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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Biggest dam removal in European history
In a historic moment for Europe's rivers, the first breach was made today in the 36 metre high Vezins Dam - kick-starting the biggest dam removal in Europe so ...
Sibiu Summit could have been the green turning point for the EU. It wasn't.
EU leaders today failed to give a strong and clear backing to a greener, fairer and more inclusive Europe, thereby missing a key opportunity for putting the ...
WWF-Bulgaria Plants a New Forest along the Maritza River
On November 21, the WWF-Bulgaria conservation team, the Stamboliyski Municipality, local businesses and groups of enthusiastic volunteers will plant twelve ...
Mediterranean marine protection failing as 2020 deadline looms
A new WWF report shows that Mediterranean countries are failing on their global commitment to protect at least 10% of marine and coastal areas, and to stop ...
Parliament gives "green (deal) light" to von der Leyen Commission
With its vote today, the European Parliament gave the green light to the von der Leyen Commission and its collective ambition to put in place a European Green ...
EU agriculture ministers crack open door to climate action
EU agriculture ministers appeared to begin to recognise the urgency of climate action, and the crucial role farming has to play, as they considered the EU’s ...
EU finance proposals: first steps towards sustainability
Today's sustainable finance proposals from the European Commission would encourage more sustainable investments. The proposals are the first steps towards ...
European Commission launches infringement case against Polish government for logging in Bialowieza Forest
Today, the European Commission announced the start of an infringement procedure against Poland relating to plans that would see an increase in logging in the ...
EU states commit to ending wildlife crime, but critical measures missing
EU Environment Ministers endorsed Monday an ambitious EU Action Plan to boost the region’s collective efforts to end wildlife trafficking, but the absence of ...
EU Nature Directives are 'Fit for Purpose', concludes European Commission expert study
"This evaluation concludes that the Nature Directives are fit for purpose, and clearly demonstrate EU added value" confirms the expert study that WWF received ...
Europe's Dark Cloud: How coal-burning countries are making their neighbours sick
Coal pollution and its health impacts travel far beyond borders, and a full coal phase-out in the EU would bring enormous benefits for all citizens across the ...
A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all
Common statement by 177 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions
Paris Agreement: After taking ratification hurdle, EU will face enforcement test
The EU is on the finishing line to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement after the European Parliament gave the green light to the European Council’s vote ...
EP Industry Committee's ETS vote to benefit Europe's biggest polluters
With their vote today on the reform of the EU ETS for the period 2021-2030, the members of the the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) ...
EU to take bigger role in global effort to save oceans
Today the European Commission announced its renewed commitment to strengthen international ocean governance and to set out a joint agenda of 50 actions to ...
'Sustainable Europe' plan pays lip-service to global goals but avoids action at home
The EU Commission has missed a unique chance to bring a sustainable Europe closer today, with its glossy but incomplete package of actions for the ...
EUR 120 billion more for climate possible from strong EU carbon market reform - report
EU countries could receive up to €120 billion more for climate action through a strengthened Emissions Trading System (ETS) reform, WWF research reveals.
EU carbon market reform fails to rescue EU's climate credibility
The European Parliament voted today on the reform of the EU Emission Trading System for the 2021-2030 period. MEPs took some positive steps to strengthen the ...
WWF: More money needed for effective action on nature
WWF welcomes the "EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy" published today by the European Commission.
Juncker investment plan: MEPs fail to improve Commission's proposal on climate change
In a vote today, Members of the European Parliament failed to improve the European Commission's climate proposal in the Juncker investment plan, by rejecting ...
Flawed energy efficiency report would be disaster for citizens and the climate
Commenting on the draft report by Adam Gierek MEP on the Energy Efficiency Directive review, Arianna Vitali, Senior Policy Officer at WWF European Policy ...
Biggest EU investors are partly aligned with Paris Agreement, but more efforts needed
The EU's biggest investors are partly aligned with the Paris agreement's climate target of keeping global warming well under 2°C but still invest too much in ...
MEPs call for EU strategy on Sustainable Development Goals
The European Parliament today called on the Commission to produce an EU implementation strategy for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to analyse ...
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