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Fracking - the health and environmental NGO position

Publication | April 24, 2012 at 15:28

A joint statement by environment and health NGOs on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas, shale oil and coal bed methane (CBM) in Europe.

Five–point plan for EU fisheries reform

Publication | April 24, 2012 at 14:20

Greenpeace and Oceans2012 set out their vision for a five point plan for a successful reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy.

Tackling fleet overcapacity - policy briefing

Publication | April 1, 2012 at 8:37

The size and capacity of the EU fleet is estimated to be 2 to 3 times above the sustainable level in a number of fisheries, according to European Commission figures.1 This overcapacity drives overfishing, causing environmental harm and making the...

Briefing on the European Citizens' Initiative

Publication | March 27, 2012 at 8:00

A concise two page briefing on the European Citizens' Initiative.

Linking car industry restructuring to environmental goals

Publication | March 26, 2012 at 15:57

A joint NGO letter urging European Commission president Barroso to follow the US in linking any aid to the auto industry with fuel efficiency improvements.

Car giant to exceed EU targets, but will it rein in the lobbyists?

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | March 15, 2012

Last week Volkswagen announced improvements to its new cars that will reduce their emissions by enough to beat existing EU legislation. Are we surprised? Are we stunned? Not really. It’s not the success we are looking for, we’re...

The Price of Plunder

Publication | February 27, 2012 at 15:51

The fundamental problem facing Europe’s fishing industry is overcapacity: its fleet is catching far more than current fish stocks can bear. Under the broken governance of the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), Europe’s waters have been...

Arctic Sunrise captures EU trawlers plundering West African seas

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | February 27, 2012

Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise, is currently in Mauritanian waters to highlight the problems of overfishing emptying African seas. Vast factory-style fishing boats are trawling out fish at an alarming rate and decimating local ecosystems...

End of the road for dirty biofuels

Blog entry by Kees Kodde | February 3, 2012

It’s been a bad few weeks for biofuels produced from food crops: first, the US Environmental Protection Agency said that  biodiesel made from palm oil will not count towards the country’s renewable fuels mandate  because they are...

Beyond a 20% climate target - briefing on draft Commission working paper

Publication | January 30, 2012 at 12:01

A two page briefing prepared by Climate Action Network Europe, WWF and Greenpeace, outlines our response and recommendations to the Commission working paper 'Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions: Member State...

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