About: Jeremy Wates

EEB: The Slovak presidency must set higher climate and waste targets

Repatriating competences to the member states is not going to help citizens enjoy a better environment, Jeremy Wates tells EURACTIV Slovakia.
Climate change 15-01-2016

Juncker met 18 business lobbyists in 2015, but not one green NGO

EXCLUSIVE / European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker did not meet a single green NGO in 2015, but found time for one-on-one meetings with 18 business and industry organisations.
Climate change 13-01-2016

We need to green Juncker’s 10 priorities

The Commission’s narrow and outdated jobs and growth agenda will not allow global warming to be contained. More needs to be done if it is to meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, writes Jeremy Wates.

NGOs fear ‘better regulation’ could hurt environment

More than 100 environmental NGOs said on Tuesday (12 May) that they feared the European Commission may use its better regulation programme to cut nature protection laws. 

Commission under pressure over circular economy

EXCLUSIVE: The EU is failing to create a circular economy that boosts resource efficiency and protects the environment, an influential report has found, piling pressure on the European Commission to deliver a strong replacement for the package of waste, incineration, landfill and recycling laws it controversially axed as part of its drive for "better regulation".
Jeremy Wates

EU recycling targets workable and worth it

There is nothing wise about scrapping a proposal to increase the EU’s recycling targets and delaying the development of a circular economy, writes Jeremy Wates.

EEB chief: A mixed forecast for the Earth Summit

Jeremy Wates, who heads one of the leading conservation groups in Brussels, says the lack of appetite for binding sustainable development commitments and stronger world environmental governments would contribute to a disappointing Earth Summit.

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