17 November 2015

This briefing outlines the main reasons that we must prioritise efficiency and renewables over gas. To fight climate change it is vital to intensify efforts to save energy, switch to renewables and end the reign of fossil ful companies. This includes the gas lobby which is doing all it can to delay the energy transition. 

The briefing explains why:

9 November 2015

Following the revelations and wider implications of the dieselgate emissions scandal, European organisations sent this open letter to the Presidents of the European Institutions calling for EU action to protect citizens from air pollution and the manipulative and fraudulent behaviour of carmakers.

2 November 2015

One year since the entry into office of the current European Commission headed by Jean-Claude Juncker, environmental groups issued this statement criticising the EU executive for a paralysis in policymaking on issues related to the environment.

CEE Bankwatch Network, Climate Action Network Europe, European Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, and the Health & Environment Alliance said that this had been “a lost year” for environmental protection.

6 October 2015

This report provides a detailed analysis of the European Commission’s regulations on how EU member states carry out shale gas exploration and production. Developed by Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe, the report says the Commission's Recommendation [1] is failing to protect the environment and the health of citizens.

24 September 2015

These factsheets have been developed to raise awareness and understanding across Europe about the EU-US transatlantic trade agreement (known as TTIP), which has the potential to be the biggest bilateral free trade agreement in history.

Developed in partnership with The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), they provide insights into the risks the agreement poses to crucial European social, health and environmental protection, including key food safety measures.

27 August 2015

There is land embodied in everything we consume – our food, our electronic devices, our clothes. With Europe having one of the highest consumption rates in the world, where are we getting all this land from and what impacts is it having on people and planet?

27 July 2015

The EU and the US are currently negotiating a transatlantic trade agreement (known as TTIP) which has the potential to be the biggest bilateral free trade agreement in history.

This paper outlines the risks the deal poses to crucial European social, health and environmental protection, including key food safety and pollution measures. Originally published in 2013, it was updated in August 2015.

18 June 2015

This report focuses on nine Members of the European Parliament whose second jobs or outside interests give rise to concerns over potential conflicts of interest. All nine MEPs hold paid positions in companies or business associations that directly or indirectly lobby EU decision-makers on current legislative files. 

12 May 2015

This review introduces our work and the impact we had in 2014 - in Brussels and beyond. Read on for details of the impacts of our campaign highlights at the EU level, the activities of our youth network, success stories from our member groups around Europe, detailed financial information, a look ahead to the Paris international climate talks, and more. 

15 April 2015

While the European Commission is publicly talking up its climate ambition, it is allowing the shale gas industry to dominate the behind-the-scenes debate on fracking policy. 

This briefing reveals how the European Commission's new expert network on shale gas is dominated by major fracking industry players and those with strong links to it, and freezing out civil society.

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