Environment minister Jan Szyszko, who has repeatedly defied EU calls to cease illegal logging in the Białowieża forest in eastern Poland, has been removed from ..
News 10 Jan 2018
Current proposals on bioenergy threaten the EU’s ability to meet its international commitments to cut CO2 emissions, Green MEPs warned on Tuesday, a week ahead ..
News 9 Jan 2018
Finland will receive compensation equivalent to 10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions for its forestry sector in reforms to rules on land use, land use ..
News 14 Dec 2017
Many of the EU’s primary environmental targets for 2020 are in danger of being missed as faster economic growth poses risks to water, soil, air ..
News 30 Nov 2017
The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has threatened Poland with a daily penalty of €100,000 if it fails to comply with an injunction to halt ..
News 21 Nov 2017
- Climate,Nature,COP23: call to action
UN climate negotiators have made little progress on new rules to account for the role of forests in achieving the goals of the Paris climate ..
News 16 Nov 2017
The European Parliament has called on the EU executive to table legislation on “minimum standards for access to judicial review of environmental policy” and a ..
News 15 Nov 2017
The European Parliament has called for tighter rules on environmental liability, including mandatory insurance for operators and better guidance for member states ..
News 27 Oct 2017
NGOs have made last-minute appeals to the environment committee MEPs ahead of Monday’s decision on the European Commission's renewable energy directive proposals ..
News 20 Oct 2017
Environmental groups are calling on MEPs to push for tighter rules on the burning of trees and unsorted waste to generate ostensibly renewable energy ..
News 18 Oct 2017
Environment ministers have agreed on carbon accounting measures critics say would allow countries to increase logging without having to compensate for increases in net CO2 ..
News 16 Oct 2017
European lawmakers should abandon the common agricultural policy (CAP) in favour of a European food and land-use policy, an NGO has said ..
News 2 Oct 2017
More than 190 scientists have urged European lawmakers to abandon an approach to EU forestry legislation that would 'threaten biodiversity, increase net CO2 and encourage ..
News 25 Sep 2017
UK farmers may not “feel able” to focus on environmental improvements after Brexit due to concerns on the future of their businesses, a report has ..
News 5 Sep 2017
The bloc will fail to halt biodiversity loss unless Brussels proposes concrete policies to plug financing gaps, according to MEPs and the European Economic and ..
News 31 Aug 2017