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
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
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
The European Commission has started infringement proceedings against Poland over allegations that ongoing logging in the ancient Białowieża forest breaches the EU Birds and Habitats Directives ..
News 16 Jun 2016
A European Parliament report on technological solutions for sustainable farming has been welcomed by a coalition of agriculture industry stakeholders ..
News 6 Jun 2016
- Climate,COP21: climate crunch
The German government has said forestry management should not be included in the Effort Sharing Decision, a scheme intended to curb emissions across non-emission trading ..
News 27 May 2016
The European Commission expects to launch a legal case against Poland over controversial plans to extend logging in the ancient Białowieża forest before the summer, ..
News 24 May 2016
The EU’s nature directives have helped to drive progress towards international conservation goals, a study has found ..
News 23 May 2016