26 September 2017

‘Extinction’ Conference to turn spotlight on livestock industry’s role in species loss

If any European politicians or diplomats working in Brussels need a visual reminder of what a mass extinction event looks like they don’t need to travel […]
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 […]
25 September 2017

Juncker should stop avoiding the elephant in the room and ‘Make Europe Sustainable For All’

Two years after signing up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the EU still has no clear plan on how to achieve them and the clock […]
18 September 2017

The Switch September 2017

The latest edition of the EEB’s Global Policies and Sustainability Unit’s monthly newsletter ‘The Switch’ is now available. This issue includes: Not much to celebrate at birthday […]
15 September 2017

EU slammed for lack of respect for rule of law on environmental justice

A day after European Commission President Juncker declared the rule of law to be one of three principles that must anchor the European Union in his […]
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 […]
6 September 2017

Bold overhaul of EU farm policy now on the cards

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has played a major role in the development of a socially, economically, and environmentally disruptive model of farming in Europe. Ahead […]
31 August 2017

Breakthrough in smartphone technology a win for consumers and environment

Modular upgrades promise to extend phone lifetimes and cut waste The first upgradeable smartphone modules were announced today, a move that could save consumers money, reduce […]
17 August 2017

The clock is ticking: new rules set deadline for dirty plants

The European Commission has today published new standards for Europe’s most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations. Plants now have four years to […]
16 August 2017

New treaty’s entry into force set to curtail global mercury crisis, say NGOs

Today’s entry into force of the Minamata Convention establishes the first new multilateral environmental agreement in over a decade.  The Zero Mercury Working Group* has been […]
31 July 2017

New rules hasten end for Europe’s dirtiest power plants

Europe’s most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, will be forced to clean up or close down thanks to new EU rules adopted […]