19 November 2020

EU offshore wind strategy must ensure protection of marine habitats

NGOs welcome a proposal to scale up offshore windfarms but raise concerns over its potentially negative impact on marine habitats. UPDATE: This press release was updated […]
14 October 2020

Building on shaky foundations: EU’s renovation strategy needs more action

The European Commission plans to double the renovation rate of homes, schools, and hospitals by 2030. But its strategy falls short in key areas, such as […]
7 October 2020

EU climate credibility rescued in tight Parliamentary vote

The European Parliament voted to increase the EU 2030 target for carbon emissions reduction to 60% today, moving closer to science and away from politics. But this still […]
30 September 2020

As Czech government prepares to take Poland to court for illegal mining, activists urge European Commission to act

Campaigners call on the European Commission to start an infringement procedure immediately against Poland for the Turow mine’s illegal water grab. [1] Environmental groups welcome the […]
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 […]
10 September 2020

EU Climate Law still needs more ambitious emissions targets

MEPs in the environment committee voted to improve the European Commission’s proposal for the bloc’s first-ever Climate Law today. But more work is needed to increase […]
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 […]
8 July 2020

Europe’s hydrogen strategy “a gift to fossil fuel companies” – NGO response

The EU’s strategy to boost the production of hydrogen risks locking Europe into burning fossil gas for generations, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) said today. In […]
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 […]
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 […]
17 February 2020

EU Summit Challenge: A budget for the climate emergency

Heads of state meet this week hoping to reach a final agreement on the size and purpose of the next EU budget. The outcome should tell […]