• Posted 23-Nov-2020

Boosting Offshore Renewable Energy for a Climate Neutral Europe

To help meet the EU's goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy. The Strategy proposes to increase Europe's offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission aims to complement this with 40 GW of ocean energy and other emerging technologies such as floating wind and solar by 2050.


  • Posted 23-Nov-2020

Emerging trends: What are the environmental impacts of artificial meat, delivery drones, blockchain and synthetic biology?

Assessing the environment’s prospects in a fast-changing world requires the consideration of emerging trends. A series of published joint European Environment Agency (EEA) and Eionet briefings, explore the potential environmental and policy impacts from four emerging technological innovations.


  • Posted 23-Nov-2020

Covid-19 wave of violence against women shows EU countries still lack proper safeguards

Lockdowns to contain the coronavirus led to spikes in domestic violence reports. In two new studies, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) assesses the measures each EU country took to protect women during the pandemic and shows how governments can amplify the role of people witnessing violence.


  • Posted 23-Nov-2020

The pandemic is a threat to municipal and regional finances in Europe, a joint CoR-OECD survey warns

The COVID-19 crisis is strongly affecting regions and cities in Europe. According to a joint CoR-OECD survey presented during the ECON commission meeting, most local and regional authorities expect the socio-economic crisis to severely affect their finances.


  • Posted 23-Nov-2020

EU-wide monitoring system will track progress towards a sustainable Bioeconomy

A new monitoring system will help ensure that the European Bioeconomy contributes effectively to the objectives of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals.