European Environmental Bureau - EEB
IFLA EUROPE is proud to be a member of European Environmental Bureau, the largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe. It currently consists of over 160 member organisations in more than 35 countries (all EU Member States plus some accession and neighbouring countries), including a growing number of European networks, and representing some 30 million individual members and supporters.
The next generation deserves a healthy planet. We believe in a world where equal, just, peaceful and democratic societies can prosper. A world with rich biodiversity and a safe climate. A world where laws and policies promote health and well being while respecting nature. We believe that Europe has a crucial role to play in building this future
The EEB stands for sustainable development, environmental justice, global equity, transparency and participatory democracy. It promotes the principles of prevention, precaution and the polluter pays.
EEB’s internal value statement:
o Democracy: We are a representative and inclusive organisation
o Fairness: We are committed to justice, equality and non-discrimination
o Respect: We provide an enabling, nurturing work culture that inspires excellence
o Integrity: We advocate policies based on science and communicate with honesty
o Sustainability: We strive to practice what we preach, applying green principles to our work.
EEB is the largest and most inclusive European network of environmental citizens’ groups – and the only one that works on such a broad range of issues. It advocates for progressive policies to create a better environment in the European Union and beyond.
What issues does the EEB focus on?
The EEB tackles Europe’s most pressing environmental problems by agenda setting, monitoring, advising on and influencing the way the EU deals with these issues.
These include issues such as climate change, biodiversity, circular economy, air, water, soil, chemical pollution, as well as policies on industry, energy, agriculture, product design and waste prevention among others.
We are also active on overarching issues as sustainable development, good governance, participatory democracy and the rule of law in Europe and beyond.
While the primary focus of the EEB’s work is on the EU and its decision-making processes, we work also on wider regional and global processes, at the level of the UN and the OECD, in particular on the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Further, with the enlargement of Europe, the EEB has increased its cooperation with Eastern European environmental organisations, helping them use European regulations to strengthen their national environmental policies.
To find out more about EEB and its work, please visit EEB