Brussels Briefing on Environment – All you need to know for December 2014

In this Brussels Briefing on Environment, leading environment journalist Sonja van Renssen provides an overview of the latest EU environment policy developments:

– Deal on phasing out single use plastic bags
– Commission’s better regulation agenda: it may yet axe proposals on waste and air quality (although European Environment Agency report reveals unhealthy pollution levels)
UN climate talks in Lima: will start on 1 December in the wake of the US-China climate deal, with $9 billion of climate finance in place, and the latest 2014 UNEP gap report
– A deal on monitoring CO2 emissions from shipping
– Talks on a market stability reserve for the EU ETS
– Biofuels and ILUC, which are climbing back up the agenda
– ENVI Committee vote on oil sands
– EU rules on novel foods: nanomaterials in food and food from clones
– Environmental crime: new Eurojust report calls on member states to up their game

Featuring statement by Frans Timmermans, First Vice President in charge of Better Regulation.

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