The use of forest biomass for ‘green energy’ is set to increase by 250% over the next decade, according to new research by environmental campaigners. ..
News 29 Nov 2018
EU chemical-related policies should be enhanced to allow for the use of sustainable and safe substances, the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council has said ..
News 9 Nov 2018
Seven European governments have called on the European Commission to present a long awaited action plan for tackling deforestation by the end of 2018. ..
News 9 Nov 2018
More than 120 civil society organisations from 40 countries around the world have called on governments to end their support for the bioeconomy ..
News 7 Nov 2018
Marine Protected Areas generate “unforeseen but tangible” economic growth, the European Commission said on Monday, citing the findings of a recent study. ..
News 5 Nov 2018
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
The European Commission has announced a package of 23 measures to tackle ocean pollution, backed up by €300m of EU funding ..
News 29 Oct 2018
European policymakers should take action to protect soil biodiversity through existing environmental mechanisms in the absence of a soils directive, scientists have said ..
News 26 Sep 2018
Countries in Europe need to invest significantly more in forest management and fire prevention if they are to cope with increasingly severe and long-lasting forest ..
News 21 Sep 2018
- Waste & Resources,General Policy,Nature
The EC should not introduce a hierarchy for the use of biomass products and by-products in its guidance on applying the principles of the circular ..
News 18 Sep 2018
- Climate,Waste & Resources,Nature
Freshwater and marine ecosystems in Europe face increasing pressure from human activity, the EEA says in a new report that comes as the EU reviews ..
News 3 Sep 2018
The Ukraine is the largest single supplier of illegally exported wood to the EU, exceeding the illegal exports of Latin America, Africa and South East ..
News 16 Jul 2018
Maintaining the protective function of European forests, while adapting them to climate change, will be a core challenge for the Austrian presidency when it reviews ..
News 11 Jul 2018
The results of the public consultation on the product scope of the EU Timber Regulation indicate that several stakeholders are in favour of extending the ..
Comment 10 Jul 2018
The EU Timber Regulation has helped non-EU countries and companies to take action to ban illegally-exported timber from entering their supply chains, according to a ..
News 26 Jun 2018
The EU Court of Justice rejected on Thursday a call by Poland to scrap legislation designed to increase the cost to industry of emitting greenhouse ..
News 21 Jun 2018