11 March 2020

EU to take unprecedented steps against ‘throwaway economy’

​​The EU has unveiled its master plan to move beyond the ‘throwaway economy’ today. Despite the absence of targets to reduce the impact of our consumption, […]
10 March 2020

Opportunity or disaster? Commission set to launch new EU Industrial Strategy

The European Commission will today publish its new industrial strategy, a unique opportunity for transformational change to the manufacturing sector in the EU. Ahead of the […]
4 March 2020

EU climate law: more ‘man stuck in traffic’ than ‘man on the moon’

The EU’s newly released proposal to address the climate emergency fails to live up to Green Deal promises. Without higher targets and concrete measures now, Europe […]
29 January 2020

‘Green Deal Commission’ overlooks environmental rights in 2020 work programme

The European Commission’s 2020 Work Programme has failed to include essential measures needed to ensure European citizens’ environmental rights. The European Union has faced fierce criticism […]
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. […]