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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...

Danish EU presidency - Greenpeace priorities for the environment

Publication | January 9, 2012 at 12:39

Denmark will take the helm of the Council of the European Union from January 2012 at a crucial time for the future of Europe and its citizens. As government cuts start to bite and the debt and Euro-zone crises unfold, Europeans continue to be...

EU 2050 energy roadmap – Greenpeace analysis

Publication | December 15, 2011 at 9:26

Our power stations and electricity networks are old and need upgrading. Replacing them will cost money, but what should European governments invest in? Clean energy or conventional fuels? The EU 2050 energy roadmap, which the Commission released...

Preliminary Reaction to the Commission’s proposal for a future EU Maritime and...

Publication | December 9, 2011 at 16:50

A joint reaction by seven green NGOs to the European Commission’s proposal for a future EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

Claims versus reality: How the European car lobby proved itself wrong

Publication | December 2, 2011 at 9:00

When policy makers discussed the EU’s first ever mandatory CO2 emission standard for cars in 2006–2008, individual car companies and their lobby group, ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association), lobbied hard to stop the...

Block the revolving door: why we need to stop EU officials becoming lobbyists

Publication | November 24, 2011 at 18:07

This new ALTER-EU report urges greater transparency and stricter rules to prevent Commission officials going through the revolving door into lucrative lobby jobs in the private sector.

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...

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