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Logo of the 70th anniversary of the European Parliament © European Union 2022 - Source : EP
Logo of the 70th anniversary of the European Parliament © European Union 2022 - Source : EP
News |

Debriefing of the November II Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Energy Charter Treaty, women on boards, biodiversity COP15, the rule of law and Human Rights, among others. Read more.
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© Thomas Mounsey
Global Warming Metaphor Thomas Mounsey
Press release |

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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©frederic-koberl´
European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash - 21-24 November 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: Asylum and migration including search and rescue, Hungary and the conditionality mechanism, women on boards, biodiversity COP15, budget 2023 and the protection of rainbow families.
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Event |

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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Heavy traffic
Press release |

Commission’s weak proposal risks decade of harm to EU health & environment

The European Commission presented its proposal for Euro 7 emission standards for motor vehicles as part of the Green Deal. The Greens/EFA Group criticises the weak proposal, which would allow further damage to public health and the environment.
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Photo by James Baltz on Unsplash
Tractor spreading fertiliser
Press release |

Ramping up and subsidising production of fertilisers will not solve the crisis

The Commission has published their Communication on Ensuring availability and affordability of fertilisers. However, it falls short and the Greens/EFA group is especially concerned with messages given to Member States to subsidise the fertiliser industry, and indirectly subsidising the Russian gas that fuels it.
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Video |

Polluters must pay for climate loss and damages in the Global South

The countries least responsible for this climate crisis are the ones suffering the most from climate change. At COP27, we need to agree on more climate financing to be paid to the most affected people and areas.
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Photo by Sorin Gheorghita on Unsplash
Traffic jam
Press release |

EU deal reached on phasing out internal combustion engine for cars by 2035

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Member States and European Commission agreed on CO2 emissions requirements for new cars and vans and for a phase-out of the sale of new combustion engines by 2035.
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Opinion |

Europe is on track for three degrees of global warming - COP27 is a wake-up call for the EU to do more

Michael Bloss
Opinion by Michael Bloss
At this rate, we are headed towards a 3 degrees hotter world. COP27 is a wake-up call for the EU to do more, now.
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Single tree in a desert landscape / CC0 Wolfgang Hasselmann
Single tree in a desert landscape / CC0 Wolfgang Hasselmann
Opinion |

Global South at COP27: "Those responsible for the climate crisis need to pay for our loss and damages"

Bas Eickhout
Opinion by Bas Eickhout
Loss and damage: COP27 is the chance for the global leaders to work together on ambitious climate goals and justice. We need to act now.