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Young climate activists protesting taxonomy
Opinion |

Climate activists: The EU Taxonomy is a financial and environmental threat to younger generations and we will not accept it

Late last year, the Commission published a draft for a new law on sustainable investments and quietly tried to include gas and nuclear power. Sneaking dirty energy onto a list of sustainable investments is the worst kind of greenwashing. We told the EU Commission that we do not want their dirty present.
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Commission’s new energy package vague & falls short of Green Deal

The European Commission presented its legislative package on European Energy Policy. Among the proposed measures are tools for the decarbonisation of the European gas market and the creation of a hydrogen market, definition of low CO2 hydrogen, the so-called low carbon gasses, a regulation to reduce methane emissions and the revision of t…
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©jason-blackeye
Wind Turbines on snowy hills
Event |

Ask us anything (on climate)

Tuesday 14 December is going to be a big day for climate in the EU: On this day the European Commission will publish a big chuck of legislative proposals on Fit for 55, the European climate package. Our MEPs Jutta Paulus, Marie Toussant & Bas Eickhout are ready for your questions.
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Press release |

Greens/EFA urge Member States to better tackle buildings' carbon emissions and energy poverty

Ahead of the release of the European Commission’s legislative revision of the implementation report on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and this plenary week's debate and vote on the current Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the Greens/EFA are calling for more ambition in its scope. The EPBD will have a far ra…
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Belarus OUT (Photo by Leonid Shcheglov / BELTA / AFP)
A picture taken on November 8, 2021 shows migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region.
News |

Plenary Flash 13-16 December 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the measures to tackle the situation on the Belarusian borders, the Digital Market Act, the situation at the Ukrainian border, gender-based cyberviolence, sexual and reproductive health and rights in Poland, the rule of law in Slovenia, ...
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Press release |

Taxonomy: Greens/EFA warn against greenwashing

The European Commission formally adopted the first delegated act on the list of criteria for sustainable investment, "Taxonomy". Greens/EFA call on the Commission not to let investments in gas and nuclear power pass as sustainable. Greenwashing and the Green Deal do not go together.
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Event |

Overcoming the COP26 Gaps: A Transformed EU External Action for a Climate-Just World

The event will present the findings of an E3G report commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament. The study shows how the European Green Deal can be mobilised to secure an EU foreign policy aligned with the Paris Agreement and capable of accelerating the transition towards a climate-just world for all.
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Publication |

Paris aligned EU external action for a climate just world for all

The study - commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament - shows how the European Green Deal can be mobilised to secure an EU foreign policy aligned with the Paris Agreement and capable of accelerating the transition towards a climate-just world for all.
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News |

Debriefing of the November plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), 2022 budgetary procedure, the outcome of the COP26 in Glasgow, the critical materials INI report, taxonomy, condemning Police Violence against Romani people, the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Belarus debate and address by Sviatlana Tsikhanousk…
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Press release |

EU Industry must play its part in tackling climate change

MEPs have today debated the outcome of the COP26 conference on climate change that took place recently in Glasgow. EFA MEP Piernicola Pedicini spoke in the debate where European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans was also present.   Pedicini called for the EU to ensure that ind...