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The Informal Meeting of Environment/Climate Ministers was held on 12 July in Helsinki.
 

EU environment and climate ministers: EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy

The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular economy to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity. The Informal Meeting of Environment/Climate Ministers was held on 11 and 12 July in Helsinki. Read more.

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day – Circular economy offers solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources

2019-07-29
As of today, 29 July, we have consumed more renewable natural resources than the Earth will produce this year. We have consumed these natural resources in less than seven months, although they should last us the whole year.

EU environment and climate ministers: EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy

2019-07-12
The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular economy to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity.

EU environment and climate ministers: climate crisis and biodiversity loss caused by overconsumption require joint solutions

2019-07-11
EU environment and climate ministers discussed stepping up global climate action in their informal meeting. The first day of the meeting focused on the EU’s long-term climate strategy and messages to the UN Climate Action Summit to be held in September 2019. The ministers also discussed the EU’s objectives for halting the loss of biodiversity.
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