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Unambitious and ineffective: Member States' water report cards are in
Europe's rivers are suffering. Despite the EU's strong water legislation, the European Commission's latest report on its implementation, published today, ...
Logging in Bialowieza Forest illegal, EU Court of Justice rules
The European Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a final judgement in which it confirms that it was illegal to increase logging in the Bialowieza ...
Commission budget proposal squanders any claim to EU environmental leadership
Today's proposal by the European Commission for the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF) clearly demonstrates that there is hardly any ambition of the ...
EU leadership in ocean governance must help curb climate change impacts to global food security
In a policy briefing published today, WWF calls on the EU to lead on global ocean governance in the face of climate change impacts on fisheries and food ...
Europe's waters cry out for help, Member States continue to look the other way
The European Environment Agency (EEA)'s 2018 “State of Water”, published today, estimates that only 40% of European surface waters are currently healthy.
WWF - World Wide Fund For Nature
The mission of WWF - World Wide Fund For Nature - is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in ...
Agriculture MEPs fail to deliver a better CAP by scrapping environmental requirements
MEPs in the Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee today took a remarkably conservative stand when voting on the future EU Common ...
Could this be the beer of the future? 100 environmental groups launch European campaign to save the EU water law
A lot of things go into beer production, but it all starts with good quality water. But imagine a world where your favourite beer looked, smelt and tasted like ...
EU renewables deal will hurt climate and forests
EU decision-makers reached agreement in the middle of the night on an unambitious Renewable Energy Directive with rules on bioenergy that put both the climate ...
Proposals on CAP and LIFE woefully inadequate to meet Europe's environmental challenges
The measures proposed by the European Commission for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the LIFE programme fall well short of the EU’s stated ...
MEPs reject all-encompassing environmental ranking
The EU’s recent progress on sustainable finance hit a hurdle today, when the European Parliament voted against proposals which would have meant all economic ...
One billion people threatened by climate change risks to oceans, polar and mountain regions, UN report warns
No part of the world will be spared from the impacts of climate change as oceans warm and ice sheets and glaciers melt, causing rapid sea-level rise that could ...
Member States falling behind on Common Fisheries Policy implementation, new WWF report finds
Member States have had five years to implement measures within the latest version of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), but are still lagging behind and likely ...
WWF applauds European Commission proposal to reduce single-use plastic in EU and discharge of fishing gear into our oceans
Today, the European Commission, in line with its Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy, released a proposal to reduce the impact of single-use plastic ...
European Commission publishes long-awaited plan to address EU impact on deforestation
The European Commission issued today its Communication on deforestation and forest degradation, a pivotal step in securing a much-needed plan of action to ...
Final court decision stops attempt to open up Pirin World Heritage site for construction
WWF and other NGOs in the For the Nature coalition have won the final court case against the government of Bulgaria's plans to open Pirin National Park, a ...
Healthy rivers critical to global efforts to adapt to climate change, says new report
With cities and communities around the world reeling from extreme droughts, floods and worsening water shortages, WWF and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) today ...
Proposed future Commissioners lack environmental credentials
WWF is concerned that most of the proposed EU Commissioners lack commitment or experience on climate and environment.
EU breaks new ground on sustainable finance - but more needed
The EU has made clear its intent to become the world's leader in sustainable finance with its bold Action Plan published today. While the proposals would help ...
WWF Valuing Rivers Report (August 2018)
As floods and droughts ravage communities and countries worldwide, a WWF report highlights the capacity of healthy rivers to help mitigate these natural ...
European Parliament votes in favour of increasing LIFE Programme funding
Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of increasing the allocation for LIFE, the EU's only funding instrument for climate change, environment and ...
Latest EU fisheries management plan threatens sustainability targets and long-term ocean health
Today's European Parliament vote on the Multiannual Management Plan for the EU's Western Waters - covering the Atlantic Ocean between Ireland and Portugal - ...
Reintroduction of harmful fisheries subsidies marks definitive backslide in EU leadership for our ocean
EU fisheries ministers have adopted a strikingly regressive position on the post-2020 funding strategy for the maritime and fisheries sector (EMFF).
All financial institutions must disclose sustainability risks and impacts, say MEPs
WWF applauds the high level of ambition demonstrated by the European Parliament in yesterday’s Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs’ vote on disclosure ...
ICCAT negotiations leave the door open to criminal activities and illegal fishing of Atlantic tuna
After eight days of heated negotiations, the EU and the 50 tuna fishing nations that constitute the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic ...
Climate verdict: EU Commission to analyse national plans
The European Commission is to publish an analysis of Member States' draft climate and energy plans for 2030 (NECPs), and recommendations on each one tomorrow, ...
Lip service on deforestation - Is the EU taking its commitment to halt deforestation seriously?
A new feasibility study on Options to step up EU action to combat deforestation and forest degradation published by the European Commission clearly shows the ...
Fisheries Committee MEPs fail in legal obligations to fight overfishing
Today the European Parliament turned a blind eye to its legal obligation to achieve sustainable fisheries in European seas by 2020 as required by the EU Common ...
Harmful subsidies will deplete EU seas, dooming fishers' future
Today's European Parliament plenary vote has affirmed the immense step backwards proposed by the Fisheries Committee to re-introduce environmentally harmful ...
WWF Says Europe Ran Out of Fish Today
As of 9 July, Europe has used up all domestic fish resources. European Fish Dependence Day marks the moment when the EU relies on fish and seafood imports for ...
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