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Women in a climate march/ CC0 hello-i-m-nik
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Get active for the climate this summer

Get active for the climate this summer: join us at a climate camp near you! Climate camps are used for nonviolent action for people to meet, train, exchange ideas and strategize for climate action.
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Fighting for a welcoming Europe

“You can really set something in motion by simply showing an interest.” writes Kristina Koch, a journalist and refugee worker at the organisation Willkommen in Nippes, in Cologne. She tells us the story of Thaer Jafar, a Syrian refugee with an incredible talent, and reminds us that small gestures can make a world of difference.
Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
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Are we fit for 2030?

It’s been called Fit for 55, Fit for 1.5 and now Fit for 2030. EU jargon aside, this new EU climate package is about our future on a liveable planet and finding a fair way to get there.
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Italy needs a green recovery

Ignazio Corrao Rosa D’Amato Eleonora Evi Piernicola Pedicini
Opinion by Ignazio Corrao & Rosa D’Amato & Eleonora Evi & Piernicola Pedicini
Despite some good last-minute changes, the Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan greenlit by the European Commission still seems unable to face the challenges ahead of Italy after COVID-19, write Greens/EFA Italian MEPs, Rosa D’Amato, Ignazio Corrao, Eleonora Evi and Piernicola Pedicini. We need a path that leads towards a more sustainable…
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Short haul flights are a luxury the planet can’t afford

Ciarán Cuffe
Opinion by Ciarán Cuffe
Aviation is exempt from paying fuel tax and receives massive benefits in public funding, despite being the most polluting form of transport. It’s the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gases, in large part caused by unnecessary short-haul flights. It’s time to stop aviation’s preferential treatment and invest in sustainable travel, writ…
Deforestation in the Amazon/ Ana_Cotta S.O.S Amazônia/ Flickr CC BY 2.0
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Our groceries shouldn’t cost the earth: How EU consumption causes the destruction of the rainforest

Marie Toussaint
Opinion by Marie Toussaint
A new EU law to stop Europe's complicity in global deforestation is in the pipeline. Time is running out. We need a strong law that effectively bans products linked to the destruction of forests and other ecosystems. The rainforest can’t wait any longer, writes Marie Toussaint MEP.
©claudio-schwarz-purzlbaum
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Reinforce rights, not racism!

Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Opinion by Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield MEP in conversation with Laurence Meyer, from the Digital Freedom Fund, about the dangers of the increasing use of biometric mass surveillance - both within the EU and outside it, as well as the impact it can have on the lives of people who are already being discriminated against.
Fridays-for-Future-Berlin-2019-CC-BY-2.0-Jorg-Farys-WWF_web
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The new European Climate Law breaks the EU’s Paris Agreement promises

Michael Bloss
Opinion by Michael Bloss
The compromise climate target in the EU Climate Law will not meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. We can’t endorse a climate law that breaks all our climate promises, writes Micha Bloss MEP, Greens/EFA negotiator on the European Climate Law.
Chapada dos Guimarães, Brazil / CC0 joao-tzanno
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Why we need to oppose the EU-Mercosur trade deal to protect sustainable agriculture in Europe

Anna Cavazzini Yannick Jadot
Opinion by Anna Cavazzini & Yannick Jadot
The EU’s proposed trade deal with Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay offers no assurances that imported products will comply with our environmental or food safety standards.
Demonstration for open borders
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Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!

Barcelona was shaken by mass public demonstrations in loud support of refugees and asylum seekers. Júlia Trias, from the Barcelona Councillor's Office for Citizens’ Rights, writes about how the city is developing cutting edge projects to assist those who fall through the gaps.