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Barroso backtracks on vans legislation

Press release | October 28, 2009 at 13:27

After months of delay, the European Commission today presented a bitterly disappointing proposal to reduce CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles. Greenpeace accused the Commission of blatantly ignoring its own decarbonisation strategy.

Environment ministers fail to salvage EU climate leadership

Press release | October 21, 2009 at 0:00

European environment ministers meeting today in Luxembourg agreed on the EU’s position going into December’s global climate summit in Copenhagen. But the failure to bring commitments on emission cuts in line with scientific requirements means...

Greenpeace reactive statement on outcome of EU finance ministers meeting

Press release | October 20, 2009 at 0:00

Talks broke down today at a crucial meeting of EU finance ministers in Luxembourg, with ministers failing to reach any agreement on climate funding for developing countries, in preparation of the global meeting in Copenhagen in December. This...

GM not the answer – straight from the farmers’ mouth

Press release | October 15, 2009 at 0:00

Farmers are bringing the issue of genetically modified (GM) crop contamination right to the Commission’s front doorstep today. They are meeting European Commissioner for health, Androulla Vassiliou, and joining Greenpeace in handing over a...

Commission falls between two stools on financing for low carbon technologies

Press release | October 7, 2009 at 12:57

The European Commission has proposed increased and coordinated funding to develop a greener energy sector, but has failed to deliver a consistent strategy to achieve this objective, said Greenpeace today following the release of an EU proposal...

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