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Will the Environmental Audit Committee Report at last bring the environment onto the referendum campaign agenda?

by Dr. Charlotte Burns, University of York As the remain and leave sides launch their campaigns in the run up to the 23rd June referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, the environment may at last emerge as an issue, with the publication of the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) report on the EU and… Continue reading Will the Environmental Audit Committee Report at last bring the environment onto the referendum campaign agenda?

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From Hedegaard to Cañete: Still a Coherent EU Voice on Climate Change?

When Jean-Claude Juncker’s new European Commission took office on November 1, 2014, the way that the EU’s executive deals with climate change underwent a potentially significant reorganization. Under the previous Barroso Commission (2009-2014), European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard – a well-respected figure in international environmental politics – presided over the Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG Clima).… Continue reading From Hedegaard to Cañete: Still a Coherent EU Voice on Climate Change?