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EEB - Environment Ministers feel the heat in Brussels

Temperatures hit new record highs in parts of Europe as environment ministers meet to discuss a range of environmental issues.

IUCN - Almost half of World Heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100

Glaciers are set to disappear completely from almost half of World Heritage sites if business-as-usual emissions continue, according to the first-ever global study of World Heritage glaciers, co-authored by scientists from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

EEB - While the Commission is right to call ‘toxic bloc’ summit, it would be wrong to step back from enforcing the law

This week’s summit of EU environment ministers is a welcome opportunity to move air pollution to the top of the political agenda.

IUCN welcomes first-of-kind World Rowing pledge to avoid impacts on natural World Heritage

The World Rowing Federation FISA today became the first sporting body to announce its commitment to ensuring that activities under its control will not damage natural World Heritage sites, which IUCN monitors as the official advisory body on nature to the World Heritage Committee.

EEB - Over 250,000 Europeans call on EU Commission to radically reform EU agriculture

Today a clear and strong message reached the European Commission: the EU’s agricultural policy needs to be radically changed. This is what 258,708 citizens and 600 civil society organisations and businesses have told the Commission in the largest EU public consultation on agricultural policy, which closed yesterday (2 May).

IUCN - A European plan for nature protection

The European Commission published the “EU Action Plan for nature, people and the economy,” following the results from the fitness check of the EU Birds and Habitats  Directives last December.

EEB - 150 Civil society groups call for reform of European agricultural policies

Over 150 European civil society organisations representing environmental and social justice networks, organic farmers, pastoralists, peasants, sustainable forestry groups, health groups, animal welfare organisations, consumer rights bodies, development, fair-trade, cultural heritage and rural development organisations, consumer co-operatives, sustainable tourism and crafts associations from 25 EU countries have today called on EU leaders to carry out a radical reform of the CAP and related policies.

IUCN - Now the talking's over, it's time for action to cut power plant emissions

Brussels, 20 October 2016.

Today a major step has finally been made towards agreeing new environmental standards for European power plants. Stakeholders provided final opinions on a revised technical document outlining best practice for Large Combustion Plants in Europe. Attempts to delay a vote by Member States to adopt the so-called ‘LCP BREF’ must now be resisted.

BEE - Green 10 post-Brexit open letter

BEE - Time for EU to walk the talk on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

SDG Watch Europe, an alliance of 70 organisations including the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Plan International, has today (6 June) written to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker calling for him to adopt, as a matter of urgency, an overarching strategy to guide implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.