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NGOs fear EU emissions targets set to be weakened

October 12th, 2017 The head of Europe’s largest network of environmental NGOs has raised concern with the potential weakening of European emission reduction targets ahead of a major EU Council meeting tomorrow. The European Environmental Bureau’s Secretary General Jeremy Wates expressed his concerns about negotiations …

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The Scottish Government has banned fracking, says Energy Minister

October 6th, 2017 The Scottish Government has banned fracking following public outcry over the environmental risks and health hazards linked to the controversial industry. Earlier this week, Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse declared that the January 2015 moratorium on fracking will now be made permanent. …

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All-Ireland environmental coalition voice concern over Brexit

September 25th, 2017 An All-Ireland environmental NGO coalition is in Brussels this week to voice concerns over the impact Brexit may have on cross-border cooperation to protect the environment. As the fourth round of Brexit negotiations get underway, representatives from the Environmental Pillar and Northern …

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LULUCF decision met with dismay from NGOs and scientists

September 17th, 2017 Scientists and NGOs have reacted with dismay to a European decision to allow member states to increase their levels of timber harvesting up to 2030. On 13 September, the European Parliament passed an amended policy framework for future EU land use policy, …