avoid isolation from continent — Ireland’s grid operator is lobbying Brussels to fast track funding to connect the country to the rest of Europe, citing concerns about becoming isolated after Brexit, its boss told Climate Home News. Ireland …

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forest stripped for palm oil, duta palma, west kalimantan, borneo

European Commission classifies most palm oil fuels as unsustainable

Deforestation-linked stocks cannot be counted towards renewable targets, commission rules, but green group angered by small farm loophole — The European Commission has classified palm oil biofuels as unsustainable, amid efforts to take aim at deforestation-linked products. The draft legislation, which has two months to be approved by the European parliament and member states and …

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yellow vest protesters were confronted by their foulard rouge (red scarf) critics in paris

Elites’ response to climate change must be fair, says EU official

Gilets jaunes’ anger shows that companies must do their bit, says Frans Timmermans — The rise of the gilets jaunes protest movement requires governments to prove that ordinary people and corporate elites are “in this together” in shouldering the costs of fighting climate change, a senior EU figure has said. Frans Timmermans, the European commission’s …

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