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Women in a climate march/ CC0 hello-i-m-nik
Opinion |

Get active for the climate this summer

Get active for the climate this summer: join us at a climate camp near you! Climate camps are used for nonviolent action for people to meet, train, exchange ideas and strategize for climate action.
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coal mining garzweiler
Press release |

Parliament endorses call for systemic change as well as deadlines for ending harmful subsidies

With a large majority, the Parliament adopted its negotiating position with Council on the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030 (the ‘8th EAP’). The report, led by Greens/EFA rapporteur Grace O’Sullivan, strengthens the Commission’s proposal significantly. Strong emphasis is placed on the need for a just transition, inclu…
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Event |

Online Event: For a Green recovery!

It has been almost a year since the European Council agreed on the Next Generation EU, a €750 billion recovery effort to help the EU tackle the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We see this event as an opportunity to share the Green proposals and practices to make the best use of the great potential of the RRF for the recovery and t…
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Press release |

French Council of State rules against government for inaction on climate

The French Council of State has just rule against the French government for climate inaction in a landmark legal case, initiated by Greens/EFA MEP Damien Carême.
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Opinion |

Short haul flights are a luxury the planet can’t afford

Ciarán Cuffe
Opinion by Ciarán Cuffe
Aviation is exempt from paying fuel tax and receives massive benefits in public funding, despite being the most polluting form of transport. It’s the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gases, in large part caused by unnecessary short-haul flights. It’s time to stop aviation’s preferential treatment and invest in sustainable travel, writ…
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©ante-hamersmit
Airplane contrails
Letter |

Alternatives to short-haul flights in the European Union

Considering that within the EU, a significant amount of short-haul flights are cross-border, that their environmental impact is significant, and that in many instances there are sustainable alternatives, we believe the Commission should take action to inform consumers, and help and motivate them in making more sustainable choices.
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EU flags in front of Commission building
Letter |

Greens/EFA letter to Ms Von der Leyen and Mr Timmermans on Fit for 2030 package

For the Greens/EFA, the launch of the “Fit for 2030 Package” will be a make or break moment for the implementation of the European Green Deal. It is now time to turn objectives and strategies into binding legislation, to honour our climate and energy commitments, to live up to the European Green Deal’s oath to ‘do no harm’ and to ensure a…
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Tractor
Press release |

CAP: Agreement falls far short of Green Deal goals

Negotiations were concluded on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the years 2023 to 2027. The agreement by representatives of the European Parliament, Council and Commission falls far short of the promises of the Green Deal to use less pesticides, protect the environment, climate and biodiversity and to promote organic farming. The …
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© Thomas Mounsey
Global Warming Metaphor Thomas Mounsey
Press release |

European Climate Law: Not enough to meet Paris climate targets

MEPs will vote on the first ever European Climate Law. The main tenet of the European Climate Law is the target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. This calculation, however, includes carbon sinks such as forests and wetlands. If these natural CO2 reservoirs are deducted, the climate target shrinks to only 52.8%. The climat…
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Opinion |

The new European Climate Law breaks the EU’s Paris Agreement promises

Michael Bloss
Opinion by Michael Bloss
The compromise climate target in the EU Climate Law will not meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. We can’t endorse a climate law that breaks all our climate promises, writes Micha Bloss MEP, Greens/EFA negotiator on the European Climate Law.