Environment

EU’s Effort Sharing Decision Initiative on its way to reduce carbon emissions by 15 percent by 2020 

Tuesday 23 October 2018 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union (EU) has set its climate change mitigation objective for 2020, committing itself to reduce its Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 20 percent compared with 1990 levels.


Europe’s water quality falls short 

Tuesday 17 July 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

Due to pollution, the majority of European rivers, lakes, and estuaries fall below the minimum environmental standards, a report by the European Environment Agency reveals.


Global plastic pollution

Tuesday 11 September 2018 | VoxEurop

An impressive data collection on how plastic production and waste has rocket-soared in the last 40 years, by Our World in Data.


State of bathing waters in Europe

Tuesday 05 June 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The annual report on the quality of bathing areas, as reported by the 28 EU Member States, Albania and Switzerland, comes with an interactive map showing the pollution level on 22 000+ beaches across Europe.


How are EU countries faring about renewable sources? 

Monday 09 July 2018 | Damiano Bacci
| VoxEurop

The European Union has long been part of various agreements concerning the fight against climate change, with the main goal of limiting global warming by reducing its share of greenhouse gas emissions.


Carbon emissions in the EU on the rise 

Wednesday 16 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning increased by 1.8 percent in 2017 in the European Union, raising doubts about its ability to meet long-term targets


Carcinogenic water in the Danube region

Friday 23 March 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

Almost 1 million people are exposed to excessively high levels of arsenic in tap water, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network reveals.


Europe drifts from its goals 

Thursday 14 June 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Despite setting ambitious targets for reducing CO2 emissions, the EU’s carbon footprint increased last year.


Mapping coal plants

Thursday 07 June 2018 | VoxEurop

Carbon Brief has mapped the past, present and future of all the world’s coal-fired power stations.


Member states not committing enough to fight biodiversity loss

Sunday 29 April 2018 | VoxEurop

A new report published on 26 April by BirdLife Europe, WWF, European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Friends of the Earth Europe, shows that 18 European governments assessed are not implementing nature protection rules as they should.