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EU leaders delay decision on climate because of economic considerations
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Posted On: March 21, 2014
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  • Tags: EU climate policy, European Council

Brussels, 21 March 2014 - Today, the leaders of the 28 EU Member States held their first discussion on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework at the European Council ahead of the 2015 UN climate conference in Paris and have failed to...

HCWH Europe calls on Member States and the European Commission to tackle the problem of pharmaceuticals in the environment
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Posted On: February 10, 2014
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  • Tags: pharmaceuticals, tools and resources

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe released today a snapshot report that presents the results of a HCWH Europe’s pan European survey suggesting that schemes for the collection and disposal of unused medicines across Europe are not effective...

MEPs send a clear signal to the Council and the Commission on climate change
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Posted On: February 5, 2014
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  • Tags: EU climate policy, energy efficiency, Renewable Energy

In a resolution, adopted at today’s plenary, the European Parliament calls for a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a 30% target for renewables and a 40% energy efficiency target, as part of the EU’s 2030 framework for climate and...

Europe needs to increase its effort to reduce cancer rates through changes in environmental policies
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Posted On: February 4, 2014
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  • Tags: environmental cancer risks, Chemicals

The International Agency for Research on Cancer published yesterday the World Cancer Report 2014. The report states that the worldwide burden of cancer will rise from an estimated 14 million new cases per year to 22 million during the next two...

Europe needs a reality check – as new European energy and climate goals for 2030 are too low to address climate crisis
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Posted On: January 22, 2014
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  • Tags: EU climate policy, greenhouse gases, Renewable Energy, energy efficiency

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe is disappointed with the lack of ambition of the proposals for a EU 2030 climate and energy package, put forward by the European Commission today. The Commission set out a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG)...

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