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The battle to open up Europe to Canadian tar sands

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | November 15, 2011

The EU is under enormous pressure from Canada to accept climate-wrecking tar sands oil. The question is, will Europe buckle? Canada sits on the world’s 3rd biggest estimated oil reserve, but much of it is locked up in tar...

First biofuels, now biomass: is the EU driving another BioMess?

Publication | November 2, 2011 at 14:45

A two page briefing on Europe's role in driving Canadian deforestation for biomass. The briefing accompanies Greenpeace Canada report 'Fuelling a BioMess, why burning trees for energy will harm people, the climate and forests'

What we think of the 2011 CFP reform proposal

Publication | November 1, 2011 at 14:52

This document gives in 14 pages Greenpeace's reaction to the European Commission's proposed Common Fisheries Policy reform.

Until the very last fish

Publication | October 17, 2011 at 9:00

In this issue of the Ocean Inquirer, we show how the CFP is financially supporting the ecological crime of deep sea bottom trawling, with a spotlight on France and Spain, the two biggest players in this destructive and economically unviable fishery.

Reforming EU fisheries subsidies - a joint NGO discussion paper and technical resource

Publication | October 2, 2011 at 12:29

Widespread overcapacity in the EU fishing fleet has led to 70 percent of European fish stocks being fished above maximum sustainable yield, with untold damage done to global fish stocks where the EU is also active. Without urgent change, only...

Wide open to abuse: the Common Fisheries Policy

Publication | October 2, 2011 at 7:00

The future of Europe’s seas is in jeopardy under an ageing 30-year-old Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Corrupted by greedy stakeholders, cynical political bargaining and illegal conduct, this CFP has failed to achieve its core objective:...

Environmental and health impacts of GM crops - the science

Publication | September 30, 2011 at 12:42

A two page overview of the environmental and health risks of GM crops.

EU court bans honey contaminated by GE crops

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | September 8, 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that honey contaminated with pollen from a genetically engineered maize produced byMonsanto cannot be sold on the market. This means that if beekeepers keep beehives in areas where the...

Biodiesel tested: How Europe’s biofuels policy threatens the climate

Publication | July 19, 2011 at 0:01

Greenpeace tested diesel at filling stations across Europe in 2011, discovering worrying amounts of rainforest-destroying biofuels.

Turning the tide on European overfishing (also available in French and Spanish)

Publication | July 12, 2011 at 9:00

An accessible nine page booklet explaining Europe's role in ocean distruction and the need for fisheries reform.

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