16 October 2019

Air pollution: New figures reveal extent of problem, but ten governments failing 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 […]
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 […]
24 September 2019

Report launch – Destination Climate Neutrality

Destination Climate Neutrality brings together leading recommendations of think tanks, scientists, thought leaders and NGOs to offer a policy blueprint for how best to propel Europe […]
11 September 2019

Half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut air pollution

Five months past the deadline, EU officials are still waiting for fifteen Member States to detail their programmes to improve air quality. National governments were due […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
30 April 2019

Most EU governments failed to file air pollution plans by April deadline

EU officials are still waiting to receive crucial air pollution reduction programmes from fourteen EU governments, including France, Germany, Poland and Spain. National governments were supposed […]
2 April 2019

Half of checked chemicals unsafe in current commercial use

– Cancer and other harms, but no action yet for 74% of danger substances – Unreliable industry data stalls safety checks for nearly 2 out of […]
2 April 2019

Chemical Evaluation report: Achievements, challenges and recommendations after a decade of REACH

The REACH Registration process generated knowledge for nearly 22,000 substances in over 90,000 registration dossiers by the third registration deadline on 31 May 2018. With this […]
8 March 2019

Court of Justice: stop selling dangerous paint immediately

8 March 2019, Brussels – Lifting EU bans on dangerous chemicals is illegal when safer alternatives exist, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday. The judgement […]