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The Beyond Growth 2023 Conference

The Beyond Growth 2023 Conference is a multi-stakeholder event aiming to co-create policies for sustainable prosperity in Europe. The organisers aim to redefine societal goals across the board, in order to move away from the harmful focus on the sole economic growth as the basis of our development model. Visit the website to rewatch the …
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News |

Debriefing of the April Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included important files from the FitFor55 Package (CBAM, ETS, SCF), the Deforestation regulation, Forever pollutants, EU-China relations and LGBTQ+ rights in Uganda, among others. Read more.
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European Parliament approves regulation protecting forests

The European Parliament has approved the Deforestation regulation, which requires companies to ensure that their products sold in the EU are deforestation-free. The regulation improves the initial Commission proposal by widening the scope to additional products, something the Greens/EFA group was instrumental in pushing for.
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European Parliament poised to recognize ecocide

On the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, the European Parliament recognises ‘ecocide’ as "any conduct causing severe and widespread, or severe and long-term, or severe and irreversible damage" to the environment, specifically addressing environmental damage resulting from armed conflicts, such as the destruction of forests.
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The window is closing, but we can still stop global climate collapse

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) call for rapid action and drastic measures to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees in their latest report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that global warming has already reached 1.1 degrees. Bas Eickhout and Pär Holmgren comment.
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Opinion |

Bring back nature: why we need a strong EU nature restoration law

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg Jutta Paulus
Opinion by Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg & Jutta Paulus
The abundance and diversity of wildlife in the EU is shrinking at an alarming rate. An EU nature restoration law can help restore nature.
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European Parliament adopts binding targets to increase carbon sinks

As lead negotiators on LULUCF, the Greens/EFA managed to get Member States to agree to report on how they take into account the principle to “do no significant harm” when adopting reforms to reverse the current shrinkage of our natural land sinks.
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Plenary Flash - 13-16 March 2023

On the agenda for the plenary session: energy performance of buildings (EPBD), land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), adequate minimum income, EU guidelines on Human rights defenders, Iran debate, deaths at sea - a common EU response, ...
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Big fishing boat
Press release |

Greens/EFA welcome plan to end bottom trawling

The European Commission presented an action plan to end bottom trawling. In the "Action Plan for the Conservation of Fisheries Resources and Marine Ecosystems", the EU Commission calls for an end to the use of bottom trawling gear in marine protected areas from 2030. The Greens/EFA call on the EU Commission to present a proposal for EU-wi…
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Seascape with corals / Unsplash
Seascape with corals / Unsplash
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Historic results for biodiversity in COP15

After four years of discussion, more than 190 states finally adopted, Monday, December 19 in Canada, a historic agreement to tackle the gigantic challenge of the collapse of nature.