The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted to strengthen the European Commission’s overall plans to cut plastic pollution under its Plastics Strategy. The Environment Committee called for a number of measures that go beyond the Commission’s original proposals
The UK supermarket Iceland has announced it will remove palm oil from all its own brand products by the end of the year due to the belief there is no such thing as “sustainable” palm oil. Increasing demand for palm oil is still having devastating effects on wildlife, habitats and people
Today is the UN International Day of Forests and this year’s theme is ‘Forests and Sustainable Cities’, with an emphasis on vertical forests. to focus on trees in urban settings on this day makes us realise the need to communicate what is actually happening to real forests and how it can be addressed
We and our partners will be attending two key meetings to discuss the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the EU F-Gas Regulation. The EU will host the third F-Gas Consultation Forum where member states, civil society and industry stakeholders will exchange views on several critical issues
The European Commission is to decide whether the EU will develop an Action Plan on deforestation and degradation – failure to act would mean the EU will be unable to deliver on its international commitments to halt deforestation by 2020, protect climate and biodiversity and to guarantee that human rights are respected
The cosmetics industry has submitted a statement to the European Commission objecting to the scope of the UK Government's plan to introduce a legislative ban on plastic microbeads. As a member of the Microbeads Coalition we object to limiting the ban since damaging microplastics would continue to flow into the sea.