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Eyes on Europe

French parliament approves climate change bill to green the economy   
May 04, 2021
Source: Reuters - France's National Assembly on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging climate change bill that will prevent future airport expansions, prohibit open-air terrace heaters and reduce packaging waste.
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Poland's plan to extend coal mine's life could cost it EU climate funds   
May 03, 2021
Source: Reuters - Poland’s plan to extend the life of a coal mine in Turow until 2044 could mean the region will not get access to the European Union’s flagship green transition fund, the European Commission said on Monday.
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Greece aims to be 'center of culture and sustainability' post pandemic   
May 03, 2021
Source: CGTN News - As a country economically reliant on tourism, the pandemic travel restrictions have left Greece on its knees financially. Officials say they are willing to open to travelers from countries with strong vaccination programs, but...
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CLEAN ENERGY JOBS WILL REVIVE COAL COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE, SAYS NEW WWF REPORT   
April 30, 2021
Source: Euro News - Up to 22,000 new roles could be created in Poland’s Eastern Wielkopolska region in clean energy, due to dropping costs of wind and solar power.
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Feeding Europe: A look at sustainable farming in Italy   
April 28, 2021
Source: Euro News - For us, animal welfare means ensuring that within the breeding environment the animal can express its natural behaviour, that it can express, at the maximum, the ethology of behaviour for its species."
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France and Germany back US on 21% minimum corporate tax proposal   
April 28, 2021
Source: Das Welt - The finance ministers from France and Germany have declared their willingness to back a 21% minimum corporate tax as proposed by their US counterpart, according to a joint interview published in Die Zeit newspaper on Tuesday.
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European Union: European Commission Adopts EU Taxonomy And Other Measures To Facilitate Sustainable Transition   
April 27, 2021
Source: Mondaq - The EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act, which aims to support sustainable investment by making it clearer which economic activities most contribute to meeting the EU's environmental objectives. The College of Commissioners today...
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IIRC welcomes multi-capital approach outlined in European Commission Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) proposals   
April 23, 2021
Source: Integrated Reporting - The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) welcomes the multi-capital approach outlined in proposals announced this week for an EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, which recognize the importance of...
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New EU target to cut carbon emissions by at least 55% disappoints experts   
April 22, 2021
Source: The Guardian - A new EU target of a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 has been described as a “farce” by environmental groups after it was agreed in Brussels on the eve of Joe Biden’s climate summit for world leaders.
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CDSB supports EU’s ambition to review the corporate reporting rules and suggests improvements to meet Green Deal objectives   
April 21, 2021
Source: CDSB - CDSB welcomes the much-awaited publication of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The suggested changes presented by the European Commission represent a solid foundation to start discussions, but some...
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