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Rebecca Harms

Function Member
Phone Brussels+32-2-2845695
Phone Strasbourg+33-3-88175695
E-Mail
Office

Brussels
European Parliament
ASP 08 G 202
Rue Wiertz
B- 1047 Brussels

Strasbourg
European Parliament
LOW T0 6002
Allée du Printemps-B.P. 1024/F
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
CountryGermany
Greens / EFA Group Member
Committees Foreign Affairs (Substitute Member)
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Substitute Member)
Industry, Research and Energy (Member)
Delegations Ukraine (Member)
Euronest (Member)
Russia (Member)
Web http://www.rebecca-harms.de/
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http://www.rebecca-harms.de/index.php/rebecca/blog
 

 

  • Qualified as tree nurserywoman and landscape gardener (1979).
  • Assistant to Undine von Blottnitz, MEP (1984-1988).
  • Member of the Wendland Film Cooperative (1988-1994).
  • Greens Member of Lower Saxony Regional Assembly (1994-2004); Group Chair in the Assembly (1998-2004).
  • Member of Party Council of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (since 1998). Head of Greens list for the 2004 European election campaign.
  • since 2004 Member of the European Parliament
  • Executive Committee member, Lüchow-Dannenberg Citizens' Environmental Initiative (1977-1984).
  • Member, NDR Broadcasting Council. Advisory Committee
  • Member Association of a small Hydro-Electric Power Station Operators of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein (1994-2004).
  • Member of the Toto-Lotto Foundation, Lower Saxony (1998-2005).

 


Relevant Articles

Arctic iceberg
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European Parliament demands EU governments do more to prevent climate catastrophe

Climate Protection/COP24

MEPs voted to call on EU governments and the European Commission to heed the warnings of recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and increase their ambitions to reduce CO2 emissions from 40% to 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, ahead of the UN climate summit in December 2018, in Katowice, Poland.

Plastic bottle on a beach
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European Parliament votes to ban a range of plastics in a victory for the planet

Plastics

The European Parliament has just voted to ban a whole range of plastic products which contribute to destructive and toxic pollution on land, rivers and seas.

paint chemicals
david pisnoy
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One-third of chemicals on the market breach EU safety rules

Chemicals

For years, chemical companies in the European Union have marketed hundreds of harmful chemicals that without properly checking if they are toxic, eco-toxic or have the potential to cause cancer, impair fertility and inhibit the development of unborn children.

Plastic bags
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Vote to ban straws and other plastic products a victory for the environment

Plastics

Today, the Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted on a report that bolsters the European Commission's proposals on reducing plastic pollution and proposes bans on a wide range of environmentally harmful products.

Car emissions
Ruben de Rijcke (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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EU environment ministers ignore IPCC report

CO2 Regulation and COP24

Under pressure from the automobile industry and the German government in particular, EU environment ministers are sabotaging our chances to save the climate. They agreed on weak targets for CO2 emissions from cars and light commercial vehicles and demanded only a marginal improvement to the EU Commission's proposal.

ocean
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The time to act is now

Climate change and IPCC report

We can achieve the Paris climate target of 1.5c global warming if governments act now, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its upcoming special report on global warming.

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European Parliament shows some ambition on CO2 reductions

CO2 emissions

The majority of MEPs have just voted to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars by 40% by 2030. The European Parliament's position for the upcoming negotiations with the European Commission and Council and lags behind the position of the Environment Committee, which had called for a 45% reduction, and goes beyond the European Commission's proposal of just 30%.

Exhaust pipes
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More ambitious reduction targets will lead to EU-wide job creation

Car industry/CO2 emissions

"Even though this is clearly a politically steered report from the Commission, designed to influence votes in the Parliament and Council, it still finds that employment numbers in the entire EU will increase with more ambitious reduction targets," says Bas Eickhout, energy policy spokesperson for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.

Car emissions
Ruben de Rijcke (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Car companies must be held to account over possible collusion

Emissions cheating

The European Commission has just announced that it will open a formal investigation into whether BMW, Daimler and VW colluded to breach EU anti-trust rules around the roll-out of clean emissions technology.

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Ambitious targets for clean cars

CO2 Regulation

Members of the European Parliament demand clear and ambitious targets for cleaner cars, according to the Environment Committee which has just voted on the European Commission's proposal for European CO2 regulation for cars and light commercial vehicles.

energy-rodamap
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Europe is taking a step in the right direction

Energy efficiency directive

The Greens/EFA group has welcomed the increase in energy efficiency targets in the EU, but warned that they still fall short of delivering on the Paris climate agreement.

renewables©andrea-boldizsar
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Modest success on targets but key decisions pushed back to 2023

Renewable Energy

The European Parliament, Commission and Council came to agreement on the revision to the Renewables Directive late last night.