Circular economy in the EU: Creating a sustainable and resilient future

On 11th March 2020, the European Commission presented the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP): a comprehensive roadmap building on the former Commission’s efforts to transition towards a new production and consumption model for Europe and its citizens. In essence, the main objective of the Action Plan is to address the bloc’s resource consumption and reduce its ecological footprint. […]

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The Future of EU’s Economic Policy – Restarting the Economy while Maintaining Green Standards

The Coronavirus-crisis is hitting the world in an unprecedented manner, while two long-standing and equally alarming global predicaments are underway: climate change and biodiversity loss. In this context, a group of Environmental Ministers is calling for the EU and its Member States to mobilise efforts towards a joint environmental and economic recovery plan, arguing that EU laws, in this sense, might still be equipped with the right blueprints. […]

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The EU’s new Climate Law: are delegated acts the way forward or an interference in legislative functions?

The European Commission has recently presented a proposal for a Regulation establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality to the European Parliament and the Council. Also known as European Climate Law (‘the Law’), this long-awaited piece of legislation – if adopted – will become the first example of a legally binding commitment to achieve carbon neutrality. […]

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The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is about much more than eliminating net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050. The Commission plans to create the world’s first economy whose success is not built on an overuse of limited resources. But is Europe’s “man on the moon moment” doomed to fail? […]

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