23 November 2017

CAP & Biodiversity: the best of enemies? 28 November 2017, European Parliament

29 November 2017

Nice try – but Hogan’s direction of travel not on course to sustainable farming

While Commissioner Phil Hogan’s new results-based plan for the future of EU farm policy – presented today in Brussels – sounds attractive, it remains to be […]
12 December 2017

EU body calls farm policy’s green credentials into question

The last attempt to ‘green’ EU farm policy did not lead to any significant increase in environmentally-sound farming practices – despite European governments spending a huge […]
20 May 2020

EU nature and farming plans welcomed by green groups

The EU Commission has today set out its vision for the future of nature and farming policies, as it prepares to put the European Green Deal […]
25 June 2021

New EU farm policy will worsen environmental crises for years

Weak rules will maintain support for harmful farming practices   25 June 2021, Brussels – Europe will continue major funding of harmful intensive farming practices until […]
6 July 2021

Get ‘Fit for 55’ with Agriculture

Our food systems are responsible for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. This scientific reality should place farming at the heart of the European Commission’s revised ‘Fit […]
8 February 2022

Unlock the true green potential of carbon farming and avoid greenwashing, the EEB urges Agricultural Ministers

Speaking in Strasbourg this morning, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) urged Agricultural Ministers to harness “carbon farming” to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises while improving […]
21 February 2022

CAP national strategic plans will fail to deliver on European Green Deal environmental and climate objectives, NGO assessment reveals

The overwhelming majority of Common Agricultural Policy strategic plans delivered by Member States to the European Commission fail to adequately address the urgent crises of biodiversity […]
25 February 2022

Call for tender: Consumption-side policy & legislative levers for the transition to sustainable diets

Deadline for applications: 11th March 2022 The European Environmental Bureau is seeking experts who could conduct a review of the existing academic and grey literature about […]
28 February 2022

Commission’s draft pesticides regulation fails in ambition on reducing use of pesticides and protecting biodiversity and human health

The upcoming proposal falls short in delivering the transformative changes needed to secure the EU’s transition towards agroecology in line with the Green Deal objectives. These […]
20 April 2022

New NGO report: CAP national strategic plans will not deliver on EU Green Deal

Both nature and food security under threat as Member States cave in to misguided farm lobby agenda. Today, BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau released […]