Taxonomy: Greenpeace to go before the CJEU

Article European Law | 22/02/23 | 0 min. |

Greenpeace has announced that it intends to sue the European Commission before the CJEU over the inclusion of fossil gas and nuclear energy in the EU’s list of sustainable investments. On September 8th, 2022, eight of its organizations, Greenpeace Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Central and Eastern Europe and the Greenpeace European Unit sent a formal request for internal review to the Commission, in accordance with the procedure provided for by the Aarhus Convention.

Greenpeace’s argument is that the inclusion of fossil gas and nuclear in the taxonomy violates the taxonomy regulation, the European Climate Law, and the EU’s obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement (February 2023 media briefing). When on
February 9th, the Commission replied by declining Greenpeace’s request, the latter announced that it would file a lawsuit against it at the CJEU.