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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
The EU has no time to lose on food waste
Six weeks after the publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy, a brand new report out today outlines the additional action still needed to put the EU on ...
New scientific paper: Global action plan could limit decline in freshwater biodiversity
With biodiversity vanishing from rivers, lakes and wetlands at alarming speed, a new scientific paper outlines an action plan to reverse the rapid decline in ...
EU's bank recovery billions must be green - NGOs
11 NGOs are calling on the European Investment Bank to ensure its response to the Covid-19 health crisis is aligned with the EU Green Deal and helps stimulate ...
Merkel gets behind climate action as part of green recovery
At today's Petersberg climate dialogue, hosted by Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said greater climate action should be part of our economic recovery from ...
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 ...
On World Health Day, WWF Central and Eastern Europe Calls for a Halt to the Illegal Wildlife Trade and Forest Crime
This World Health Day, the world is grappling with the worst public health emergency in recent memory. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the link ...
100-Year-Old Hungarian Forest at Tiszaug Falls Victim to Illegal Clear-Cutting, Again
Another illegal clear-cutting took place in a protected state forest area near Tiszaug in August.
European Green Deal gets an upgrade by MEPs
With a large majority and cross-party support, Parliament today backed the European Green Deal proposed by the Commission in December, and demanded higher ...
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 ...
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