21 November 2017

Not fit for purpose – NGOs present Fitness Check of the Common Agricultural Policy

The results of a new study show that the current CAP, accounting for almost 40% of the EU budget (almost 60 billion EUR per year), is […]
8 November 2017

The EEB elects new President

Members of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) voted yesterday to re-elect Jouni Nissinen, Head of the Environmental Policy Unit at the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, […]
4 November 2017

Blockadia map reveals global rise of anti-fossil fuel blockades

A new interactive map shows the rise of Blockadia: the direct-action phenomenon of people putting their bodies in the way of fossil fuel projects.[1] In the […]
2 November 2017

Most EU countries failing to ensure effective access to industrial pollution information

More than half of the EU’s Member States are failing to share crucial information about highly-polluting activities effectively online.  Many are failing to meet even the minimum […]
26 October 2017

Switzerland must enact full mercury export ban say environmental groups

Fifty environmental groups are calling on Switzerland to match their words with action by fully banning mercury exports. Just weeks after Switzerland held the first COP […]
24 October 2017

MEPs vote to rein in toxic fertilisers

Years of use of mineral fertilisers rich in cadmium – a dangerous carcinogen – has polluted soil and the crops that grow our food, leading to […]
11 October 2017

Concerns raised about industry influence over exemptions for cancer linked chemicals

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has expressed concerns to the European Commission over the involvement of an industry consultant in recommendations to create exemptions for the […]
11 October 2017

Farming contributes to deadly levels of air pollution, new report

400,000 Europeans die every year as a result of air pollution from several sources – including from agriculture. That’s the main finding from a new European […]
28 September 2017

As new global mercury treaty enters into force, worldwide mercury production skyrockets

This week 156 countries convened for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on mercury — yet at the same […]
25 September 2017

Cutting waste could boost EU furniture industry, new study finds

Improved refurbishment and remanufacture of discarded furniture can trigger up to 157,000 new jobs and save about 6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in the EU, a new […]
12 September 2017

Germany can cut coal emissions, but regional leaders’ “untrue and desperate” claims threaten progress on air quality

German government ministers are being warned not to believe “untrue and desperate” claims about new EU measures to reduce air pollution. Instead, eight environmental groups have […]
7 September 2017

EU Environment committee votes for higher efficiency targets, Industry and Energy Committee must follow

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcomes the decision of the European Parliament Environmental Committee to support higher targets for energy efficiency in 2030. This positive step […]