Environment

EU sets new – though insufficient – limits for cars’ greenhouse gas emissions  in depth

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

The new caps for CO2 emissions approved by the member states are ambitious, though not enough to counter the current trend in global warming.


Romania, the only EU country consuming less earthly resources than the world’s average 

Tuesday 07 August 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

In all of EU countries Earth Overshoot Day – the date when all of the inhabitants have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year – falls before 1 August, except for Romania.


Plastic recycling: uneven progress in Europe  in depth

Monday 23 July 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The “European plastic strategy” is moving forward in Brussels. While certain member states are already doing well, many trail behind.


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.