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A Safer, more Competitive and Responsible EU - WWF calls for a European Sustainability Pact ahead of EU elections
WWF has urged for election candidates and future EU leaders to put people's wellbeing in a thriving environment at the centre of their thinking as they shape ... last modified 25 October 2018, 13:31 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Climate: EU Commission steps up, but fails to clarify numbers
European Commission President Von der Leyen today announced an increase to the 2030 climate target, to 'at least 55%' emissions reductions. While this is a ... last modified 16 September 2020, 18:34 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Feeling Hot? Bad Water Management Aggravating Drought, says New WWF Paper
With temperatures across Europe set to skyrocket this week and national governments taking emergency measures to tackle drought, a new paper from WWF signals ... last modified 22 July 2019, 21:29 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Forest fire emergency demands ambitious EU action now
Global fire alerts as of April 2020 are already up 13% compared to 2019 - which was a record year for fires - a new WWF report finds. last modified 27 August 2020, 23:57 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Member States to European Parliament: Europe needs a Nature Restoration Law now!
EU countries, which will be in charge of implementing the Nature Restoration Law, come out in favour of the law and send a strong signal to the opposition in ... last modified 20 June 2023, 23:51 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Spanish plan to legalise water-guzzling strawberry farms threatens Donana nature reserve
Donana in Spain is one of Europe's most iconic natural reserves and is home to an amazing variety of plants and animals, including the endangered Iberian lynx. last modified 22 January 2022, 22:15 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Parliamentary resolution places nature at the core of good ocean governance, but omits impacts of domestic fisheries
In response to the European Commission communication on the global ocean agenda, the European Parliament has adopted its resolution on strengthening ocean ... last modified 08 October 2022, 23:42 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
European Parliament votes to keep Adriatic Sea the world's most overfished and unsustainable region
Today, the European Parliament missed its opportunity to help fish populations in the Adriatic Sea recover from critical overfishing and thus failed to ensure ... last modified 13 November 2018, 15:43 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU Forest Strategy hampered by shortsighted interests
The new strategy was intended to chart a more sustainable path for the management of EU forests, but pressure from some Member States and industry puts ... last modified 20 July 2021, 00:14 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU co-legislators take significant step to tackle environmental crime
After six months of negotiations, EU co-legislators finalised the elements of the revised EU Environmental Crime Directive (ECD), which strengthens and ... last modified 16 November 2023, 21:55 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU water law will NOT be changed, confirms European Commission
In a landmark day for Europe's rivers, lakes and wetlands, the European Commission has announced that the EU's strong water legislation - the EU Water ... last modified 22 June 2020, 23:57 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
MEPs edge towards mainstreaming responsible business conduct
Today, the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) approved the final agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive ... last modified 20 March 2024, 00:06 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
World Wetlands Day 2021: The Living Danube Partnership Bringing Wetlands Back to Life in Garla Mare
Up to 87% of global wetlands have been lost in the past 300 years, 1/3 of those just since 1970. last modified 02 February 2021, 17:12 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
MEPs want large companies to stop harming the planet and people
Today, MEPs at the European Parliament's Committee on Environment (ENVI) took an important step toward more business accountability as they voted for making it ... last modified 09 February 2023, 21:57 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs fail to endorse fossil-free recovery but agree damage control
Yesterday, Economic Affairs and Budgets Committee MEPs voted on the biggest EU recovery fund. In a blow for the climate, they did not explicitly exclude fossil ... last modified 10 November 2020, 18:28 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU opens way to net zero greenhouse gas emissions
EU decision-makers agreed to aim for a net zero emissions economy "as soon as possible" in the early hours of this morning. last modified 21 June 2018, 00:03 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Western Mediterranean Sea heading for further decline after disastrous vote in Parliament committee
Today, the European Parliament has taken a first but much too small step to tackle the challenge of overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea, the most ... last modified 10 January 2019, 16:40 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Record submissions to public consultation urge EU to act on deforestation
A landmark 1,193,652 submissions to the EU's public consultation on deforestation were handed over to the European Commission this afternoon, all of which ... last modified 14 December 2020, 18:24 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
WWF briefing urges EU to secure an equal place for women in the offshore wind energy transition
The shift to a clean energy system should affirm the social values we want for our future society, including the fundamental human right of gender equality. As ... last modified 18 September 2023, 18:06 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
More than 1 million barriers destroying Europe's rivers, new research shows
Europe's rivers are congested with more than 1 million barriers, new research has found. last modified 30 June 2020, 00:32 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
62 coal region mayors unite for sustainable future
Mayors from Europe's coal regions affirmed their commitment to a sustainable future supported by the EU's Just Transition Fund at an event with EU Commission ... last modified 24 September 2020, 17:22 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Listing Act deal: A twofold win for investors & the environment
Following extensive negotiations, the Listing Act trilogues concluded on 2 February, reaching a deal that contains specific wins for sustainable finance and ... last modified 06 February 2024, 00:41 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
The time for reflection is up! Concrete action now needed to meet SDGs
Today, the European Commission published its long-awaited reflection paper "Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030", which outlines its strategy for delivering ... last modified 30 January 2019, 17:34 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Ukraine needs a sustainable, climate and nature-positive reconstruction: New WWF/BCG report
"Ukraine: a sustainable economic recovery for people and nature" - makes the case why post-war reconstruction of Ukraine must be climate- and nature-positive, ... last modified 22 September 2022, 18:40 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Weak EU climate deal snubs the science
Early today EU leaders reached a disappointing deal on the bloc’s 2030 climate target. last modified 11 December 2020, 14:15 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Half of plant and animal species at risk from climate change
Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon, the Arctic and the Galapagos - and in Europe, the ... last modified 16 March 2018, 11:22 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Commission undermines standards for corporate sustainability reporting under industry pressure
The European Commission published today a Delegated Act on the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) that puts a significant dent into the hope ... last modified 01 August 2023, 01:05 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs massively back European Central Bank climate role
Today the European Parliament voted in plenary in favour of the European Central Bank (ECB) taking climate action. last modified 12 February 2020, 21:54 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU opens door to climate-neutral industry
The EU's new industrial strategy, published today, is an important step on the road to climate-neutrality, making a clear link to the need to decarbonise ... last modified 10 March 2021, 00:14 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Experts: nuclear, gas and some bioenergy not sustainable under EU taxonomy
The EU’s finance sector will take strides for the climate if the European Commission follows just-published expert advice. last modified 09 March 2020, 23:52 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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Russia's aggression against Ukraine - packaging and packaging waste - ambient air quality - working conditions for platform workers - due diligence rules for companies - new 'ecodesign' rules - European Health Data Space

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