Oil companies are planning to search for oil near the Balearic islands which may pose a significant threat to marine animals by exposing them to potentially deadly levels of oil exploration noise. A delegation from OceanCare will visit Spain to directly negotiate with the Spanish Government to halt the industry plans.
The European Commission has issued a headline target of a 30 per cent reduction in marine litter in Europe’s seas by 2020. This target forms a part of the Commission’s ‘Communication on a Circular Economy’, which also includes new recycling and other waste-related targets
Today marks the start of Green Week in Europe – the biggest annual conference on European environment policy. EIA welcomes the focus this year on creating a circular economy, where almost nothing is wasted and reuse of resources becomes standard practice
The EU’s F-gas Regulation became law when it was published in the Official Journal of the EU, replacing an older version with several new and ambitious measures. The law, which controls the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases throughout the EU, will reduce emissions of F-gases by two-thirds of current levels by 2030
As the European Parliament votes on measures to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags – the third most common type of litter found on European beaches, lakes and rivers – we call on supporters to urge MEPs to support binding measures that will significantly reduce the use of such plastic bags
As the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee votes on possible changes to the EU’s F-Gas Regulation, we urge action to ensure hydrofluorocarbons – widely used in refrigeration and air conditioning – are banned in new equipment and products by 2020 despite chemical industry lobbying to maintain the status quo