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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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World Food Day

Agriculture must move in step with the needs of our climate

“Climate is changing. Agriculture must too”. That is the theme of this year’s UN World Food Day, to be celebrated on 16th October. The message is a promising one. And with World Food Day falling just before the next UN Climate Change Conference, linking food and climate resonates strongly. &n...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 3-6 October 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: transparency; GMO cultivation faces objection vote; Commission hearing on macro-economic conditionality for Portugal & Spain; Legal Aid Directive will ensure minimum standards; Making sure trade policy protects human rights; European Public Prosecutor's office and Eurojust; Ratification of the Paris agreement (COP 21); 18th birthday Interrail pass for Europeans; Look ahead to European Council meeting; The need for a European reindustrialisation policy; Women’s rights in Poland; Thailand, the case of Andy Hall; Enforcement of EU law not sufficiently transparent; Syria; Food Contact Materials.


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ICAO

We must build on this meagre deal

Bas Eickhout comments on the International Civil Aviation Organization agreement on implementing a global market-based measure to limit emissions from aviation


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Ratification of the Paris agreement (COP 21)

Plenary speech by Rebecca Harms


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Paris Ratification

Now we need action

The European Parliament today voted by a considerable majority in favour of European Union ratification of the Paris Agreement. Commenting after the vote, Green climate change policy spokesperson Bas Eickhout said: "The European Parliament has today taken another big step towards fulfilli...


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Paris Agreement ratification

Now it's time to deliver

  The Environment Council will meet tomorrow (Friday 30 September) in Brussels, where it is expected to take the decision to ratify the Paris Agreement. Speaking ahead of the meeting, Green climate change policy spokesperson Bas Eickhout stated: "We would like to congratulate the Environm...


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Are EU funds and market-based instruments fighting climate change in Eastern EU countries?

28.09.2016

Greens/EFA organise a conference on EU energy & climate governance. Watch it online today Wednesday 28 September 15:00-18:30!


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