Green transition efforts should be integrated into Covid-19 recovery plans, according to European Council statement
Environmental groups and green businesses broadly welcome strategy, which aims to 'make sustainable products the norm'
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claims law will see net zero taken into account 'in all future policy and legislation'
COP25 talks likely to spill into extra time as EU, smaller nations and business urge for robust Paris Agreement rules in face of US, Brazil and Australian opposition
AXA, Aviva, CNP Assurances, and FRR join drive to decarbonise portfolios by 2050, as EU Commissioner promises 'thorough assessment' of Europe's net zero plan
After little fanfare and much frustration at the UN climate summit last week, there are hopes of greater progress as big name politicians start to arrive in Madrid
Bloc must take 'urgent action' to address climate emissions, biodiversity loss and natural resource use, warns European Environment Agency
But plan to raise €54bn in taxes to pay for low-carbon shift has been dismissed by activists as too weak
Commission President-elect appoints Frans Timmermans as Executive Vice President for an EU Green Deal