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Plan to preserve life will need emergency back-up

Press release | May 22, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace has warned that a new EU paper on biodiversity protection, published today, is unlikely to help meet 2010 targets to halt the loss of life [1] unless an unprecedented effort is made by Europe's member states and...

Will Europe lead the way towards 'zero deforestation'?

Blog entry by Sébastien Risso | December 2, 2015

Updated on 13 January 2016 From the time we’re in school, we are taught that forests absorb and store carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases (GHG) responsible for climate change, and that they produce and release oxygen.

Green groups: no medals in sight for Barroso II

Press release | July 3, 2012 at 11:30

Brussels – Halfway through its term in office, the European Commission is falling behind in the race to create sustainable long-term prosperity in Europe, warn Europe’s leading green groups in a critical assessment of the Commission’s...

Off Their Game

Publication | July 3, 2012 at 11:30

This report is a mid-term assessment of the environmental performance of the Barroso II European Commission, covering the period from early 2010 to mid-2012. It is issued by the Green10, a platform of environmental organisations active at EU...

MEPs urged to drop support for biofuels

Press release | July 7, 2008 at 18:02

Environment groups have today urged members of the European Parliament to vote against controversial proposals to massively expand the use of biofuels. The groups warn that most biofuels threaten wildlife, food supplies and people in developing...

Paying the climate bill

Publication | September 10, 2009 at 12:34

Media briefing on the European Commission’s communication on climate finance & what’s next in the countdown to Copenhagen

Financing the EU's global responsibility

Publication | February 27, 2009 at 0:00

In January 2009, the European Commission presented its ‘Copenhagen communication’. The communication puts forward initial proposals on how to generate a flow of funds to developing nations under the future Copenhagen climate agreement, in order...

Briefing paper on the European Commission ‘Copenhagen communication’

Publication | January 27, 2009 at 0:00

On 28 January 2009, the European Commission will present its ‘Copenhagen communication.’ This communication puts forward proposals ahead of international climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December. It is expected to focus on how to reduce...

Who will feed the world?

Publication | July 31, 2008 at 0:00

Millions of people around the world are suffering food shortages, unaffordable food prices and hunger. This is due to a number of factors: industrial farming, bad harvests related to climate change, unjust distribution of food, rising oil...

Who will feed the world? - Real causes and real solutions to the so-called global...

Publication | July 3, 2008 at 0:00

Millions of people around the world are suffering food shortages, unaffordable food prices and hunger. This is due to a number of factors: industrial farming, bad harvests related to climate change, unjust distribution of food, rising oil prices,...

Greenpeace assessment of the Copenhagen Accord

Publication | January 7, 2010 at 0:00

This document is Greenpeace's interim assessment of the Copenhagen Accord, the outcome of the UN Copenhagan climate conference which took place over two weeks in December 2009. The conference gathered together world leaders who failed to produce...

Forest for climate Diagram

Publication | October 15, 2008 at 0:00

How can the EU ensure that new and additional funds are being generated and economic incentives created for forest protection?

EU environment Council: no money on the table for forest protection

Press release | December 4, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace expresses its disappointment that EU member states have failed to openly reject the introduction of forest-based credits in the European carbon market. Instead, it has left the issue open and directed the Commission...

European Commission takes last minute action to stop illegal expressway construction...

Press release | July 30, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Environmental NGOs, including BirdLife International, the CEE Bankwatch Network, OTOP, the Polish partner of BirdLife International, Greenpeace, WWF Poland and Wetland Conservation Centre support the European Commission's...

Greenpeace recommendations for a successful Spanish presidency

Publication | January 14, 2010 at 0:00

This briefing outlines Greenpeace's recommendations for a successful Spanish presidency of the EU. A Spanish version of this briefing is available upon request.

Briefing on the European Citizens' Initiative

Publication | March 27, 2012 at 8:00

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

Yellow card! 2009 Swedish EU Presidency checklist

Publication | June 25, 2009 at 0:00

The boots are on and the referee is about to blow the whistle: the Swedish Presidency is almost underway. But before the game has even started, Greenpeace has ranked the Swedish government for its performance in the lead up to this crucial moment...

OFF TARGET: European Commission 2004-2009 environmental progress report & lessons for...

Publication | June 10, 2009 at 0:00

The Green 10 coalition of environmental organisations has a track record of producing European Commission scorecards. This latest publication presents the final grades for the 2004-2009 Barroso Commission, assessing its performance in a number of...

‘Could Try Harder’: A mid-term report on the European Commission’s environmental record

Publication | April 27, 2007 at 0:00

A review produced by the Green 10, a group of leading environmental NGOs active at EU level

Towards a Green EU Constitution

Publication | August 20, 2003 at 0:00

This paper presents the view of the leading European environmental organisations on the draft European Constitution. We present simple, realistic and concrete suggestions for amendments to the text of the draft Constitution as finalised by the...

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