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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
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Debriefing of the July Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Nature Restauration Law above all, but also files of the Fit for 55 package, Industrial Emissions Directive, Search and rescue in the Mediterranean, Ecodesign Regulation, and more to discover.
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Ana miranda calls for more resources to fight the drought

EFA MEP Ana Miranda intervened today in the debate held in Strasburg to discuss the water scarcity and droughts just before the beginning of the summer season in Europe. She warned that the climate emergency is affecting the amount of rainfall in Galiza and causing a negative impact on the agriculture sector.
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Industrial farming seen from above / CCO no one cares
Industrial farming seen from above / CCO no one cares
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EPP and Renew align with far-right extremists against nature restoration

A majority of EPP, Renew and right-wing populists in the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee rejected the European Commission's proposal for a Directive on Nature Restoration. The rejection is part of an ideological right-wing campaign against the Green Deal and key legislation to protect the climate and conserve natural resources.
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Night train map Europe
Night train map Europe
Opinion |

Night trains are coming back! Is travel finally going green in 2023?

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg
Opinion by Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg
New night train connections are popping up all over Europe. Why are they so crucial for the European mobility transition? How can we make them more accessible for everyone? And how can you book your next journey? Read more to find out.
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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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Smoking chimney in Poland
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EP approves biggest reform to reduce CO2 emissions in Europe

A majority of the Members of the European Parliament gave their final approval on the results of the trilogues on the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) and Social Climate Find (SCF). The reform will incentivise the energy and industrial sectors to fully decarbonize.
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Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
Opinion |

The Fit for 55 package - updates

The Fit for 55 package to become climate neutral by 2050 will be voted from June to October plenary. Follow here for green updates and reactions.
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MEPS demand ban on extreme greenhouse gases

The European Parliament has voted to end Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases, or F-gases, extreme greenhouse gases that are often many thousands of times stronger than CO2. These gases are found in refrigerators, air conditioners, heat pumps or the high-voltage grid, among other things.
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Renewable Energy Directive

Greens/EFA shadow Ville Niinistö will participate in the scheduled final negotiations (“trilogue”) on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The main divisive items on the table are the headline ambition target for renewable energy and the sustainability framework for bioenergy.
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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.