30 September 2020

New York/Brussels, September 30 – World leaders will meet in New York today to stress the importance of the biodiversity crisis and call for an ambitious global plan to save nature.

26 June 2020

Stories of solidarity under coronavirus

Coronavirus hasn’t affected everyone equally. We're sharing stories from across our European and global network of what lockdown and life under coronavirus look like around the world. Hearing from those who are among the worst affected, and how they are taking action.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
25 June 2020

The House of Representatives of the Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has voted to ban the construction of small hydropower plants across the Federation, in a huge win for communities who depend on the rivers.

Yesterday's decision follows a lengthy campaign by local communities and activists from the national Coalition for the Protection of Rivers.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
9 June 2020

New report shows nature-friendly agriculture is necessary and possible, but farmers need support for the transition

Insects are in decline across the world because of industrial farming and heavy pesticide use which are threatening food production, according to the Insect Atlas released today by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Friends of the Earth Europe.

14 May 2020

Over one million people and 100 environmental NGOs across Europe are calling on the European Union to restart its economy by launching the biggest green investment plan the world has ever seen, financed by the bloc's increased budget and recovery instrument. Tomorrow, MEPs will decide what they want in the EU's Recovery Fund and seven-year budget ahead of the European Commission's much awaited proposal next week.

24 February 2020

A draft global plan to halt the collapse of nature will not protect vulnerable communities or stop the Earth's sixth mass extinction, claims Friends of the Earth. The call comes as governments meet in Rome for the first time today to work on a "Paris-style" United Nations agreement that will eventually be agreed in October. [1]

17 January 2020

Local citizens celebrate, NGOs call on EU Commission to launch infringement procedure

The Bulgarian government on Wednesday (January 15) withdrew its application for EU funds to build a motorway through Kresna gorge – a protected nature area – in a significant victory for the local communities and irreplaceable nature in the area.

Bulgaria
11 December 2019

In only her second week in office, new European Commission President von der Leyen has today set out a major environmental package to set the EU on a new environmental and climate path.

4 December 2019

System change: Europe’s environmental and climate warning signals are flashing red according to a comprehensive ‘State of the Environment’ survey published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

25 November 2019

A European Citizens' Initiative launches today to phase out synthetic pesticides by 2035, support farmers, and save bees and nature. If it gathers one million signatures by September 2020, the EU Commission and Parliament must consider turning the campaign's demands into law.

90 organisations from 17 EU countries are jointly launching the campaign, with the support of organic farming associations.

Austria, Germany

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