Press Releases

The latest updates


European Parliament supports temporary Emissions Trading Scheme fix

Press release | July 3, 2013 at 13:41

Brussels - Greenpeace welcomes today’s vote in the European Parliament to support a stronger than expected fix to the EU’s ailing carbon market, but warns that the plan will have only a temporary effect. Without further structural changes, such...

Commission-funded report blames Europe for global forest destruction

Press release | July 2, 2013 at 12:00

Brussels – Europe leads the industrialised world in driving global deforestation, according to an independent report released today by the European Commission [1]. European consumption of goods led to a forest loss of at least nine million...

German manoeuvring succeeds in blocking deal on EU car CO2 standards

Press release | June 27, 2013 at 15:41

Brussels - The German government has succeeded in delaying the approval of an EU agreement on CO2 emission standards for cars reached on Monday. Following the personal intervention of German chancellor Angela Merkel late on Wednesday night, a...

EU legislators give in to German bullying on car efficiency standards

Press release | June 24, 2013 at 22:50

Brussels – German car-makers could secure a two or three-year delay in carbon emission standards for cars sold in Europe in 2020, warned Greenpeace. EU negotiators meeting in Brussels agreed to widen proposed loopholes to please makers of...

New ETS plan puts burden on European taxpayers instead of polluting industry

Press release | June 19, 2013 at 14:38

Brussels – A new plan to patch up Europe’s ailing carbon market endorsed by the European Parliament’s environment committee today will fall short of restoring an effective system to encourage clean investments and lower carbon emissions, warned...

EU-US trade deal poses potential threat to European food safety and environment standards

Press release | June 17, 2013 at 17:08

Luxembourg - European governments today issued a mandate for the European Commission to negotiate a transatlantic trade and investment agreement (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States.

Proposed EU nuclear safety rules won't rule out a European Fukushima

Press release | June 13, 2013 at 11:44

Brussels – The European Commission today released a long-awaited proposal for new EU-wide nuclear safety rules. These proposals come in the wake of EU nuclear stress tests, which were prompted by the Fukushima nuclear accident of 2011. Although...

New report finds failing EU carbon market threatens effectiveness of 2030 climate...

Press release | June 11, 2013 at 8:00

Brussels – The EU will need to make an extra seven per cent saving to its carbon emissions as part of the 2030 climate action due to the failure of the its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), according to a new report by consultancy group Ecofys.

EU agrees workable deal on fisheries reform to recover fish stocks and support...

Press release | May 30, 2013 at 10:11

Brussels – The EU has taken a leap towards a final deal on fisheries reform after almost two years of negotiations. Following late-night talks, Irish fisheries minister Simon Coveney, representing the Council of European ministers, and European...

Greenpeace comment on reported drop of EU carbon emissions in 2011

Press release | May 29, 2013 at 16:00

Brussels – The European Environment Agency has released new figures for average EU carbon emissions in 2011 [1]. The figures show an 18.4 per cent drop in emissions since 1990, just shy of the EU’s target to cut emissions by 20 per cent by 2020.

31 - 40 of 71 results.