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 […]
21 June 2019

Infamous four: Decision on carbon neutral EU delayed by Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Estonia

Four governments have delayed an essential decision for the EU to be climate neutral by 2050, leaving Europe empty handed at upcoming UN climate talks. The […]
20 June 2019

EU funding ‘new coal lobby club’ as part of €10m annual gift to coal ‘research’

The European Commission is paying coal lobby wages, as part of millions of Euros it spends every year on coal ‘research’ projects. Documents obtained under access […]
17 June 2019

Out of touch farm ministers miss Europe’s climate memo

Ahead of a ministerial discussion on the future of the EU’s agricultural policy tomorrow, European farm ministers have shown total disregard [1] for the urgent need […]
14 June 2019

Loophole could encourage ‘poison mix incineration’

New rules for waste incineration plants in the EU will be voted on 17 June in Brussels, but rather than reducing the environmental impact of one […]
13 June 2019

Europe’s failure to stamp out inequalities

Despite the European Union’s commitment to leave no one behind, millions of people in Europe are falling victim to widening inequalities, a major EU-wide report concludes. […]
21 May 2019

Named: major brands ‘breaking EU chemical safety law’

Cosmetics, medicine, food and plastic sectors using substances illegally Regulators unable to guarantee consumer products are safe Authorities protect identity of implicated firms Approved by legal […]
15 May 2019

The future of EU rivers: New paper exposes business lobbies’ wish list of destruction

Unsustainable industries, including industrial agriculture, hydropower, and coal mining, are lobbying for devastating changes to the EU water law – the Water Framework Directive (WFD). A […]
6 May 2019

Sustainability and Wellbeing Pact: The climate is right for radical change

The European Union’s fixation on economic stability and growth is leading us in the direction of ecological instability and collapse. That is why the EU needs […]