European Environmental Bureau

Founding Year: 1974

Staff: 45

Budget: € 4.7m

Jeremy Wates (Secretary General)

Is a network of over 160 “environmental citizens’ organizations” across 35 European countries representing the “environmental voice” of 30 million European citizens, members and supporters. It strives to mobilize efforts for the continuous betterment of relevant policies by promoting “knowledge and understanding of environmental and sustainable development issues with the general public.” EEB believes that Europe has a crucial role in building a world of “environmental justice, sustainable development and participatory democracy.” Its efforts are primarily focused on the “EU and its decision-making processes” but it also works on a wider scope with the UN and OECD, specifically on the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Work areas:

  • Nature, Agriculture and Water
  • Climate & Energy
  • Sustainability & Governance
  • Industry & Health
  • Global & Regional Policies
  • Resource Efficiency


  • Crime and Punishment (March 2020, 29p): explains how “vague legal definitions and gaps in enforcement allow for [environmental] crimes to be perpetrated without a suitable punishment.”
  • Recommendations on the future of CAP and climate policies (November 2020, 75p): highlights the role of agriculture in the fight against global warming and “sets out policy recommendations for the future of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).”


European Environmental Bureau contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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