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.

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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 21-24 November 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: Occupational retirement provision; EU-Turkey relations; Conflict minerals trialogue; Council/Commission Statements on outcome of COP22; EU Parliament refuses to refer CETA to the ECJ; Commission considers Code of Conduct changes; Emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants; Renewing the approval of the active substance bentazone; Sign language and professional sign language interpreters; Umbrella deal on EU-US data protection; Dieselgate hearing with French Minister, Ségolène Royal; EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women.


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Hearing of French Minister Ségolène Royal

EMIS inquiry committee 24 November 2016

  Ségolène Royal, France’s environment minister, appeared before the EMIS committee in Strasbourg today. The much-anticipated hearing got off to a rocky start, as Ms Royal arrived 40 minutes late due to a delayed flight, and the Members therefore only had an hour for thei...


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Air pollution

Revised legislation won’t tackle public health crisis

The European Parliament has today voted in favour of a long-overdue revision of EU air quality legislation, setting out national limits on a range of air pollutants. The Greens/EFA group has condemned the final agreement, which is substantially weaker than the European Commission's original proposal...


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End of the COP22: start of an unstoppable transition

Bas Eickhout

#COP22 is coming to an end. Bas Eickhout talks about the conclusions of COP22: "The world is moving ahead and there is no country that can stop this. Not even USA".


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COP22

Marrakech makes timid steps towards raising ambition

The COP22 in Marrakech will come to a close this evening. Commenting on the final agreement that is expected to be announced in the coming hours, Greens/EFA climate spokesperson Bas Eickhout said: “The COP22 in Marrakech opened with the historic news of the Paris Agreement entering into force in ...


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COP 22 - Trump, this is unstoppable

Yannick Jadot

The world's move towards renewable energy is an unstoppable revolution.


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COP 22 - Words are good. Financing is better

Bas Eickhout

Bas Eickhout explains why the commitment from the international community is absolutely essential to combat climate change.


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Let's follow the sun

A video from our delegation in COP 22 - Marrakesh

Helping Africa accelerating its energy transition is indispensable while climate negotiations are on-going in Marrakech. Listen to our MEP Claude Turmes


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A new era for the EU-Africa cooperation in the energy field?

A blog from COP22 in Marrakesh

Helping Africa accelerating its energy transition is indispensable while climate negotiations are on-going in Marrakech. As 16 November is the so-called “Africa day” at COP 22, several options are on the table to put energy efficiency, renewables and grid development in focus. Africa's domestic potential in renewable energy sources remains largely untapped. Throughout the continent, 635 million people are left without access to electricity.


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Start of the COP22

A day to celebrate

The last year has seen a major change in global attitudes towards climate change and how to tackle it. This change started after the Paris Agreement - the first globally binding agreement to fight climate change - was reached in December 2015. Just eleven months later, this agreement has already entered into force - a speed that is unprecedented among global agreements - a clear confirmation of the importance that countries attach to combating climate change and to the myriad opportunities this fight entails.


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COP 22 - 2018 is the year

Claude Turmes

We need to honour our word and stick to the commitments of the Paris' agreement: hold the global temperature increase well below 2 degrees and do our utmost to limit it to 1.5 degrees. We are calling on the European Commission and EU Governments to revise their pledges to ensure millions of people are not displaced all over the world due to climate change.


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COP 22

The Climate March

The Greens/EFA joined the many people gathered in Marrakesh at #COP22 with a clear message: It's time to turn words into action!


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