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Plenary Flash 22-26 November 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU budget for 2022, the outcome of COP26, a European strategy for critical raw materials, ...
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Commission proposal welcome but more needed to protect ecosystems & human rights

The Commission published its legislative proposal on reducing the risks of deforestation and forest degradation associated with all products on the EU market. The proposal is part of the package on soil, waste shipment and deforestation and it will require companies to ensure that their products sold in the EU do not come from areas where…
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© Thomas Mounsey
Global Warming Metaphor Thomas Mounsey
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Promises must be met with climate action this decade

Talks at the COP26 UN Climate Conference have resulted in a series of ill-defined promises and announcements, insufficient to keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C. We are still far from reducing our global emissions by 45% by 2030. The Greens/EFA Group also criticises the last-minute change submitted by China and India to further wea…
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Gas pipeline
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Commission list of Project of Common Interest will further lock EU into fossil energy

The European Commission has published the 5th list of Project of Common Interest (PCI)  on cross border energy infrastructures. While COP26 is in full swing, the European Commission is proposing to develop and eventually fund fossil gas projects. The Greens/EFA group calls for the rejection of this list and for alternative projects that …
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Gas pipeline
Policy Paper |

Alternatives to gas projects on the 5th PCI are possible

In the middle of COP26, here is a Green/EFA proposal to replace fossil gas projects with projects to achieve a 100% renewable based energy system. Alternative projects aligned with EU climate targets are available!
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#COP26 - Not a moment to waste

The UN Climate Conference #COP26 starts today in Glasgow, Scotland! We know what we need to do. Scientists have been clear about it for over 30 years. But politicians have done too little, too late.
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100,000 people march for climate justice at COP26 in Glasgow

100,000 people marched in #Glasgow yesterday. 100,000 people demanding climate justice. 100,000 people demanding real climate action. The climate crisis is here. But so are we.
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Womens Climate Strike
Opinion |

Gender and COP26: Why the climate summit should be on every feminist’s agenda

Alice Bah Kuhnke
Opinion by Alice Bah Kuhnke
Gender justice cannot be sidelined when debating the future of our planet. It’s time for governments and institutions to take note, and put gender equality at the heart of any viable strategies on climate and ecology.
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The climate crisis is here - Part 1

Numerous typhoons in the Philippines, unpredictable droughts in Uganda and life-threatening floods in Belgium - The climate crisis and its devastating effects are now everywhere and undeniable. But it's the communities least responsible, that are most affected by climate change. These are just a few stories from the front-line of humanity…
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Climate March Sign 'There is no Planet B' / CC0 Markus Spiske
Climate March Sign 'There is no Planet B' / CC0 Markus Spiske
Opinion |

DAILY UPDATES FROM COP26

Alice Bah Kuhnke Ciarán Cuffe Jakop Dalunde Bas Eickhout Pär Holmgren Ville Niinistö Marie Toussaint Thomas Waitz
Opinion by Alice Bah Kuhnke & Ciarán Cuffe & Jakop Dalunde & Bas Eickhout & Pär Holmgren & Ville Niinistö & Marie Toussaint & Thomas Waitz
This year's UN Climate Change Conference #COP26 has officially started in #Glasgow. If you want to get the latest news from COP26, check out our live blog! Fridays for Future International climate activists and our MEPs will give you daily updates straight from Glasgow