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Climate Justice Now Protest Sign
Opinion |

CLIMATE JUSTICE AT COP26? Why we need an intersectional approach to climate activism

The climate crisis is affecting some parts of the planet more than others. But especially those most affected people and areas are not represented adequately at the COP in Glasgow. Continue reading to find out why intersectionality and representation at COP26 matters.
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©Jainav 46
Opinion |

Let’s clean up finance in Glasgow

Bas Eickhout
Opinion by Bas Eickhout
Taking the Paris Agreement seriously means immediately stopping public and private finance for fossil fuel activities. Every cent spent on fossil fuel infrastructure hinders the transition towards a climate neutral economy and carries a major risk of becoming a stranded asset in the near future.
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Policy Paper |

Greens/EFA demands for COP26

  These are the Greens/EFA’s demands for the COP26 in Glasgow:   We have to keep the 1.5 pathway within reach. Most countries’ emissions are still rising – this trend needs to be reversed. All countries and all sectors must urgently raise their ambi...
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Vaccine contracts/transparency:

Since January 2021, the Greens/EFA Group has been working to secure the right to access to information in the context of vaccine contracts between the European Commission and vaccine manufacturers. After months of correspondence between the Greens/EFA and Commission, during which the Commission did not agree to provide transparent access …
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EU Parliament sues EU Commission before the European Court of Justice

The European Parliament today, as called for by the Greens/EFA Group, proceeded with legal action against the European Commission for failing to uphold European law, under Article 265 of the treaties. Pursuing legal action had already been approved by the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, which made it a condition of the…
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Opinion |

The Future Is Happening Now. We can still fix it.

Pär Holmgren
Opinion by Pär Holmgren
As tens of thousands of people in every big city march for climate justice, world leaders, ministers and other political delegates are getting ready to pack their bags to attend the climate conference in Glasgow, COP26. Call on them to keep the 1.5° C target within reach
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Glass buildings
Press release |

Commission proposals not enough to green banking sector

The European Commission's latest proposal to reform banking regulation, inline with international agreements on banking regulation (Basel III). The revisions to the Capital Requirements Directive and Capital Requirements Regulation are aimed at preserving financial stability by addressing the systematic underestimation of risks, and ensur…
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Sign Riace marina
Opinion |

Solidarity is not a crime - We stand with Mimmo Lucano for a refugee policy of solidarity and humanity

Damien Carême
Opinion by Damien Carême
We, Members of the European Parliament give our support to Mimmo Lucano. We salute his noble fight for a dignified reception of those seeking refuge.
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Solar Panels School Project
Opinion |

Just transition in the regions - how renewable energy can create jobs and benefit local communities

Niklas Nienass
Opinion by Niklas Nienass
Renewable energy sources create jobs and economic activity covering a much wider area than conventional energy industries. With clever regional policy, we can maximise the positive impact and create a just transition that serves local communities instead of big business.
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European Union
Tatjana Zdanoka
News |

Petitions Committee Vice-Chair will not take part in fact-finding mission to Spain

Greens/EFA MEP and First Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Petitions Committee Tatjana Ždanoka has announced that she will not take part in the Committee's forthcoming fact-finding visit to Spain. In a letter, Ms Ždanoka said that she finds it 'unacceptable' to take part. ...