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Agrifood 29-05-2020

Farm to Fork Strategy – What’s on the menu?

In this special edition of the agrifood podcast, EURACTIV's agrifood team spoke to a range of policymakers and stakeholders to hear their remarks on the presentation of the highly anticipated Farm to Fork strategy, the new EU's landmark food policy
Agrifood 02-04-2020

NGOs criticise Commission over CAP impact on biodiversity

Environmental NGOs have accused the European Commission of "greenwashing" and cherry-picking positive messages from an EU-funded independent evaluation study about the impact of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on habitats, landscapes and biodiversity.
Agrifood 27-02-2020

EU pressed to address meat reduction, plant-based diet in new food policy

The debate on livestock farming has heated up as a coalition of NGOs urged to EU executive to address the issue of reducing meat consumption in the announced Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy. Meanwhile, a Green MEP has filed a...

France dumps 11,200 tonnes of plastic in the Mediterranean every year

600,000 tonnes of plastic are being dumped by 22 countries in the Mediterranean Sea every year, of which 11,200 tonnes come from France. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

EU nations are living far beyond the Earth’s means, WWF warns

The European Union's 28 countries consume the Earth's resources much faster than they can be renewed, and none of them has sustainable consumption policies, a report released on Thursday said, as EU leaders meet to discuss priorities for the next five years.
Health 26-04-2019

French professional League and WWF join forces to boost sustainability in football

The French professional football governing body and the environmental NGO WWF signed a partnership in April to reduce the ecological footprint of football clubs.
Climate change 05-04-2018

Is Pirin a ‘paper park’? Holding Bulgaria to account for breaking EU nature laws

Pirin national park has become an example of the Bulgarian government's unwillingness to establish the rule of law. When all eyes in Europe are on Bulgaria because of its Presidency of the EU Council, we need to see a strong message from the EU, writes Veselina Kavrakova.
Energy 29-11-2017

MEPs raise ambition on transport with ‘sustainable’ biofuels

Contrary to the European Commission's initial proposal, the European Parliament voted on Tuesday (28 November) to increase targets for sustainable energy and reintroduce a sub-target for transport, by using "sustainable" biofuels.
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Agrifood 27-04-2017

Help nature – change agriculture

Europe's food and farming system is broken. It's not protecting farmers, nature or people. We can change it now: http://www.wwf.eu/living_land/
Climate change 06-04-2017

Make climate planning part of an economy-wide strategy

The EU must radically improve its climate and energy plans if the Paris Agreement is to be anything more than a missed opportunity, write Geneviève Pons and Imke Lübbeke.

EU shift towards a low carbon economy should be socially just

The revision of the directive governing the operation of the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has been one of the most eventful lawmaking processes in recent years, writes Nikos Mantzaris.
Energy 23-01-2017

The real impact of palm oil and failed policies

The true negative impact of palm oil, the interests that the trade serves and the failure of policy to deal with deforestation and other consequences, write Jakub Kvapil, Stanislav Lhota and Zoltán Szabó
Central Asia 19-10-2016

The Brief: The Brexit break-up talk

Nothing spells the imminent break-up of a relationship like the words, “We need to talk.”
Trade & Society 18-10-2016

400 companies, NGOs demand immediate end of trade measures on Chinese solar

More than 400 companies from across the European Union, and leading environmental NGOS, have demanded the immediate end of punitive trade measures on solar panels and cells imported from China.
Climate change 17-10-2016

Greek WWF chief: Debt solution should be linked to ‘greener’ economy

Europe should explore creative ways to provide relief to indebted countries like Greece, if they pursue green investments and accelerate the switch to a sustainable economy, WWF’s Demetres Karavellas told EURACTIV.com.
Geneviève Pons-Deladrière

WWF EU chief: ‘NGOs can use Better Regulation Agenda positively’

The European Commission’s Better Regulation Agenda is wrongly perceived by the NGO community as purely business-driven, says Geneviève Pons-Deladrière, a former Commission official who is now heading the WWF’s EU office. She explains why, in a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV.
Every German citizen consumes 679kg of food each year, including 52.6kg of pork, almost 19kg of poultry and 26kg of beef.
Development Policy 02-04-2015

WWF: Irresponsible food consumption fuels global climate change

Conservation organisation WWF says Germany’s eating habits are “fuel to the fire” for global climate change, with severe consequences for food security in developing countries. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 16-01-2015

Some coal plant exports should get financial aid, says EU policy paper

European makers of equipment for coal-fired power plants should receive financial help to export it, an EU discussion paper seen by Reuters says, in a clash with the bloc's declared aim to lead the global fight against climate change.

Conservationists warn against tuna quota increase

Conservationists are warning against an “irresponsible” increase in bluefin tuna quotas, as members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas meet for talks in South Africa this week.
Agrifood 11-10-2013

Better fish stock management could yield billions, says report

Extra revenues from more sustainable EU fish stocks could deliver additional catch worth €3.2 billion yearly and lead to the creation of 100,000 new jobs in the sector, according to a report by a sustainability think-tank.
Agrifood 02-09-2013

How to kill off successful environmental schemes in Europe’s agriculture policy

As Brussels returns from its summer break there is one piece of unfinished business before the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) political saga for 2014-2020 can be put to rest. Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council will lock horns in trilogue on two different ways to use the funds, one of which is more green than the other, writes Tony Long.
Health 05-03-2013

Brussels introduces rules to combat illegal logging

European rules to combat the trade of illegal timber have come into force, but NGOs and think tanks doubt the readiness of EU countries to carry out the legislation.
Agrifood 15-02-2013

Fate of green CAP plans hangs on Parliament

Conservationists angered by efforts to “gut” Europe’s future farm policy are banking on the full European Parliament to protect the environmental standards proposed by the European Commission.
Climate change 25-10-2012

Greenpeace pushes for renewable energy targets beyond 2020

The European Union is on the right track for its 2020 renewables targets but will not receive real returns on investment until after that period, says a new Greenpeace EU report.
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