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  • News

    UK must respect the environment post-Brexit

    A new report by T&E has concluded that any preferential access for the United Kingdom to the EU’s internal market must be conditional on the UK agreeing to respect EU environmental standards...

     Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 17:44
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    EU violating standard on environmental justice

    The bodies that enforce the Aarhus Convention, which guarantees public access to information and justice in environmental matters, have ruled that the EU is not compliant with the convention and...

     Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:38
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    Companies’ ‘green tape’ fear exaggerated

    New research from the OECD suggests stricter environmental policies do not hold back economic growth, and that governments and companies are often wrong to claim that measures to tackle...

     Friday, January 30, 2015 - 17:05
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    Åarhus ruling ‘sad day for democracy’

    The right of individuals and NGOs to challenge environmental decisions has been thrown into doubt by a controversial ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

     Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:01
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    10 things that went well for sustainable transport in 2013

    Yes, this editorial has an unlikely title. If you have been following us, or the issues we work on, a little bit, the overwhelming impression is that things have been scaled back (emissions-...

     Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 10:41
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    ‘Scaremongering’ could lead to louder roads

    Efforts to reduce traffic noise across Europe suffered a setback earlier this month when MEPs voted to weaken current noise limits for sports cars and lorries. The outcome of the vote hinders...

     Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 09:48
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    A win/win/win situation – more fuel-efficient cars are quieter cars

    New research commissioned by T&E has confirmed that measures aimed at improving fuel efficiency also reduce vehicle noise. The report was published just days before the environment committee...

     Monday, December 24, 2012 - 10:33
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    Industry lobbying continues to hold Commission back

    The current Commission is on track to have one of the worst-ever environmental records of any EU administration. That is the view of the group of 10 Brussels-based environmental NGOs (‘Green 10...

     Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 13:02