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EU avoided chaos, explored new paths in turbulent 2020 year

BRUSSELS (AP) — Between the specter of Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and a new leadership team facing a budget battle, the European Union looked set to remember 2020 as an “annus horribilis.” ...

EU bans plastic waste exports to poor nations

EU environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius said the new rules amending the bloc's 2006 Waste Shipment Regulation will completely ban exports of unsorted plastics to less industrialized nat...

Michelin Wins Sustainability Award for Natural Rubber Sustainable Supply Chain from the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 December 2020 - Michelin has won the 'Smart Mobility' award from the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (EuroCham) at its inaugural EuroCham Sustainability Award...

EU leaders to tackle climate, coronavirus, set Brexit aside

EU leaders begin a meeting in Brussels later Thursday for a two-day summit after Brexit talks between the UK and the European Commission ended without an agreement. But European leaders are keen to f...

How von der Leyen fared during first year as EU Commission chief

Ursula von der Leyen was never the candidate whom European Union lawmakers had envisioned for the bloc's top job. Members of the European Parliament representing Germany's Christian Democrats ...

Report: EU greenhouse gas emissions down 24% since 1990

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union have been reduced by 24% compared to 1990 levels, according to the bloc's annual climate report, but the EU said Monday it still needs to...

Bulgarian leader backs Western Balkans nations joining EU

SOFIA, Hungary (AP) — Addressing an EU enlargement summit Tuesday, Bulgaria's leader pledged his support for the Western Balkan countries on the path of being integrated into the European Union. ...

Opinion: EU fails to introduce real agricultural reform

Better late than never. The EU has finally understood that agriculture and the environment are two sides of the same coin. The bloc has agreed to ensure that in future the common agricultural policy (...

Climate marchers demand action in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A coalition of non-profits, youth, and concerned citizens braved the deluge in Taipei Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27) to march for climate action. The demonstration, which ...

Taiwan urged to take climate action to avoid industry woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of legislators called on the Taiwanese government on Thursday (Sept. 24) to set forth a clear strategy to address challenges brought about by climate change. Fi...

Taipei releases 2020 SDG Voluntary Local Review

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the 2020 Taipei Climate Action International Forum on Tuesday (Sept. 15), the Taipei City Government published a report on its accomplishments in promoting sustainable ...

EU presents new strategy on 'critical raw materials'

The European Commission on Thursday announced plans to diversify its access to rare earth materials used in producing "strategic technologies" and consumer goods like smart phones, electric ...

Maine speaker drowns out rivals in bid to take on Collins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It's great to be identified early as the establishment-backed candidate and to benefit from millions of dollars in donations. It's not so great for the opponen...

EU bets on clean hydrogen to decarbonize and boost economy

The executive branch of the European Union unveiled plans Wednesday to boost the production of clean hydrogen as part of its goal to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 amid criticism from environmenta...

EU lagging behind on climate, gender equality goals

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's statistical office says the 27-nation bloc is lagging behind its goals in the fight against climate change and to promote gender equality. In a r...