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EEB is the environmental voice of European citizens, standing for environmental justice, sustainable development and participatory democracy. We want the EU to ensure all people a healthy environment and rich biodiversity.

December 22, 2010

Hopes of a sustainable future for EU biofuels policy have been dealt a blow following the European Commission’s decision to delay a critical decision on how to account for the impacts of ‘indirect land use change’ (ILUC).

December 21, 2010

An environmental assessment published by the EEB today praised the Belgian EU Presidency’s leadership for opening an important debate on a possible Seventh Environmental Action Programme and their work on biodiversity.

December 20, 2010

An environmental assessment published by the EEB today praised the Belgian EU Presidency’s leadership for opening an important debate on a possible Seventh Environmental Action Programme and their work on biodiversity.

December 15, 2010

Strasbourg: The European Parliament voted in favour of a binding 20% energy savings target for 2020, sending an unequivocal message to the Commission, Council and Heads of State regarding energy savings.

December 13, 2010

At the close of the Cancun climate talks, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) guardedly welcomed some of the final outcomes but warn that continued efforts are needed to sharpen and fine tune all aspects of it if there is to be an effective, legally binding climate treaty next year.

December 10, 2010

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the European expert platform on market-based instruments, Green Budget Germany, have been angered by the European Commission’s decision to end coal mining subsidies in 2018 and not 2014 as had been originally proposed.

December 10, 2010
December 6, 2010

A coalition of businesses, professional and civil society organisations has reacted with dismay to the failure of Transport and Energy Ministers to agree on binding measures to achieve energy efficiency targets.

December 1, 2010

The coolproducts for a cool planet coalition is calling on the European Commission to end delays to discussions on ecodesign standards for key energy-using products, which is costing European consumers up to €120 million a day.

November 26, 2010

NGOs respond to recent reports that the European Commission will ban the use of organic compound bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic baby bottles from 2011.

November 24, 2010

Members of European Parliament today delayed action on removing toxic substances from everyday electric and electronic (EEE) products.

November 23, 2010

46 NGOs from Europe, USA, South America and Asia are calling on the European Commission to ensure nanomaterials are adequately defined and regulated in the EU.

November 19, 2010

The EEB, Europe’s largest federation of environmental organisations, welcomes the fact that the Commission includes in its proposal the seeds for a greening of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

November 18, 2010

A new report launched today by seven green NGOs proposes concrete solutions to put an end to environmentally harmful subsidies within the EU Budget.

November 12, 2010

The EEB’s energy savings campaign heads for Hungary and Poland next week to highlight the huge need and great potential for energy savings in the region.

November 8, 2010

Plans to increase the use of biofuels in Europe over the next ten years will require up to 69 000 square kilometres of new land worldwide and make climate change worse, a new study reveals.

October 28, 2010

The European Environmental Bureau announces that long-serving Secretary General John Hontelez will be leaving his position at the end of February 2011.

October 11, 2010

Our report, 'The Fight to Know?', reveals big retailers are breaching the EU’s flagship regulation on chemicals, while many products such as school supplies, sport accessories and sex toys are shown to contain high concentrations of ‘substances of very high concern’.

October 8, 2010

A statement by EEB Policy Director Pieter de Pous on the leaked Communication on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

October 7, 2010

Ahead of a crucial debate in the European Commission, green group EEB is reiterating earlier calls for an urgent upgrade of key air legislation by organising a run for ‘Clean Air! Everywhere’.

October 1, 2010

Environmental NGOs welcome the European Commission's decision to reduce the maximum mercury content in certain energy efficient lamps . It is not only a good step for the EU but also establishes a global precedent for others to follow, they say.

September 23, 2010

“This conference is a welcome reminder that when it comes to soil, we are stuck in the mud. We have here some of the world’s most renowned soil experts and scientists explaining how incredibly important soil is for virtually everything we do in life.

September 22, 2010

The European Environmental Bureau welcomes the outcome of today’s vote at the European Parliament regarding nano-biocides. MEPs ruled that these materials must have specific safety measures and that there must be consumer information provided through mandatory labelling.

September 14, 2010

The EU must drastically improve and broaden its approach to new technologies if it is to innovate in a truly sustainable way, says the European Environmental Bureau in a report published today.

September 6, 2010

Europe’s energy ministers must lead the charge towards a three-fold increase in the impact of Europe’s efforts to stop wasting energy. Huge benefits from energy savings and energy efficiency are still being denied to the EU’s citizens and businesses - even when they strongly support it.

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