Nominees and portfolios for the next European Commission were put forward today in Brussels by the European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen.
Given the context of the climate crisis, Friends of the Earth Europe is challenging the Commission to deliver urgent and massive transformation, and is questioning some of the priorities of the proposed new structure.
Jagoda Munić, director of Friends of the Earth Europe said:
by Jagoda Munić, director of Friends of the Earth Europe
“I want you to act as if our house is on fire”, climate activist Greta Thunberg told politicians at the World Economic Forum in January this year, seeking to motivate them to urgently put a stop to runaway climate change.
Lawyers and environmental groups have today challenged the European Commission to take legal action against the Bulgarian government over a shocking depletion of wildlife in a key EU-protected nature site, Kresna Gorge.
A new campaign has been launched today to stop the collapse of nature and to save rural livelihoods in the EU by phasing out pesticides.
Civil society organisations from across the EU have submitted a proposal to the European Commission for a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) calling for new legislation to phase out pesticides, restore biodiversity and support farmers to transform our food and farming system. 
The world’s biggest public bank, the European Investment Bank (EIB), has proposed to ditch funding fossil fuel projects.
The EIB published on Friday 26 July its draft energy lending policy, which proposes a major switch in its lending policy, in reaction to climate crisis. If this policy draft is accepted by EU finance ministers in September, this would be a significant step forward in the campaign for a fossil free Europe.
As temperature gages hit 40°C across Europe this week, terrifying heatwaves are becoming the new normal. But we are not all equal in the face of extreme weather, writes climate justice campaigner Clemence Hutin.
Last summer, a shocking heatwave seemed to dry up and set alight our continent before our eyes. This year we see this terrifying pattern repeating.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is about to gain its first ever community solar electricity, after 226 individuals and organisations chipped in to one of the country’s first ever crowdfunding campaigns. In just 26 days, around six thousand euros were raised for ‘Solarna Pecka’, to bring solar energy to a remote and depopulated rural area, Pecka village.
EU governments are being held back from testing imports of soybeans and rapeseed from North America for GMOs because the European Commission has failed to develop testing methods. This is putting our food and farming at risk, according to new research released today.
The Georgian government is pushing through plans to build more than 150 large and medium hydro-power plants, spelling disaster for communities and wildlife.
Many of these dams would be sited around protected areas, and deprive people of access to the water sources they depend on.