1 October 2019

EU to pull plug on wasteful, unrepairable products

Newly adopted EU laws will make several products easier to repair and more energy efficient, saving people money while reducing pollution, NGOs in the Coolproducts campaign […]
20 September 2019

The Circular Plastics Alliance: a missed opportunity

Environmental groups have decided not to sign the Circular Plastics Alliance declaration fur to a regrettable lack of ambition, transparency and NGO involvement. ECOS, the European […]
18 September 2019

Revealed: The climate cost of ‘disposable smartphones’

Extending the lifespan of smartphones and other electronics by just one year would save the EU as much carbon emissions as taking 2 million cars off […]
11 September 2019

Half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut air pollution

Five months past the deadline, EU officials are still waiting for fifteen Member States to detail their programmes to improve air quality. National governments were due […]
10 September 2019

EU ready for Green Deal as von der Leyen appoints new Commissioners

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has highlighted the importance of EU environmental action by creating a new role of Executive Vice President for the […]
25 August 2019

EEB Annual Conference 18 November 2019, Berlin

Sailing the winds of change for Europe’s environment In November, freshly elected MEPs and a newly appointed European Commission will be getting ready to set sail […]
1 August 2019

Europe needs Green Deal leaders

Current nominations for top jobs in Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission reveal a worrying lack of candidates with a track record of promoting green policies. […]
25 July 2019

Right to clean air: the Commission takes Bulgaria and Spain to court

The Commission is sending Bulgaria and Spain to Europe’s highest Court for repeatedly breaching EU air quality standards and failing to guarantee citizens’ right to clean […]
16 July 2019

Ursula von der Leyen puts environment first for EU

Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as European Commission President after winning MEPs’ votes with a bold vision for a greener Europe. Von der Leyen […]
8 July 2019

Decoupling debunked: Why green growth is not enough

Is economic growth compatible with ecological sustainability? A new report shows that efforts to decouple economic growth from environmental harm, known as ‘green growth’, have not […]
3 July 2019

Mixed picture for Europe’s environment under Romanian presidency

Sustainable development was on the agenda but virtually absent from a long-awaited declaration during Romania’s six-month Presidency of the EU, which ended this week. Citizens’ groups […]
28 June 2019

Memo to the EU: Blueprint for a greener Europe

As Finland takes up the helm of the European Union during its six-month presidency, it must deliver on its commitment and steer the EU towards a […]