IP/16/4358  14-12-2016 - EU approves new rules for Member States to drastically cut air pollution 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 December 2016 Today the European Parliament and the Council have signed into law the new National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive, based on a Commission proposal that sets stricter limits on the five main pollutants in Europe.
MEMO/16/4372  14-12-2016 - EU approves new rules for Member States to drastically cut air pollution 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 14 December 2016 Questions and Answers Who will benefit from the new National Emissions Ceiling Directive, and how? All EU citizens will benefit from improved air quality, but children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions will benefit the most.
IP/16/4305  12-12-2016 - Better understanding the world's surface water: a new interactive tool to guide European and global policies 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2016 The European Commission has co-produced a new interactive tool consisting of 3 million satellite images collected over the past 32 years. The Global Surface Water Explorer is a new online interactive mapping tool that will be accessible to everyone and serve...
IP/16/4213  08-12-2016 - Commission refers France to the Court of Justice over its failure to protect wild birds 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 8 December 2016 Commission refers France to the Court of Justice over its failure to protect wild birds. The European Commission is taking France to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to address continued violations of EU legislation on the conservation...
IP/16/4212  08-12-2016 - Commission takes Italy back to the Court and proposes fines 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 8 December 2016 Commission takes Italy back to the Court and proposes fines. The European Commission is taking Italy back to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to fully and completely comply with the Court's judgment of 2012.
IP/16/4217  02-12-2016 - Green bonds: New study shows extraordinary growth and signals potential in financing Europe's climate and environment goals 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 December 2016 A study released by the European Commission today shows that green bonds have enjoyed extraordinary growth, since they were first issued in 2007. The study on the potential and functioning of green bond markets also identifies key bottlenecks and measures to...
IP/16/3645  17-11-2016 - Spain faces fines for not complying with judgment from 2011 over poor waste water collection and treatment 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 November 2016 Commission refers Spain back to the EU Court of Justice for delaying adequate measures in 17 urban agglomerations. The European Commission is taking Spain back to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to fully and completely comply...
IP/16/3482  03-11-2016 - Commission invests over €220 million in green and low-carbon projects in Member States 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 3 November 2016 A LIFE-line for 144 innovative projects investing for a better environment and climate action. The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.
MEMO/16/3489  03-11-2016 - Annex: LIFE programme: 2015 projects 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 3 November 2016 The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.
IP/16/3538  28-10-2016 - European companies awarded for their green business solutions 
European Commission - Commission - Press release European Brussels, 28 October 2016 Businesses are quickly recognising that shifting to a circular economy makes sound economic sense. The Commission's 'European Business Awards for the Environment' rewards the best of these pioneers for their eco-innovative practices and products.