Chemical releases from coatings on durable water-resistant clothing suggests a need for wide-ranging regulation
Issue 590: Several per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are regulated internationally and within the EU, however existing restrictions focus on individual substances or small chemical groups
Extreme decentralisation of water production: environmentally sustainable and economically feasible?
Issue 590: Water from ‘off-grid’ supply and treatment systems for individual buildings may be cheaper to supply than water from conventional systems, new research suggests.
Climate change: warming may extend some tree growing seasons and compensate for reduced carbon uptake during drought
Issue 590: A Swiss experiment on two tree species indicates that global warming may lead to extra carbon uptake in some trees due to an extended growing season. This effect may compensate for reduced growth during dry periods.
Issue 590: Do chemicals, including environmental contaminants, contribute to obesity? A review looks at the evidence with implications for policy and research
Today, the Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration.
EU experts have adopted recommendations on maximum acceptable levels for impulsive (for example from oil and gas exploration and extraction) and continuous (such as from shipping) underwater noise.
At the world wildlife conference CITES COP19 that took place in Panama from 14 to 25 November, the EU helped achieve key outcomes that will bring sustainable trade in more than 500 newly listed species.
On Saturday in Chisinau, Moldova, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Natalia Gavrilița, jointly signed an agreement on Moldova’s accession to the LIFE programme for environment and climate.
Green City Accord reaches 100 signatories which will be celebrated at next week's annual conference
Advancing towards Zero-Pollution: EU joins call for ambitious global agreement to end plastic pollution by 2040
The EU is today joining the “High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution”, confirming its commitment to aim high in the intergovernmental negotiations for a global agreement to end plastic pollution by 2040.