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22 October 2014

The European Parliament today voted to approve the new European Commission marking the start of a new political phase for  the European Union. 

The Green 10 alliance of leading environmental organisations calls on President Juncker and his team of Commissioners to give European citizens, and their future generations, a healthy, inclusive and environmentally sound place to live.

10 October 2014

Activists tell EU decision-makers of impacts on people, forests and climate

This week, two Indonesian activists came to Brussels to speak to MEPs and policymakers to highlight the devastating impact that EU biofuels policy is having on their country.

Deforestation and land grabbing

Indonesia has some of the most biodiverse rainforest in the world. Yet it is now the world's premier site of deforestation, driven by the rapid expansion of palm oil plantations.

10 October 2014

Europe's burgeoning movement of communities who own and are active in running renewable energy resources is gaining power, a conference in Brussels heard this week.

The event – 'Community energy across Europe – making it happen' – brought together energy cooperative members, politicians, policy makers, renewable energy industry representatives and climate change campaigners to take stock of their success to date and plan for the future.

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      Food and farming in Europe and its global impacts

    • Agrofuels

      Plant-based fuels from agriculture. Also known as biofuels

    • Biodiversity

      Species and habitat protection in Europe and around the globe

    • GMOs

      Genetically modified crops and organisms

    • Land

      Measuring Europe’s land footprint and tackling the drivers of land grabbing

    • Biodiversity

      Species and habitat protection in Europe and around the globe

    • Extractive industries

      Oil and gas exploration, and mining

    • Land

      Measuring Europe’s land footprint and tackling the drivers of land grabbing

    • Tar sands

      Unconventional oil, also known as oil sands

    • Water use

      Measuring Europe’s water footprint