Mires, bogs and grasslands are currently among the EU’s most threatened habitats while forests and heaths are faring comparatively better, according to a new analysis ..
News 17 Jan 2017
Ramping up the re-use of previously developed land could help the EU become more resource efficient and boost ecosystems across urban areas, according to the ..
News 9 Dec 2016
Six months after a European Commission policy review found that the EU Nature Directives were “fit for purpose”, the Commission has finally announced it will ..
News 7 Dec 2016
- Climate,Markets & Corporate,Nature
The number of corporate firms making commitments to prevent deforestation in their supply chains has accelerated but a lack of policy support is preventing real ..
News 11 Nov 2016
Environment ministers are set to debate whether the European Commission’s proposals for reducing emissions from sectors such as buildings and agriculture provide member states enough ..
News 3 Oct 2016
- Chemicals,Markets & Corporate
The UK government’s impartiality has been called into question as it pushes for broad exemptions of the brominated flame retardant DecaBDE under the Stockholm Convention ..
News 19 Sep 2016
A coalition of Spanish NGOs has called on public administrations to order work to be stopped on a planned €200 million 600 million m3 subterranean ..
News 7 Sep 2016
Friends of the Earth has called for targets to reduce the EU's land footprint, claiming that Europe is using more than its fair share of land ..
News 10 Aug 2016
- Climate,General Policy,Nature
The European Commission has issued new guidance for member states to help them streamline environmental assessments under the amended Environmental Impact Assessment Directive ..
News 3 Aug 2016
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has said that the policies of the forestry and agricultural sectors need to be better aligned ..
News 18 Jul 2016
Statutory guidance for environmental regulators to use when drawing up or revising permits for the production of non-ferrous metals has been published in the EU’s ..
News 8 Jul 2016
An environmental NGO has won the right to challenge the Slovak courts to obtain judicial protection after a ruling by the European Court of Justice ..
News 4 Jul 2016
Forestry emissions will remain separate from the Effort Sharing Decision rather than being merged into it, the European Commission has confirmed ..
News 22 Jun 2016