25 September 2020

European Parliament must show greater ambition on climate migration, civil society groups urge

A resolution being drafted by the European Parliament’s Development Committee must raise the bar on EU action to mitigate the impact of climate change on vulnerable […]
9 September 2020

New tracking tool maps the reality of industrial pollution in Europe

With national governments and the EU failing to report crucial information, a new NGO database shows what plants are playing by the rules. Italy emerges as […]
3 September 2020

Europe’s strategy for critical raw materials “a double-edged sword”

From electric vehicles to solar panels, energy storage products are Europe’s way out of fossil fuels. But if left unchecked, mining for the materials needed to […]
1 September 2020

EU microplastics ban set to make a growing problem worse

The world is being smothered by a growing cloud of toxic plastic particles, which the EU has pledged to ban. But the typical cast of powerful […]
3 August 2020

Stop funding new gas boilers – NGO and industry letter

Industry groups and NGOs condemn unfair competition and hostile market conditions for renewable heat solutions in a letter to the European Commission. The groups call for […]
22 July 2020

EU’s trillion euro recovery fund must be made greener

While welcoming the targeting of environmental issues in the EU’s much-needed stimulus package, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) warns that more needs to be done to […]
21 July 2020

Governments miss yet another opportunity to green EU farming – NGO reaction

The European Commission must amend its proposal to reform the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) before farm ministers and the European Parliament come to a conclusion […]
1 July 2020

Germany’s EU presidency must tackle climate and biodiversity emergencies alongside COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus crisis is not an excuse to delay environmental action but a reason to accelerate it and scale it up. As Germany takes over the […]
30 June 2020

Mapping a faster route to zero emissions Europe – new report

A new clean energy scenario shows that the EU can achieve climate neutrality by 2040 – a decade before the 2050 target – raising hopes for […]
26 June 2020

Most member states are failing to protect citizens from toxic air

Nearly all member states must step up their effort to cut air pollution and ensure citizens can breathe clean air, states the European Commission in a […]
23 June 2020

EU water law will NOT be changed, confirms European Commission

In a landmark day for Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands, the European Commission has announced that the EU’s strong water legislation — the EU Water Framework […]
20 May 2020

EU nature and farming plans welcomed by green groups

The EU Commission has today set out its vision for the future of nature and farming policies, as it prepares to put the European Green Deal […]