NGO position paper on Critical Raw Materials Act
Decarbonising and digitising the European Union (EU) economy will require a huge amount of raw materials. The EU is therefore working on the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA), as part of their strategy for ensuring access.
What is the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive?
The PPWD, now being replaced by the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), outlines measures to prevent the production of packaging waste. These measures promote reuse of packaging and, where preventing packaging waste...
Finland’s climate-target shortfall is likely to torpedo the EU27 commitments on emissions reductions from land and forests
Finland’s response to the news that they will miss their targets for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) emissions reductions amounts to little more than a shrug, but nonchalance cannot be tolerated where the climate is concerned.
NGO Statement: EU Member States' obligations to implement the new EU Deforestation Regulation start today
150+ NGOs call on the EU Members States to implement the EU Deforestation Regulation
EU’s degraded nature set to lose out as Nature Restoration Law becomes a pawn in a political game
Environmental campaigners are used to peak workloads during important Brussels votes, but it’s been all hands to the deck since the European Peoples’ Party (EPP) shocked nature defenders by setting themselves up as the anti-nature...
Over 60 forest NGOs call on MEPs to support an ambitious Nature Restoration Law
The natural world is our life support system, providing us with everything we need to live. Half of the world's economy relies on the environment. However, we have caused a lot of damage to Europe's and the planet's biodiversity...
The PPWR: an opportunity to curb demand for pulp, or a threat to tropical forests?
Indonesian civil society groups offer real-life insights into what the increased demand for paper-based packaging means for forests and local communities.
Breaking the impasse
The EU’s new deforestation law was hailed as watershed in the fight to protect the world’s forests. So why is it provoking such a fierce backlash in Indonesia and Malaysia? In the wake of a high-level meeting in Brussels last week, Giorgio Budi Indrarto charts what went wrong – and how to rectify it.
Europe’s Nature Restoration Law – don’t let it fall at the first hurdle
You can add your voice to the call for a strong Nature Restoration Law by signing the petition and alerting your contacts.
Parts of Earth to be uninhabitable, but conservative politicians still bet on anti-environment stance
Despite a first-of-its-kind study quantifying the human cost of global warming, EU conservative and extreme-right politicians continue to support fossil fuels and ecosystem destruction.