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EU member states and the European Parliament have agreed to a 37.5 percent reduction in CO2 output for new cars by 2030. A 31 percent cut for utility vehicles is also planned.
The new caps for CO2 emissions approved by the member states are ambitious, though not enough to counter the current trend in global warming.
The “European plastic strategy” is moving forward in Brussels. While certain member states are already doing well, many trail behind.
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.
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.
An impressive data collection on how plastic production and waste has rocket-soared in the last 40 years, by Our World in Data.
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.
Almost 1 million people are exposed to excessively high levels of arsenic in tap water, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network reveals.
Using bicycles as a regular form of transport is growing as bike sharing infrastructure is put in place and cycle lanes are built.
The DanubeGIS platform provides access to data and maps related to water management for the whole Danube Basin, shared by 19 countries