Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Energy & Environment News

Government Europa brings you the latest Energy & Environment News from across the field of European Government Policy.

deforestation linked to inequality

Deforestation linked to inequality, study finds

A new study has shown that increased social and economic inequality has a tangible impact on deforestation. The study, conducted through the University of Bern’s...
fast fashion waste

Fast fashion waste: a circular approach to textiles

In the wake of criticism by MPs over the social and environmental impact of “fast fashion”, UK retail brands are searching for solutions to...
rainforest monitoring systems

Rainforest monitoring systems to combat deforestation

Multinational companies which rely on palm oil are investing in satellite technology to monitor deforestation in at-risk areas. By remotely monitoring the destruction of swathes...

Antimicrobials and sustainable practice: why we must bring farmers back into the picture

Dr. Camille Bellet, post-doctoral research associate from the University of Liverpool speaks to GE on antimicrobials and the social and political nature of the...

Is it time to ReSOLVE the built environment?

Government Europa discusses the ReSOLVE framework and making the built environment circular with Carol Lemmens, director of Arup The situation of the European built environment...

Germany supports peatland protection

Germany has committed just under €2 million in funding from the Federal Environment Ministry’s International Climate Initiative for peatland protection. Global action to support the...
Glasgow Cup Movement

Glasgow Cup Movement to inspire change

The environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has launched the Cup Movement, a campaign to address the prevalence of single-use beverage cups, in Glasgow. The Cup...
UK energy storage

UK energy storage: £20 million competition launched

The UK government’s business department has launched a competition to find new sustainable, large scale energy storage options. The Storage at Scale competition, spearheaded by...
farmland prairie strips

Farmland prairie strips boost conservation, study finds

New research from Iowa State University has found alternating monocultural farmland with strips of prairie vegetation can improve soil quality, biodiversity and flood prevention. The...
Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive

Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive updated

The European Parliament, Council and Commission have provisionally agreed on amendments to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive to further protect workers’ health. The agreement will...

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