Greens / Efa Priority

Climate

Tackling climate change by a Green energy revolution, preserving biodiversity, promoting a sustainable use of our resources and protecting humans and the environment are the only responsible paths to take.

Wind turbines and solar panels © james steidl
© james steidl

Climate action will bring over one million new jobs

New study

The new study: The 2030 Climate Target - How more climate action boosts the economy, commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament calculates that there could be over one million new jobs in the renewable energy and e-mobility sectors, if 60% of emissions reduction targets are met. The Greens/EFA group are calling for emissions reductions of 65% by 2030 to meet keep global temperature rises beneath 1.5c of warming. The study comes shortly before the next round of negotiations on the European Climate Law on 12 March.


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Study - Achieving 60% emission reductions by 2030
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Achieving 60% emission reductions by 2030

Assessment of policy options

This study from Cambridge Econometrics analyses impacts of increased climate action in the EU27 using a macroeconomic model. The key questions are: is an increase to a 60% GHG reduction target possible? What could be key policy elements? What would be the economic and employment effects of meeting this target?


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The European Pillar of Social Rights: the tool for a just climate transition?

19.02.2021

Live Webinar - Register here!

Experts from civil society will discuss and put key questions to Greens/EFA MEPs Mounir Satouri and Kim van Sparrentak.


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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP

Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

8 - 11 February

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included: the EU’s Vaccination Strategy, the Economic Recovery and Resilience Facility, the de-facto abortion ban in Poland, the Circular Economy Action Plan, the report on ayslum border procedures, the situation in Yemen, and the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets.


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Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant
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Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant

Quote from Bronis Ropė MEP

Today (11 February), the European Parliament will debate and vote on the "Safety of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets, Belarus," which borders Lithuania. EU experts are visiting the power plant project in Belarus this week.


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Flash - Plenary session 8-12 February 2021

Greens/EFA priorities for the part-session

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on COVID vaccines, new circular economy action plan, recovery and resilience facility, report on border procedures, Ostrovets nuclear power plant, combating human trafficking, ghost flights in Europe, de facto abortion ban in Poland,...


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Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty
Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty

Best practice in maritime spatial planning

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA

With this study, we set out to demystify the process behind planning, developing and conservation for our seas and oceans. In the coming years, we will be increasingly familiar with the process of Maritime Spatial Planning as we look to simultaneously harness the energy of the winds and the seas and protect our marine environment from overexploitation, whilst continuing to provide healthy food and sustainable livelihoods to coastal communities and beyond.


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Riba - 'Europe must act to save the Ebro Delta'

Press release from EFA MEP Diana Riba

EFA MEP Diana Riba is calling for concrete action at EU level to conserve Europe's deltas, including the Ebro Delta. Significant deltas in Europe include the Danube, the Vistula, the Rhine, the Po, the Rhone and the Ebro. They are all rich in biodiversity and of high socio-economic and env...


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French court ruling on climate action – L'affaire du siècle

Quote from Marie Toussaint MEP

The Paris Administrative Court has ruled that the French state is liable for inaction on the climate crisis. "From now on, climate inaction will no longer be tolerated by the courts" declared Marie Toussaint MEP, Greens/EFA member of the Environment Committee, who initiated the 'Affaire du Siècle' (the case of the century) petition and litigation against the French government


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A Digital and Green Transition: Will Artificial Intelligence foster or hamper the Green New Deal?

03.02.2021

Live Webinar - Register here!

Two of the European Commission’s key priorities for the upcoming years are Europe fit for the Digital Age and the Green Deal. In our event the Greens/EFA will explore how we can ensure the two goals promote each other and which actions we need to ensure the digital transition and Green Deal are not mutually exclusive.


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Caution nuclear radioactive/ CC0 Dan Meyers
Caution nuclear radioactive/ CC0 Dan Meyers

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons - One step closer to a safer world

Quote from Mounir Satouri MEP

Today (22 January), the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament celebrates the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which bans the most destructive class of weapons of mass destruction.


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Flash - Plenary session 18-22 January 2021

Greens/EFA priorities for the session

During this week plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on Portuguese Council Presidency, vaccine strategy, new President of the US and the current situation, access to decent and affordable housing for all, EU gender strategy, TEN-T regulation, technical support instrument, more fish in the seas ...


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