Category: European Union News Brief and Action Alert

Joint Research Centre Performs Independent Research to Help Inform EU policy
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Joint Research Centre Performs Independent Research to Help Inform EU policy

One of the European Commission’s goals is to continue to explore the impacts of climate change and to determine effective responses that can be taken to lessen both present and future impacts. The European Commission is currently partnered with the Joint Programming Initiative on Climate Change, the Copernicus Climate Change Service, the Global Framework for...

EU Focus on the Bioeconomy Holds Great Promise for the Growth of Green Jobs
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EU Focus on the Bioeconomy Holds Great Promise for the Growth of Green Jobs

Eco-industry has played a large role in the sustenance of the EU’s economy. The European Environment State and Outlook Report (SOER), which analyzed Europe’s green industries between 2000 and 2010, found that Europe’s green industries grew by 50%, despite the prevalence of economic busts during the time. In 2014, 4.2 million people in the EU...

COVID-19 Calls Into Question the Implementation of the EU Clean Energy for All Package
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COVID-19 Calls Into Question the Implementation of the EU Clean Energy for All Package

In her speech to the European Parliament on 26 March 2020, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen announced a series of packages to support the healthcare systems of EU countries. EUR 6 billion euro in total has been dedicated to financing the Emergency Support Instrument and RescEU, from which EUR 3...

EU Proposes a Green Climate Deal
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EU Proposes a Green Climate Deal

Ursula Von der Leyen, the new EU Commissioner, revealed a new set of policy initiatives brought forward by the new European Commission as ‘Europe’s man on the moon moment’. The commission has been in office since November 2019 in order to tackle climate change. The flagship initiative is a climate law which will commit EU...

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