The newly elected chair of the European Parliament's environment committee, Pascal Canfin, has pledged to make it the ‘front runner’ in driving greater ambition in ..
News 10 Jul 2019
Southern European countries facing the risk of fast-spreading forest fires need to share cross-border solutions under an EU-wide fire prevention strategy, the WWF has warned ..
News 5 Jul 2019
Environment ministers are set to call on the European Commission to speed up work on chemicals policy, and demand delivery of an overdue ‘strategy for ..
News 11 Jun 2019
- Climate,Chemicals,General Policy,Nature
A raft of environmental policy files await the incoming European Parliament and the next Commission ..
Analysis 28 May 2019
Green groups have expressed misgivings about the first meeting of a French government body set up to speed environmental action, despite its members deciding to ..
News 23 May 2019
While attaching an economic value to nature can be useful, decisions around nature preservation must still consider its “intrinsic value”, the European Environment Agency has ..
News 23 May 2019
- Climate,Energy,General Policy,Nature,2019 European Elections
On the eve of the EU elections, a look at European Parliament voting records on environmental issues over the past five years reveals stark divisions ..
Analysis 22 May 2019
After the unprecedented forest fires that reached as high as the Arctic Circle in 2018, the European Commission unveiled on Tuesday its first fleet of ..
News 21 May 2019
The need for a rapid, large-scale expansion of new energy infrastructure to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 poses a challenge to protected areas, a European ..
News 16 May 2019
Only “transformative change” can prevent an unprecedented mass extinction driven by human activities on land and sea, according to an alarming new analysis by the ..
News 6 May 2019
The barriers to public participation in environmental policymaking are “numerous and growing”, the European Environmental Bureau has warned in a report published on Wednesday ..
News 25 Apr 2019
A European Parliament decision to grant greater public access to industry data on new food additives, pesticides and genetically modified organisms has been welcomed by ..
News 17 Apr 2019
An upcoming EU ban on one of the world’s most widely used fungicides has been condemned by farmers’ groups, but broadly welcomed by environmentalists ..
News 2 Apr 2019
The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) says that the country’s goal of a non-toxic environment will not be achievable under existing policy and plans ..
News 1 Apr 2019