19 June 2018

Energy efficiency compromise fails Paris Agreement

The European Union has tonight agreed to increase its energy efficiency by 32.5% by 2030. This figure falls well short of the binding target of at […]
18 June 2018

EU governments dust off rarely used treaty article to take Commission to task on environmental justice failings

EU Member States have today invoked a little-used treaty article to call on the European Commission to take steps to address the EU’s shortcomings when it […]
14 June 2018

Limited progress on renewables overshadowed by collapse of energy efficiency talks

The European Union has agreed a 32% target for renewable energy after earlier talks on energy efficiency failed to reach a deal. While a compromise agreement […]
12 June 2018

Industry spending millions to avoid warning labels for cancer-linked chemical

The chemical industry is spending millions to stop people finding out about the potential carcinogenic properties of titanium dioxide, a whitening chemical used in a wide […]
6 June 2018

New campaign warns UN sustainability goals meaningless if inequality not tackled

 Without action on global inequality countries won’t achieve a set of UN goals that aim to end poverty and protect the planet – the Sustainable […]
5 June 2018

European Chemicals Agency favouring microplastics industry opinion over scientific evidence of environmental damage

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been favouring industry during its initial gathering of evidence on microplastics, prompting environmental organisations to remind ECHA not to overlook […]
1 June 2018

Commission’s timid farm policy ‘reform’ ignores environmental crisis on Europe’s farmland

The European Commission has today published its vision for the EU’s food and farming system for the years to come. The EEB strongly criticises the new […]
31 May 2018

European Parliament sets path for better products for people and the environment

Manufacturers should place durable, repairable and recyclable products on the EU market in addition to making them energy efficient. This is the vision set by the European Parliament […]
17 May 2018

EU air quality limits breached on a ‘continental scale’, six countries sent to ECJ

Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Romania and Hungary have been sent to Europe’s top court for their consistent failure to tackle toxic air pollution. The six […]
17 May 2018

Commission failing as nature’s last line of defence

Nature protection efforts are being undermined by the European Commission’s failure to consistently challenge Member States on illegal nature destruction, warn four nature NGOs in a […]
15 May 2018

National air pollution plans ‘too little too late’ to avoid court

France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and four other countries should this week expect to be sent to Europe’s top court for their failure to tackle […]
2 May 2018

EU budget lacks ambition to address climate challenges and sustainability, says EEB

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) warns that the EU budget proposal does not go far enough to bring down carbon emissions, reverse biodiversity loss or mainstream […]