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We're about to see how serious Europe is about climate change

Posted by sgelmini — 22 January 2014 at 11:58am - Comments
Wind park Gunfleet Sands in the North Sea
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The UK government has been lobbying against a binding European target for renewable energy

If you’re concerned about the impact runaway climate change is likely to have on our planet, then you might want to keep an eye on what’s happening in Brussels today. At around midday, the European Commission will unveil a major package of measures on climate and energy. They are likely to cover a range of vital issues from cutting polluting carbon emissions to promoting clean energy, from regulating fracking to banning the most polluting transport fuels.

European Commission lacks ambition in reducing emissions from cars

Posted by sara_a — 13 July 2012 at 12:19pm - Comments
Stormtrooper outside Acea car lobby meeting in Brussels
All rights reserved. Credit: Philip Reynaers/Greenpeace
Over half a million people have made it impossible for VW to openly oppose targets

This week the European Commission published a new draft proposal on car efficiency for 2020. They agreed to stick with their original target but have missed a chance to go further towards getting us off our oil addiction.

Common Fisheries Policy reform: glimmer of light in a sea of darkness

Posted by Ariana Densham — 15 July 2011 at 3:43pm - Comments

On Wednesday the European Commission launched its proposals for a reform of the way Europe’s seas and fish are managed. After such a positive start back in 2009 when the Commission published its progressive green paper [PDF], it has been downhill ever since.

Make some sweet forest loving

Posted by jamie — 31 July 2008 at 3:53pm - Comments

The bad news is that the vote on illegal timber amongst members of the European Commission has been delayed (they're looking at legislation to ban dodgy wood from Europe) and now probably won't take place until September. The good news is that it gives us all a chance to have some fun in the meantime (and do some creative campaigning at the same time).

We all love forests and we want you to show the powers that be in the EU just how much. The forests have already made their own effort, but here's what we'd like you to do:

EC sounds alarm bells over GM crops

Posted by jossc — 12 May 2008 at 4:12pm - Comments

A GM Maize crop

GM food producers are reeling after new investigations by the European Commission (EC) uncovered problems with three new types of genetically modified crops. The Commission raised concerns over a new type of GM potato and two types of GM maize, all of which had previously been given the green light by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). For the first time, Europe's most senior lawmakers are publicly questioning the safety of GM crops.

Greenpeace will sue European Commission to save butterfly species

Posted by admin — 1 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

The European Commission is obliged to cancel the market approval for all genetically engineered Bt-crops according to an independent legal opinion prepared for Greenpeace. Allowing the Bt maize crops to be grown commercially while halting the approval process for similar new crops is a breach of EU law.

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