Revised EIA rules show signs of promise

EU laws require that all projects which may have major environmental impacts (e.g. highways, power plants, irrigation systems, etc.) must have their impacts assessed before... 04-12-2019

Is Europe free from harassment of environmentalists?

Hearing horrible stories about harassment of and violence against environmental defenders in other parts of the world, especially from Latin America and South East Asia,... 28-11-2019

Malta: Access Info challenges limitation of right to information to residents

Access Info Europe has lodged an appeal to Malta’s Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal after an access to documents request was refused due to the fact that the... 22-11-2019

EIB moves to stop funding most fossil fuel projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) yesterday adopted its new energy lending policy, which would see it end funding to most new fossil fuel projects from the end of 2021 – in a... 15-11-2019

Environmental groups are back in court to fight Norway’s Arctic oil drilling

Green groups argued before a Norwegian appeals court on Tuesday that the government has violated the constitution by granting oil firms exploration rights in... 12-11-2019

Justice for climate activists!

"Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters may now sue the Metropolitan police for unlawful arrest after the high court quashed an order banning the group’s protests... 06-11-2019

Joint NGO action to make the EU follow the Aarhus Convention

J&E, together with EEB and ClientEarth, asked the Council to finally fix the Union's non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention In March 2017, the EU was found by the... 04-11-2019

Global climate laws threatened by rise in investor-state disputes

A global rise in investor lawsuits against nation-sates is putting climate protection laws under threat, activists warn. Now, the EU is pushing to set up its own... 01-11-2019

France loses diesel pollution fight in EU court

The EU’s top court ruled on Thursday (24 October) that France has persistently exceeded the threshold limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a polluting gas from diesel motors that... 29-10-2019

Oil company Total faces historic legal action in France for human rights and environmental violations in Uganda

Les Amis de la Terre France / Friends of the Earth France, Survie, AFIEGO, CRED, Nape Uganda / Friends of the Earth Uganda and NAVODA are taking Total to court for its failure... 25-10-2019