Global Matters


European Parliament bans single-use plastics

Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter European lawmakers have approved measures to reduce plastics polluting seas and oceans. A proposed ban targets the top 10 single-use plastic products that litter Europe’s beaches.   What did the European

More than 80 stock exchanges to ring the bell for gender equality

More than 80 stock exchanges will participate in the international ‘Ring the Bell’ campaign to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March and raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and to highlight opportunities for business and

EU Renewable Energy

Half EU states already meet their 2020 renewable energy targets

Almost half of the European Union’s (EU) 28 member states have already hit, or are close to hitting, their 2020 renewable energy targets. Those that are already top of the class are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy,