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Let’s clean up finance in Glasgow

Bas Eickhout
Opinion by Bas Eickhout
Taking the Paris Agreement seriously means immediately stopping public and private finance for fossil fuel activities. Every cent spent on fossil fuel infrastructure hinders the transition towards a climate neutral economy and carries a major risk of becoming a stranded asset in the near future.
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The Future Is Happening Now. We can still fix it.

Pär Holmgren
Opinion by Pär Holmgren
As tens of thousands of people in every big city march for climate justice, world leaders, ministers and other political delegates are getting ready to pack their bags to attend the climate conference in Glasgow, COP26. Call on them to keep the 1.5° C target within reach
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Sign Riace marina
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Solidarity is not a crime - We stand with Mimmo Lucano for a refugee policy of solidarity and humanity

Damien Carême
Opinion by Damien Carême
We, Members of the European Parliament give our support to Mimmo Lucano. We salute his noble fight for a dignified reception of those seeking refuge.
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Solar Panels School Project
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Just transition in the regions - how renewable energy can create jobs and benefit local communities

Niklas Nienass
Opinion by Niklas Nienass
Renewable energy sources create jobs and economic activity covering a much wider area than conventional energy industries. With clever regional policy, we can maximise the positive impact and create a just transition that serves local communities instead of big business.
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Facial recognition in European cities: What you should know about biometric mass surveillance

Saskia Bricmont
Opinion by Saskia Bricmont
As an effort to promote privacy and human rights in the EU, we at Greens/EFA got together with a team of international experts to understand where biometric mass surveillance is put to use all over Europe. Find out what we learned, and why must take action to ban the use of these technologies now - before it is too late.
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EU GMO rules are under attack

Benoît Biteau Eleonora Evi Claude Gruffat Martin Häusling Tilly Metz Michèle Rivasi Thomas Waitz Sarah Wiener
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Eleonora Evi & Claude Gruffat & Martin Häusling & Tilly Metz & Michèle Rivasi & Thomas Waitz & Sarah Wiener
The European Commission is trying to weaken the EU’s regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It plans to exclude some GMOs from the regulations. Like this, agricultural corporations could market them without GMO authorisation, traceability or labelling.
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People renovating a building / CC0 bianca-sbircea-constantin
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A Right to Decent Housing: Why we need an EU-led removal of asbestos now

Sara Matthieu
Opinion by Sara Matthieu
Asbestos is often perceived as a problem of the past, but this harmful and largely invisible substance is still hiding in many buildings across the EU. We are calling for an ambitious renovation wave throughout Europe that includes the removal of asbestos in homes and buildings.
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Woman and man making victory sign/ CC0 priscilla-du-preez
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Show us the money! Here’s how pay transparency can close the gender pay gap

Kira Peter-Hansen
Opinion by Kira Peter-Hansen
Equal pay for equal work has been a feminist goal for decades, but how can we know what we’re achieving if companies can keep pay packets a secret? Right now, the European Parliament is taking great strides towards gender equality by demanding full pay transparency – and the Greens/EFA are leading the way.
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Samos Camp ©MSF/Dora Vangi
Samos Camp ©MSF/Dora Vangi
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One year after the EU migration pact, a better future for refugees?

Damian Boeselager
Opinion by Damian Boeselager
A year ago, the European Commission published its proposals for a new Pact on Migration and Asylum. But the last 12 months have painfully highlighted the shortcomings in the EU’s approach on asylum. Read more about what needs to change, and which solutions we propose.
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Man holding beetroots/ CC0 heather-gill
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How the Farm to Fork Strategy can Fix our Food System

Tilly Metz Sarah Wiener
Opinion by Tilly Metz & Sarah Wiener
As the food and farming arm of the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork strategy aims to push forward the ongoing sustainable transformation of food systems, whilst ensuring fair economic returns for farmers. Despite the backlash from certain industries, can the Farm to Fork Strategy actually fix our food system?