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NGOs contest €39bn in free carbon emission allowances for industry

Publication | December 10, 2014 at 10:30

A coalition of leading environmental organisations has filed a request for an internal review with the European Commission, contesting the legality of its recent decision to continue granting free carbon emission allowances to industries under...

New EU law grants countries right to ban GM crops but leaves them exposed to industry...

Press release | December 4, 2014 at 8:12

Brussels – At the end of a late-night round of negotiations, national governments agreed on a new EU law to provide countries the right to ban GM crops in their territory. However, the agreed text delivers less than it promises, as it prevents...

Smart breeding: The next generation

Publication | December 1, 2014 at 16:51

While genetic engineering is in the public spotlight but has progressed little, a silent transformation in conventional plant breeding has taken place through the use of marker assisted selection (MAS).

NGOs call on European fisheries ministers to end overfishing

Publication | November 27, 2014 at 17:33

On 15 and 16 December, European fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels will decide on 2015 fishing limits for fish stocks in the Atlantic Ocean. Over 130 organisations have signed a letter asking them to end overfishing.

How to preserve scientific advice from corporate lobbying

Publication | November 19, 2014 at 14:07

The position of Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission has been discontinued, and the Juncker Commission says it is now reflecting on how to organise independent scientific advice.

Parliament votes to give European countries legally solid right to ban GM cultivation

Press release | November 11, 2014 at 8:59

Brussels - The European Parliament voted today on a new law on national bans of genetically modified (GM) crops. The Parliament’s environment committee voted to amend the position agreed last June by ministers [1], which, according to Greenpeace,...

Parliament expected to make breakthrough on countries’ right to ban GM crop cultivation

Publication | November 6, 2014 at 11:11

MEDIA BRIEFING - On Tuesday 11 November, the European Parliament will vote on a new law on national bans of genetically modified (GM) crops.

Greenpeace exposes 20 European fishing vessels responsible for destructive fishing

Press release | November 4, 2014 at 9:53

Brussels/Amsterdam – Greenpeace exposed today 20 of the most destructive fishing vessels operating under European flags, ownership or management [1], two months ahead of a European Union (EU) deadline to end overfishing [2]. All 20 vessels have...

Four reasons to be optimistic despite modest EU climate goals

Blog entry by Joris den Blanken | October 30, 2014

Last week, the EU agreed its 2030 targets for emission cuts, energy savings and clean energy. Greenpeace has been clear in its assessment : the level of emission cuts is inadequate, and the deal risks slowing down Europe’s clean...

EU 2030 targets just an opening bid – more carbon cuts required ahead of Paris summit

Press release | October 28, 2014 at 17:10

Luxembourg/Brussels - The EU must step up its carbon target ahead of the climate summit in Paris in December 2015, said Greenpeace commenting on today’s environment Council. Environment ministers met to agree the EU’s position for the...

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