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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 ...
Commissioner Vella seals his legacy for nature
Commissioner Vella has taken a stand for Europe’s precious nature and sealed his legacy.
European countries not yet delivering a healthy Baltic Sea
Ten years after the Baltic Sea Action Plan was adopted, the recovery of the Baltic Sea remains slow – and is even declining in some measures. Today, WWF ...
WWF submits request for EU report on climate impacts of CAP
WWF has submitted a Freedom of Information request for a crucial assessment of EU farming policy’s impact on the climate.
EUR 12.5 million illegal bluefin tuna trade exposes threat to sustainable fisheries in Europe
Today, Spanish authorities announced the arrest of almost 80 people involved in an extensive operation of illegal bluefin tuna trade, fished in Italy and ...
Von der Leyen backed by MEPs, must now fulfil promise of European Green Deal
The European Parliament today confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as Commission President-elect with a narrow majority of 383 MEPs.
As climate action takes centre-stage, EU must play a leading role
The next two weeks will see an unprecedented series of political events and public mobilisations focused on the climate crisis:
European Parliament calls for doubling for LIFE funding in next EU budget
Today, the European Parliament voted to double the funding of the LIFE Programme, the EU’s only funding instrument on nature conservation and climate, in the ...
Logging of Bialowieza Forest illegal, confirms Advocate General of EU Court
The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has today issued an opinion in which he confirms that it was unlawful to increase logging in ...
New report finds ski resort construction causing irreversible damage to Pirin World Heritage and Natura 2000 site
Pirin National Park in Bulgaria, one of Europe's most important biodiversity hotspots and part of the EU's Natura 2000 network, has suffered irreparable damage ...
EU leaders must not fail citizens on climate action
Commenting on the upcoming European Council conclusions on climate, Ester Asin, Director of WWF European Policy Office said:
European Parliament votes to solidify EU position as global leader in the fight against plastic pollution
Following the ENVI Committee vote two weeks ago, today, the European Parliament (EP) plenary voted on the European Commission's single-use plastic proposal.
Germany leads sabotage of EU bank's climate efforts
In a blow to the climate and the EU’s green credentials, the European Investment Bank's Board failed a second time to agree to end funding for coal, oil and ...
Post-2020 funding for maritime and fisheries falls short of EU sustainability objectives
Published today, the European Commission's post-2020 funding strategy for the maritime and fisheries sector (EMFF) falls significantly short of the EU’s stated ...
EU lagging behind on climate & biodiversity SDGs: Eurostat report
WWF is disappointed by the EU's insufficient progress on meeting the environmental Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
WWF calls on the EU to take urgent action to limit global warming to 1.5°C
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C released today demonstrates how critical it is to limit global ...
Full or feeble EU taxonomy: Member States to choose
The EU Council is about to finalise its position on the EU taxonomy - a system to classify investments on their degree of sustainability. The taxonomy is on ...
Top jobs: Newly appointed EU leadership has yet to prove green credentials
After marathon negotiations, European leaders have decided on Ursula von der Leyen (DE) as candidate for the President of the European Commission - a German ...
Save our bees? EU pollinator initiative lacks teeth to address unsustainable practices!
The European Commission launched on 1 June the EU Pollinators Initiative to address the rapid decline of wild pollinators, such as as bees, bumblebees, ...
Undervaluing 'hidden' benefits of rivers undermines economies and sustainable development, warns new report
As floods and droughts ravage communities and countries worldwide, a WWF report published on 26 August highlights the capacity of healthy rivers to help ...
Lack of public debate jeopardises new rules to control fishing activities and seafood traceability in EU
Today, the European Commission has proposed new fisheries monitoring and control rules to ensure that EU fishing activities comply with sustainable practices, ...
WWF welcomes the Commission's commitment to a net-zero emissions Europe - but we should aim for 2040
The Commission's plan to make the EU carbon neutral is a vital step to respond to the climate crisis. The policy actions to get there, and how fast they are ...
EU Overshoot Day 2019: If EU consumption was the global norm, the Earth's yearly budget would be exhausted on 10 May
10 May 2019 marks the date by which humanity would have exhausted nature's annual budget if everybody in the world lived like EU residents, according to a new ...
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