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Prepared by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), this report documents how corporate lobbyists have been able to influence and effectively water down the ambition of a long-expected restriction on intentionally added microplastics already at its drafting stage.

While national emission trends are a useful tool for measuring government progress towards meeting the Paris Agreement 1.5˚C temperature limit at a global level, each government will have to address its own sectors, each with their own, different baseline. What should government sectoral benchmarks be? Will they meet the global carbon budget?

Under the Implement for LIFE project, the EEB has published a series of four compliance reports. The environmental topics that are covered in all the reports relate to air, waste and circular economy, biodiversity, water, chemicals, industrial emissions and climate.

This document is the annual EU emission inventory report under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention) (UNECE, 1979).

This briefing presents progress made by the EU and its Member States towards meeting the 2010 emission ceilings that were applicable until the end of 2019 under Directive 2016/2284/EU — the National Emission reduction Commitments (NEC) Directive — on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants.

The Paris Agreement Compatible (PAC) scenario illustrates a pathway for the transition of the EU’s energy system that is in line with EU leaders’ commitment to the Paris Agreement.

As the European Commission seeks to identify the types of renovation activities that should be scaled under the ‘Renovation Wave’, the World Green Building Council’s Europe network (WorldGBC Europe) has launched a new case study report highlighting best practice from across the region.

This paper shows that electrifying ride hailing services’ will not only lead to substantial CO2 savings, but also means better economics for drivers across most vehicle segments in the five EU cities analysed.

Bio-waste – mainly food and garden waste – is a key waste stream with a high potential for contributing to a more circular economy. This report provides an overview of bio-waste generation, prevention, collection, and treatment in Europe.

Thirteen of the world’s largest dairy corporations combined to emit more greenhouse gases (GHGs) in 2017 than major polluters BHP, the Australia-based mining, oil and gas giant or ConocoPhillips, the United States-based oil company.

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