Welcome to Europe, Planet Earth

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A new year and a new blog – but what makes this blog different?

Like many blogs, this has a focus – Europe (particularly the European Union) and its environmental policy.

The European Union (EU) is now made up of 27 countries, with a population of just under 500 million people (see ‘What is the EU‘ on this site for more details). The EU is rich by global standards, and includes the countries that started the industrial revolution.

In the last few decades, the EU has become one of the leading environmental regulators in the world, agreeing regulations to control factory pollution, chemicals in toys and protection of biodiversity, to name just a few.

The world is facing massive environmental challenges, not least climate change/global warming. What can the EU – and its environmental policies – do to help move us towards a sustainable future? The EU has the power to do a huge amount – but does it have the political will?

We are not trying to substitute for news services such as ENDS Europe Daily (which we highly recommend). Instead we plan to offer up a more personal selection of what is happening in what is (probably) the world’s most active environmental regulator.

To find out more about us & this blog, see about this blog.

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