Without nature, there’s no food

Nature is the basis of our food production. We all know that.

All our food originates in nature. We grow crops in living soils. Insects pollinate fruit trees, and help us to control pests. We catch fish from rivers and seas.

But right now, we are destroying nature. Soils are being degraded. Bee populations are crashing. Marine wildlife is in decline. Farmers and fishers are struggling to keep up production. Accelerating climate change is only making the situation worse.

Still some politicians claim that protecting nature will put food production at risk. Without nature, there’s no food. We need to protect, not exhaust, the natural resources we rely on for our food production.

Six months after Qatargate: How has the Parliament reacted?

Six months after the Qatargate corruption scandal in the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA Group organises a round table of key civil society organisations and institutions working for transparency and integrity. MEPs and guest speakers will take stock of what has changed and which reforms are needed to prevent corruption and mismanagement

Word-leading binding rules take shape

The European Parliament has adopted its report on the Corporate Sustainability and Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). The Greens/EFA group have long advocated for mandatory rules requiring companies to identify and remedy risks to human rights arising from the activities throughout their value chain. We welcome this new step forward.

EPP blocking of Nature Restoration Law harms food security & small farms

The EPP group walked out of the negotiations on the European Parliament's position on the Commission's proposal for the Nature Restoration Law.

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg
Opinion by Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg

Night trains are coming back! Is travel finally going green in 2023?

New night train connections are popping up all over Europe. Why are they so crucial for the European mobility transition? How can we make them more accessible for everyone? And how can you book your next journey? Read more to find out.

For an ambitious European social agenda

This week’s Porto Social Forum 2023 is a new opportunity to insist that we desperately need urgent action on social issues. The existence of poverty and precarity in one of the richest regions of the globe is unacceptable and the urgent need to act decisively and in solidarity to ensure a socially just transition to a sustainable socio-economic model and greatly improve social resilience to economic, health and geopolitical crises is beyond question. Read the Green Ministers and Co-Presidents statement

Don't be fossil fools!

Transatlantic alliance of 130+ EU and US decision makers call to end fossil fuel influence at UN climate talks.

One year to ban glyphosate (and to save our biodiversity)

Glyphosate, the acting agent in Roundup, is a pesticide not only used in farming, but also in urban areas. And we know it is devastating for biodiversity: it just kills (almost) everything.

We don’t need glyphosate for productive farming, nor for weed control. Glyphosate should be banned.

Five years ago, we were very close to banning glyphosate in Europe, with millions of Europeans citizens calling a for it. However, in a very close vote in the Council of Ministers the use was approved for another five years.

Last December the approval for glyphosate was set to expire but the process of renewed approval was postponed for a year. In the coming year, we have the chance to ban the use of glyphosate in Europe.

Sign our petition and join our call.


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