11 December 2019

Next 12 months crucial as Green Deal commits EU to “deeply transformative policies”

The European Commission has responded to calls for climate and environmental action by publishing plans for a European Green Deal including the promise of “deeply transformative […]
29 November 2019

EU unblocks international process to improve tracking of industrial pollutants, but access to information is still limited

At the meeting of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the international pollution data protocol, the EU gave its green light to improve […]
16 October 2019

Air pollution: New figures reveal extent of problem, but ten governments fail to plan

Poor air quality is putting our health at stake, reveals the European Environment Agency in a new report released today – but campaigners warn national action […]
10 October 2019

EU top court confirms strict protection rules to stop killing of endangered species

The EU’s top court has today upheld strict protection rules set out in the EU Habitats Directive which national authorities should follow in order to stop […]
7 October 2019

International treaty takes off towards cleaner air

The amended Gothenburg Protocol enters into force today, marking an important step towards protecting human health, ecosystems and the climate from dangerous pollutants.   The protocol sets […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
26 May 2019

‘We can really talk about a green wave’

Early projections following the EU election point to success for green candidates. Polls suggest support was especially strong among young people. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) […]