Environment

We are all concerned about the air we breathe, the water we use and the food we eat.

Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 11-14 March 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included the votes on the CAP reform, greenhouse gas emissions, European venture capital funds, economic governance, radioactive contamination of drinking water, the debate on the future EU budget,...


en

Bee decline/neonicotinoid ban

Inconclusive outcome keeps hopes alive for proposed EU neonicotinoid suspension

Crucial proposals from the European Commission to suspend the use of neonicotinoid insecticides - due to their damaging impact on bee populations - were today voted on by EU member states. The outcome of the vote in the Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) was inconclusive, w...


en

Suspension of the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides

Send a letter to your Minister

....... March 2013 Dear Minister,  I am writing to urgently request that the state of (xxx) at the very least supports the European Commission (EC) proposal for a two year suspension of the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides, when it is voted on in Brussels on 15th March 2013. You should be...


en

Syngenta, Lies & Pesticides

The 10 Syngenta Lies on bees and neonicotinoids

There is more than enough scientific evidence that neonicotinoids are indeed one of the factors in the decline of bee colonies and biodiversity in general. Syngenta is simply denying this.


en | de

Safe drinking water

MEPs insist on say over EU rules on radioactive contamination

The European Parliament today adopted a report on radioactive contamination in drinking water, setting out its opinion on draft EU rules as part of a consultation process. The report, by Green draftsperson/rapporteur Michèle Rivasi calls for the legal base for the draft legislation to be changed to...


en | fr | de

EU greenhouse gas rules

MEPs vote to strengthen EU rules on how emissions are accounted and reported

The European Parliament today adopted two important legislative reports on how greenhouse gas emissions are accounted for and reported in the EU. The Greens gave a general welcome to the outcome, whilst regretting that rules on how forest and land emissions are accounted were not more ambitious...


en | de

Bee decline/insecticide ban

Proposed suspension of neonicotinoids must be upheld by EU governments

Crucial proposals from the European Commission to suspend the use of neonicotinoid insecticides - due to their damaging impact on bee populations - are set to be decided on by EU member states on Thursday. The decision will be taken by the Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH)...


en | fr

Fukushima, 2 years after

Stop climate change blog

Two years have gone since the nuclear accident took place in Fukushima. Since the 11th March 2011, the Greens/EFA group has had numerous exchanges of views with Japanese citizens to learn from their experience and to make sure that the right decisions are made at EU level to ensure the safety of European citizens.


en | de

Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 11 - 15 March 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include greenhouse gas emissions and EU rules, nuclear stress tests, venture capital, common agricultural policy reform, food scandals and security, EU economic governance, radioactive contamination of drinking water, future EU budget, EP elections and the EU Commission, bee population decline and insecticide ban


en | fr | de

Environment and waste

Plastic waste strategy overshadowed by unfortunate delay of plastic bag law

The European Commission today presented a green paper on plastic waste but legislation aimed at clamping down on one-use plastic bags, which was meant to accompany it, has unfortunately been delayed. Commenting in the context of the presentation of the green paper and a Greens/EFA group conference o...


en | de

Towards Zero Waste

07.03.2013

Beyond recycling: Best practices on resource management in the EU

Waste management as a sector is a core green focus, too often forgotten. This event will present the best Zero Waste practices that have allowed for waste reduction and high recycling rates while minimising residual waste.


en