Ecosystem services: the value of conservation laws

As the public consultation for the Birds and Habitats Directives draws to a close, we take a look at ecosystem services – the work the earth does on our behalf – and how they’re valued.

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Ecosystem services: the value of conservation laws

As the public consultation for the Birds and Habitats Directives draws to a close, we take a look at ecosystem services – the work the earth does on our behalf – and how they’re valued.

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Protecting health and environment most important, EU judges find

In a landmark ruling on Thursday, the EU court decided that citizens have a right to know who is making food safety decisions and how they are made.

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Protecting health and environment most important, EU judges find

In a landmark ruling on Thursday, the EU court decided that citizens have a right to know who is making food safety decisions and how they are made.

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Air pollution vote could save thousands of lives

Members of the European Parliament voted this week on a new air pollution law which could save thousands of lives

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Air pollution vote could save thousands of lives

Members of the European Parliament voted this week on a new air pollution law which could save thousands of lives

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Soaring Eurasian Crane population is a win for EU conservation

The Birds and Habitats Directives, two central EU conservation laws, are being reviewed for efficiency. The outcome may mean a reduction in their power and effectiveness, threatening the status of species they were put in place to protect. The public consultation, closing on 24 July, is your chance to vote to save these directives in their current form.

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Soaring Eurasian Crane population is a win for EU conservation

The Birds and Habitats Directives, two central EU conservation laws, are being reviewed for efficiency. The outcome may mean a reduction in their power and effectiveness, threatening the status of species they were put in place to protect. The public consultation, closing on 24 July, is your chance to vote to save these directives in their current form.

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European bison thrive with support of wildlife laws: now they need your help!

The Nature Directives protect vulnerable, indigenous European species, from bears and bison to seals and terns. They are the EU’s most effective conservation laws. Currently being reviewed, their power to protect these animals could be under threat.

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European bison thrive with support of wildlife laws: now they need your help!

The Nature Directives protect vulnerable, indigenous European species, from bears and bison to seals and terns. They are the EU’s most effective conservation laws. Currently being reviewed, their power to protect these animals could be under threat.

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What next for the Trade Secrets Directive?

Changes to the Trade Secrets Directive put forward by MEPs in the the Legal Affairs Committee do not encourage transparency for companies, nor do they guarantee protection for whistleblowers.

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What next for the Trade Secrets Directive?

Changes to the Trade Secrets Directive put forward by MEPs in the the Legal Affairs Committee do not encourage transparency for companies, nor do they guarantee protection for whistleblowers.

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Sir Howard lands government with Herculean task over Heathrow air pollution

Today the Airports Commission published its report, which recommends Heathrow as the preferred site for airport expansion in the UK. In doing so, the Commission has set the government a Herculean task on air pollution.

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Sir Howard lands government with Herculean task over Heathrow air pollution

Today the Airports Commission published its report, which recommends Heathrow as the preferred site for airport expansion in the UK. In doing so, the Commission has set the government a Herculean task on air pollution.

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Why pension fund trustees must consider climate risk

Climate change represents a material risk to pension funds and must be taken into account when investment decisions are made.

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Why pension fund trustees must consider climate risk

Climate change represents a material risk to pension funds and must be taken into account when investment decisions are made.

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Nature – health, wealth and ecosystem services up for debate

Does the economic valuation of nature provide a useful tool for policymakers? Green Week starts today – the biggest conference on EU environment policy.

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Nature – health, wealth and ecosystem services up for debate

Does the economic valuation of nature provide a useful tool for policymakers? Green Week starts today – the biggest conference on EU environment policy.

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Guest blog – how do we make sea bass sustainable?

Chris Williams guest blogs for ClientEarth, urging George Eustice to vote for sustainable sea bass.

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Guest blog – how do we make sea bass sustainable?

Chris Williams guest blogs for ClientEarth, urging George Eustice to vote for sustainable sea bass.

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The financial sector must consider climate risks

At Climate Finance Day in Paris, key financial players stressed the need to move to a low carbon economy.

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The financial sector must consider climate risks

At Climate Finance Day in Paris, key financial players stressed the need to move to a low carbon economy.

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Forest conversion: What does the Congolese law say?

What does the law say about converting forest to other uses in Congo-Brazzaville?

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Forest conversion: What does the Congolese law say?

What does the law say about converting forest to other uses in Congo-Brazzaville?

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Last chance to make sure Trade Secrets Directive protects people and planet

Brussels has a final chance to protect our health and environment by improving the Trade Secrets Directive.

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Last chance to make sure Trade Secrets Directive protects people and planet

Brussels has a final chance to protect our health and environment by improving the Trade Secrets Directive.

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Two chances to celebrate biodiversity in two days

It has been a busy week for the biodiversity minded. Yesterday was Natura2000 day, which celebrated the network of protected areas covering eighteen per cent of land in Europe, followed by International Day of Biological Diversity today.

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Two chances to celebrate biodiversity in two days

It has been a busy week for the biodiversity minded. Yesterday was Natura2000 day, which celebrated the network of protected areas covering eighteen per cent of land in Europe, followed by International Day of Biological Diversity today.

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Regional workshop in Brazzaville: Looking back to go forwards

We went to Brazzaville to talk about our project on forest governance with partners from Gabon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo – find out what happened.

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Regional workshop in Brazzaville: Looking back to go forwards

We went to Brazzaville to talk about our project on forest governance with partners from Gabon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo – find out what happened.

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Gabonese civil society platform elects representatives to protect forests

Gabonese civil society has elected representatives for the platform working on anti-illegal logging pacts known as Voluntary Partnership Agreements.

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Gabonese civil society platform elects representatives to protect forests

Gabonese civil society has elected representatives for the platform working on anti-illegal logging pacts known as Voluntary Partnership Agreements.

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Your chance to protect wildlife

A review of wildlife laws must not compromise the protection they offer our animals and habitats. The public consultation is now open and we have created a tool to help you have your say.

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Your chance to protect wildlife

A review of wildlife laws must not compromise the protection they offer our animals and habitats. The public consultation is now open and we have created a tool to help you have your say.

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