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World still not on track towards 1.5 degrees target

The 27th World Climate Conference (COP27) ended with a step forward on the dispute topic of loss and damage, but no progress on credible steps to keep the world below 1.5°C global warming. The Greens/EFA welcome the agreement on the establishment of a fund for loss and damages caused by climate change in the most vulnerable countries. How…
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20 years after the Prestige accident: analysis of maritime safety in Europe

This event will look at the environmental and economic impact & social reaction to the “Prestige” oil spill accident on the Galician coast, other cases of marine pollution in Europe and propose a European analysis.
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Debriefing of the October II plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included COP27, rule of law and media freedom in Malta, alternative fuel infrastructure, general budget for the EU for 2023, Frontex discharge 2020, social and economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis package
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Plenary Flash - 17-20 October 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: COP27, rule of law and media freedom in Malta, alternative fuel infrastructure, general budget for the EU for 2023, Frontex discharge 2020, social and economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the introduction of a windfall tax
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Press release |

Support Ukraine with courage, tackle energy crisis with decisiveness

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave her State of the European Union address. In the annual address, she presented emergency measures in response to the energy crisis as well as expressed continued support for Ukraine.
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Press release |

Food cannot be fuel for Europe’s aeroplanes

The European Parliament will vote on an expanded definition of Sustainable Aviation Fuels or “SAFs”, which includes unsustainable feedstocks such as palm oil distillate and some food crops. The expanded definition is opposed by major European airlines, several Member States, and the Greens/EFA Group.
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Press release |

European Parliament fails to vote down the Taxonomy

Members of the European Parliament voted on the objection to the European Commission's delegated act on the Taxonomy Regulation. The absolute majority required for a rejection was not reached, and the delegated act was adopted. The governments of Austria and Luxembourg have announced that they will challenge the decision of the Commission…
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News |

Plenary Flash - 4-7 July 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: Not our Taxonomy, the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, the state of abortion rights, Alice Bah Kuhnke's report on intersectionality, minimum tax, windfall tax, Viola von Cramon's report on Kosovo, and sustainable aviation.
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Press release |

MEPs reject classification of nuclear power and gas as sustainable

A cross-party alliance voted down the European Commission's proposal to label gas and nuclear energy as sustainable. The vote took place in both the Environment (ENVI) and the Economic and Monetary Affairs committees (ECON). The resolution voted on today is expected to be voted on during the July plenary. The Greens/EFA Group calls on all…
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MEPs vote to end combustion engine by 2035

The automotive sector can, and should be one of the fastest sectors to decarbonise. The solutions are there and manufacturers are already racing to invest. The industry needs certainty. The European Parliament has shown clear support for the car industry to go fully electric by 2035.