Sonja van Renssen, leading journalist at, provides an overview of the latest developments in the field of European Environment Policy.

Topics discussed include:

EU Summit: climate, energy and industrial competitiveness on the agenda (March 20 and 21)
- Provisional agreement on including aviation in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
- The start of the ETS backloading plan
- Provisional deals on a tougher waste shipments directive
- New social and environmental reporting rules for companies
- Environment ministers unblocking talks on national bans on cultivating GM crops
- Greening the European Semester

Featuring statements by: Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard; Peter Liese, rapporteur on Aviation in ETS and Health Commissioner Tonio Borg.