As part of the European Green Deal, an EU taxonomy has been implemented to help the region reach its climate and energy targets. The initiative will make it easier for investors to make greener choices, and shift the focus onto sustainable growth concerning the economy, business, and society including health care. It will determine which activities and projects are classified as environmentally sustainable. In theory this should prevent greenwashing, and create security for investors, as well as scaling up sustainable investment. It is hoped that this scheme will inspire other countries to start their own taxonomies. However, there is much controversy around around the fact that nuclear energy and natural gas were included as greenwashing.
As the previous world leading importer of oil and gas in 2007, find out how much progress the EU has made in implementing policies to reach its Paris Agreement targets. Does the fossil fuel industry have a hand in which projects are approved? Where is EU funding going? Find out more here.
The ongoing conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis happening in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, have mad these places (other others) unsafe for citizens. Since 1995 we have witnessed huge numbers of people arriving from the Mediterranean Sea or overland from SE Europe. Discover the causes, positive stories, and how you can help here.
Starting back in 2009, Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Cyprus began a trend of falling into debt, and looking to the ECB, IMF, and other EU countries for help. Unemployment rates rocketed, and economic growth was stifled. This led to the implementation of austerity measures all over Europe. Find more information, country by country here.