1 December 2009

A summary of the study by Stockholm Environment Institute 'Europe's share of the climate challenge - Domestic actions and international obligations to protect the planet'. The research proves for the first time that 40% domestic emissions cuts by 2020 in Europe are technically possible and financially feasible, and estimates the EU's fair share of financial contributions to developing countries.

 

1 November 2009

The vast majority of financial ‘experts’ advising the European Commission represent the banks and investors responsible for the global economic crisis, according to this report published by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER EU).

1 November 2009

This analysis of EU biofuel policy highlights the failure of EU law to account for the environmental impact of indirect land use change when calculating the greenhouse gas benefits of biofuels meaning there is a substantial risk that current EU biofuel policy will cause more harm than good.

The report also warns that current EU legislation fails to address the risks to biodiversity and to vulnerable communities in some of the poorest regions of the world.

1 November 2009

The EU structural and cohesion funds have the potential to catalyse the transition to a low carbon economy in Central and Eastern Europe. Yet, as this latest analysis from CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe - published approaching the midpoint of the 2007-2013 programming period - reveals, this prospect still remains remote for now.

1 October 2009

Despite progress in recent years countries across the European Union (EU), including the United Kingdom (UK), are continuing to dispose of significant amounts of valuable recyclable materials to landfill or incineration. This analysis examines this disposal in more depth, in an attempt to provide a reasonable estimate of the amount of different recyclable materials that is lost through landfilling or incineration. The study then estimates the value of these lost materials, and the climate change benefits that could have been gained by recycling these materials.

1 September 2009

Is the World Trade Organisation blocking progress in the fight against climate change? This is the question at the origin of this legal analysis. Politicians often invoke the WTO as a powerful supranational institution that prevents them from taking any 'market unfriendly' measures. With this legal analysis we intend to correct this distorted picture of WTO rules, and demonstrate that WTO rules provide adequate flexibility for national policy makers to take bold and necessary measures to meet the climate change challenge.

1 September 2009

The nuclear industry is trying to make a come back by claiming to be a solution for the world's rapidly increasing demand for energy over the last decades and the threat of a dramatic climate change. This report highlights the current PR-war being fought by the nuclear lobby to advertise the unproven and false statements claiming that: nuclear safety problems have been solved; solutions for a safe nuclear waste disposal exist; and proliferation could be kept under control

1 September 2009

Many of the problems that threaten mankind's survival on the planet result from the increased consumption of energy, water and raw materials, the increased production of waste and emissions and the increased human use of land area. This report provides evidence on current trends in resource use in different world regions and its environmental and social impacts.

1 June 2009

Highlights of Friends of the Earth Europe's campaigns in Brussels, key successes from our 31 member groups across Europe and some of the best moments from the first year of our Europe-wide Big Ask climate campaign. Also contains financial information, capacity building projects across the network, publications, and our aims for the year ahead.

1 June 2009

This report from the Green10 group of environmental organisations working at EU level examines the environmental record of the outgoing European Commission which it concludes is worringly off target. It examines successes and failures of the Commission in 12 policy areas that impact the environment, and sets out a checklist for the next Commission.

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