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Greens/EFA call on Council to abide by agreement and adopt the Corporate Sustainability and Due Diligence Directive

The Coreper is expected to vote on the trilogue outcome of the Corporate Sustainability and Due Diligence Directive negotiations. Several Member States, have signalled that they will not support the agreement. The Greens/EFA call on the Council to stand by its agreement and give the green light to the Due Diligence Directive.
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EU 2040 climate target: Green/EFA push for phasing out all fossil fuels to make the EU climate neutral by 2040

The Commission presented their proposed 2040 climate target for the EU. It includes a 90 percent reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2040. The Greens/EFA Group is calling for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions reduction by the year 2040. The Commission is expected to present draft legislation at a later stage.
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Catalonia's Water Crisis: A sobering call for Climate action

EFA President Jordi Solé intervened in plenary today on the dire situation Catalonia is. With water reserves plummeting to a precarious 16% in internal basins, emergency conditions have been imposed on 6 million inhabitants, marking a critical juncture in the battle against water scarcity in what is the biggest drought in history.
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Plenary Flash 5 - 8 February 2024

On the agenda this week: EU 2040 Climate Targets, Farmers’ Protests, Plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed, Allegations of Russian interference in the democratic processes of the European Union, and Rule of law and media freedom in Greece.
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Study |

Road to net zero

The collective extra-investment required to implement all decarbonisation measures needed to reach net zero by 2050 is estimated at €10 trillion, or an average of €360 billion per year. This study aims to contribute to ongoing debates within the EU regarding the efforts required to reach our common environmental targets
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making it green together illustration
Publication |

Making it green together!

This booklet is meant to give inspiration and encouragement for climate action on a local level, by people and for people all over Europe.
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Press release |

Parliament votes through historic deal that will drastically cut emissions from dangerous f-gases

"F-gases cause serious damage to our climate and undermine our efforts to bring down global temperature rises. This is a huge victory for the climate for the EU to phase out the use of f-gases, which are already doing serious harm to the planet." said Greens/EFA Rapporteur Bas Eickhout.
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Letter |

Greens/EFA demands EU Post-2030 Climate Targets

At COP28 in Dubai, the European Union has played a key role in delivering a successful conclusion of the first Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement. Greens/EFA now expect the European Commission to act upon these conclusions, and to accelerate emissions reduction on our path towards climate-neutrality by putting forward ambitious post-…
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News |

Plenary Flash 15-18 January 2024

On the agenda this week: Hungary: Frozen Funds, Israel/Gaza Conflict, Fiscal Rules & Economic Governance, Support needed for the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems to support sustainable fisheries, Plastic pellets and the impact on micro plastic pollution in the maritime and coastal habitats, F-Gases and Ozone Depleting Subst…
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News |

Debriefing of the December plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included European Council Summit, fiscal rules, COP28, rainbow families, Israel/Gaza, the Sakharov Prize, mental health and protection of consumers against addictive design of online services.