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A devastating impact on forests

Factsheet on EU-Mercosur trade agreement - There is deep concern among experts that the deal will increase deforestation in the Mercosur region. Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina are among the top ten countries with the highest deforestation rates. In Brazil, the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has surged to a 12-year high in 2020
Greens/EFA
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Weak climate targets risks undermining European Green Deal

Negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission reached an agreement on the European Climate Law. The sticking point in the negotiations was the emission reductions target for 2030, which now stands at net 55%. This equates to only 52.8% of direct emissions reductions when excluding carbon sinks. The Parl…
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Sustainable investment criteria released but uphill battle continues to exclude gas & nuclear

The European Commission has presented its criteria for sustainable investments, following the Taxonomy Regulation that was negotiated by Greens/EFA MEP Bas Eickhout in late 2019 and approved by the Parliament in June 2020. The criteria released today provides more insight into how sustainable financial products can be labelled and allows …
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EU Climate Law

This is a crucial moment for the EU Climate Law negotiations. But some negotiators want to rush a deal at the costs of our climate. Help us achieve the best deal - send a tweet to your minister.
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EU Environment Council and climate law

EU Environment Ministers will discuss the on-going negotiations around the European Climate Law. Trilogue negotiations with the European Parliament and Council are stalling, the Council has so far rejected an independent scientific climate council, as demanded by the European Parliament, and is blocking progress on the 2030 emissions targ…
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The case for a European Climate Change Council

Why we need a European Climate Change Council to ensure the European Climate Law works.
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Free pass to pollute holds future of industry & planet hostage

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a new Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. For the Greens/EFA group, the introduction of a fair carbon border adjustment mechanism should not only honour our climate commitments but also to help to rebuild a secure and innovative European industrial base that generates new jobs. The revenues f…
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Climate action will bring over one million new jobs

The new study: The 2030 Climate Target - How more climate action boosts the economy, commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament calculates that there could be over one million new jobs in the renewable energy and e-mobility sectors, if 60% of emissions reduction targets are met. The Greens/EFA group are calling for em…
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Achieving 60% emission reductions by 2030

This study from Cambridge Econometrics analyses impacts of increased climate action in the EU27 using a macroeconomic model. The key questions are: is an increase to a 60% GHG reduction target possible? What could be key policy elements? What would be the economic and employment effects of meeting this target?
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The European Pillar of Social Rights: the tool for a just climate transition?

Experts from civil society will discuss and put key questions to Greens/EFA MEPs Mounir Satouri and Kim van Sparrentak.