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EU Parliament demands urgent action to meet 2020 goal to halt deforestation

Press release | September 11, 2018 at 14:30

Brussels – The European Parliament has demanded swift action from the European Commission to cut Europe’s footprint on the world’s forests and its associated impact on climate change, species loss and human rights violations.

Greenpeace investigation: EU imports of Amazon timber tainted by widespread fraud in...

Press release | March 20, 2018 at 13:34

Brussels/Manaus, Brazil– A Greenpeace investigation has exposed widespread fraud in the Brazilian forestry sector, which may have allowed massive quantities of illegal timber to reach the EU. Under the EU timber regulation, importers are obliged...

Commission study makes pressing case for EU action on deforestation

Press release | March 19, 2018 at 11:00

Brussels – A long awaited European Commission study, released late on Friday, lays out policy options for the EU to tackle the impact on global deforestation caused by the trade in crop and animal products like beef, soy and palm oil. [1] The...

NGO statement on deforestation

Publication | February 7, 2018 at 10:22

All eyes on the European Commission, as crucial EU decision on deforestation due “in a matter of weeks”

2018

Topic | February 7, 2018 at 10:20

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NGO statement on deforestation

Publication | June 20, 2017 at 15:39

Forests are essential for life on earth. Three hundred million people worldwide live in forests and 1.6 billion depend on them for their livelihoods. Forests are the largest stores of carbon after oceans and provide habitat for 80 per cent of the...

Open letter to Juncker and Timmermans requesting active intervention in support of...

Publication | April 11, 2017 at 15:51

Leading civil society organisations in Europe have written to Commission President Juncker and Vice-President Timmermans to request your active intervention in In view of the situation in Hungary.

EU must stop palm oil deforestation, says European Parliament

Press release | April 4, 2017 at 13:12

The European Parliament voted in favour of a report calling on the EU to stop funding and contributing to deforestation. The report recognises the driving forces behind deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion and the production of...

Open letter on the independence and transparency of ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee

Publication | March 7, 2017 at 10:18

20 health and environmental organisations wrote to the Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency, Mr. Geert Dancet, to express concerns regarding conflicts of interest and transparency at the agency.

2017

Topic | March 6, 2017 at 11:25

2017 Publications

Leaked TiSA texts reveal threats to climate

Publication | September 20, 2016 at 9:32

Amsterdam/Geneva – Greenpeace Netherlands has released unpublished texts from the TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) negotiations and conducted an in-depth analysis of the energy chapter, which indicates serious threats to international climate...

Civil society calls for a new Europe for people and planet

Publication | September 12, 2016 at 16:00

177 European and national civil society organisations and trade unions signed this common statement, ahead of the EU27 Summit in Bratislava on 16 September 2016.

CSO letter - Future of Europe

Publication | September 12, 2016 at 10:58

This is a common statement signed by 177 European and national civil society organisations and trade unions, ahead of the EU27 Summit in Bratislava on 16 September 2016.

Bratislava summit: Europe at a crossroads

Publication | August 30, 2016 at 10:54

Letter to EU leaders by environmental organisations ahead of special summit in Bratislava.

209 pesticides used in the EU could endanger humans or environment

Press release | July 27, 2016 at 10:53

27 July 2016 – Greenpeace Germany today published an updated version of The EU Pesticide Blacklist [1]. This catalogue, developed by an independent expert, classifies all pesticides authorised in the European Union according to their potential...

Europe must reconnect with its people and values

Press release | June 28, 2016 at 11:36

Brussels - Solidarity, sustainability and peace are the answers to today’s challenges, said Greenpeace as EU leaders meet in Brussels today to discuss the aftermath of the UK referendum.

State of the European Union after Brexit: time for a new direction

Publication | June 27, 2016 at 12:30

Letter to EU leaders by environmental organisations.

Stepping up EU action to protect forests is not optional but the only way forward

Publication | May 27, 2016 at 11:33

Illegal logging and related trade remain persistent global problems despite the positive impacts of EU actions undertaken since 2004. A recent independent evaluation assesses the progress of EU action in tackling illegal logging since the launch...

TTIP leaks analysis

Publication | May 2, 2016 at 11:21

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Complaint to the European Commission concerning alleged breach of Union law

Publication | April 19, 2016 at 14:00

Seven Polish and international NGOs lodged a complaint with the European Commission as Polish minister breaches EU law and approves logging in Białowieża Forest

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