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Greenpeace reaction to EU environment ministers' meeting following Copenhagen climate...

Press release | December 22, 2009 at 0:00

Reacting to today’s discussion on climate change policy at a meeting of EU environment ministers in Brussels, Greenpeace EU climate policy director Joris den Blanken said: “It is time to rethink the international politics of climate change.

Ministers worried about hazardous chemical cocktails, but postpone action

Press release | December 22, 2009 at 0:00

EU Environment ministers meeting in Brussels today have expressed concerns that the environment and the health of European citizens may not be properly protected from the combined effects of hazardous chemicals, particularly those that can...

Paralysed EU unable to make a difference in Copenhagen

Press release | December 18, 2009 at 23:27

Copenhagen/Brussels, International — The greenwashed declaration made by world leaders in the dying hours of the Copenhagen climate conference today was aided by the EU’s reluctance to use its political muscle in the negotiations, said Greenpeace...

Greenpeace calls on EU to commit to 30% emission cuts

Press release | December 18, 2009 at 15:40

In the last hours of the Copenhagen climate summit where industrialised and developing countries are negotiating a global agreement, the EU has been remarkable only for its silence, said Greenpeace today. A number of major EU leaders have been...

European governments reject stronger legislation on illegal logging

Press release | December 15, 2009 at 18:31

While negotiations to limit the global climate impact of deforestation are underway in Copenhagen, European governments blocked proposals to improve draft legislation to prevent illegal wood and wood products from being placed on the EU market.

Greenpeace comment on the EU negotiation for catches in 2010

Press release | December 14, 2009 at 14:21

EU fisheries ministers will, by tomorrow, agree on the amount of catches per fish stock that each member state can take in the North Sea and wider Atlantic in 2010. This includes agreement on the total allowable catch for cod and the...

EU summit misses opportunity to boost global climate talks

Press release | December 11, 2009 at 12:38

Just as Greenpeace activists were being released by Belgian police following a daring action at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, European governments admitted that they have failed to increase their emission reduction target to an...

Eleven Greenpeace activists arrested following daring action in Brussels

Press release | December 10, 2009 at 23:30

BRUSSELS, International — Greenpeace activists evaded tight security at an EU summit in Brussels earlier today with a peaceful action calling on European leaders to increase their commitments to cut greenhouse gases and boost ongoing global...

Greenpeace activists deliver climate message at the heart of EU summit

Press release | December 10, 2009 at 0:00

A Greenpeace motorcade has entered the heavily guarded EU summit grounds in Brussels to drive home the message that European leaders must boost their climate commitments to achieve success at the Copenhagen summit. Eleven activists travelling in...

Greenpeace reaction to EU environment Council

Press release | November 23, 2009 at 16:24

European environment ministers met today in Brussels to put the final touches to the EU position going into the Copenhagen climate summit in December. Greenpeace welcomes the statement by the EU Presidency noting that the “EU is moving closer to...

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