The EU F-Gas Regulation will compel a large-scale conversion to climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies in Europe by 2030. In the process, it will transform the European economy with implications for producers, importers, distributors, manufacturers, operators, contractors and consumers
More than two years have passed since the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into legal force. Designed to curb the availability of illegal timber on the European market, the EUTR acknowledges Europe’s role in stimulating illegal logging.
The EU Birds and Habitats Directives protect wildlife species and habitats in the UK and Europe but are under review by the European Commission and at serious risk of being weakened by some big business trying to dilute the legislation and remove what they see as unnecessary barriers to business and economic growth
According to leaked documents, the European Commission’s new Vice-President Frans Timmermans plans to scrap innovative proposals to increase recycling and reduce waste as well as plans to tackle air pollution which causes tens of thousands of premature deaths
The UK Government is opposing concrete binding European targets to reduce single-use plastic bags, one of the most easily tackled forms of marine debris, so we urge supporters to press it to change its stance and lead efforts to tackle plastic waste across Europe by supporting mandatory reduction targets
More than a year after it came into law, the European Commission (EC) has published a scorecard accessing the progress of the 28 member states in implementing the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). After many years of lobbying and discussion, the landmark EUTR came into legal effect on March 3, 2013