“New study explores how the circular economy can tackle biodiversity loss”
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“New study explores how the circular economy can tackle biodiversity loss”

Very relevant and must-read: The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched its first biodiversity study ‘The Nature Imperative: How the circular economy can tackle biodiversity loss’.The paper aims to detail the specific role of each circular economy principle, and their applicability across sectors. By showcasing four sectors - food, built environment, fashion, and plastics - the paper illustrates how the circular economy offers a framework for transformative change, and sets out actions business and policymakers can take to achieve this shift. For further info and to download the full report: https://ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/news/new-study-explores-how-the-circular-economy-can-tackle-biodiversity-loss It's accompanying interview with…

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EU Rules in Climate Action – Fit for 55

"Today, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and making the European Green Deal a reality. With today's proposals, the Commission is presenting the legislative tools to deliver on the targets agreed in the European Climate Law and fundamentally transform our economy and society for a fair, green and prosperous…

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Royal Shell ordered to start cutting its global carbon emmissions by 45% by the end of 2030
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Royal Shell ordered to start cutting its global carbon emmissions by 45% by the end of 2030

Following Urgenda's successful Climate Case in 2019, where the Dutch Supreme Court upheld the previous decisions in the Urgenda Climate Case, finding that the Dutch government has obligations to urgently and significantly reduce emissions in line with its human rights obligations, next, in another landmark case the Court in the Hague has ordered Shell to - immediatelly - start cutting its global carbon emmissions by 45% by the end of 2030 compared to 2019 levels. This is an huge achievement by Milieudefensie and an historic Court Order, since it's the first time in history that a private company is ordered to…

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