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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]