Biodiversity

Guardians of the forests?

09.10.2012

10 years of EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade

Deforestation and illegal logging, particularly in rain forest regions, threatens large scale biodiversity loss and serious adverse impacts on the global climate. For more than 10 years Brussels has been working on a comprehensive plan to tackle the problem. This international seminar looks at achievements and challenges to date by celebrating ten years of ‘FLEGT’ and looking ahead.


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 24-28 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the presentation of Sakharov prize candidates, regulating financial markets and limiting commodity speculation, budget problems in EU agencies, air pollution and EU regulation, ICT possibilities and the case of Iceland, nanomaterial registers and transparency, the Commission brought to court, tackling airport noise - Human trafficking in the Sinai


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EU Commission should suspend GMO authorisations

Press Release from Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans

The EU Commission should immediately suspend the authorisation, cultivation and import of GMOs according to Plaid MEP Jill Evans. The long-standing anti-GM campaigner made the call after the results of new scientific research became known. A new toxicological study by Professor Seralini at Caen Univ...


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Shale Gas

Ban fracking and shale gas in Europe before it's too late!

Shale gas is now presented as being the new solution to our world's growing energy needs. However, its production poses serious threats to the climate, the environment and to local communities. Greens call for a immediate ban on fracking and shale gas in Europe... and beyond.


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 17-21 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include accounting transparency, reporting and conflict resources; the shale gas time-bomb and fracking; prioritising quality agricultural exports and sustainable farming; setting priorities for EU development policy; the EU-Israel association agreement; regulating offshore oil and gas exploration; Lobbying transparency;


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Financing and biopiracy

06.09.2012

The challenges of the next UN Biodiversity Summit (COP11, India)

Biodiversity erosion is particularly alarming in developing countries with the constant plunder of their natural richness and corollary the exploitative appropriation of indigenous forms of traditional knowledge, the so-called biopiracy. In October 2012, the COP11 in India will have to look at the best way to implement the Access and Benefit Sharing Protocol and turn it into a successful and efficient tool against biopiracy. How will the challenge of fighting against biopiracy be tackled? Will measures on resource mobilisation live up to the high expectations?


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Biopiracy

Dr.Vandana Shiva


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GMO-free Europe Conference 2012

Walter Haefeker, Bee-keeper


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GMO-free Europe Conference 2012

Thomas Radezki, Bee-keeper


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 3-7 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include committee debates on the Euro crisis and on human rights as well as Greens/EFA conferences on GMOs, steel industry and biodiversity


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Cyprus EU Presidency

29.08.2012

A delegation of the Greens/EFA Group goes to Cyprus

The Greens in the European Parliament organise a three-day delegation in Nicosia in order to meet and debate with Cypriot officials, political groups, representatives of the NGOs and the civil society.


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