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 […]
22 July 2020

EU’s trillion euro recovery fund must be made greener

While welcoming the targeting of environmental issues in the EU’s much-needed stimulus package, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) warns that more needs to be done to […]
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 […]
27 May 2020

EU plans multi-billion euro ‘green recovery’ but falls short in crucial areas

European Commission proposals for a green recovery fund and new EU budget promise to provide the money needed to rebuild weakened economies – but environmental groups […]
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 […]
2 December 2019

Media Briefing on European Green Deal: early test of Von der Leyen’s commitment to environment

On Wednesday 11 December 2019, the European Commission is expected to announce details of its European Green Deal in Brussels – potentially an era-defining policy for […]