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Study |

The future of online advertising

Our digital world today is recording and tracking user’s every move, creating detailed profiles of users to show them relevant adverts targeted at their interests. It has not always been this way in the online world. This report explores concerns surrounding the practice of tracking-based advertising today and examines in detail the most …
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Credit : Andres Oliveira - Dreamstime
Picture with money and growing plants
Study |

Nature as an asset class: the new EU financial market on biodiversity destruction

This report by Frédéric Hache aims to explain the concept of ‘natural capital’ as a new framing of nature in which it is considered as a list of services benefiting humans. It also explains what biodiversity offset markets are, how they were developed and how they could look in the European context. Finally, it explores alternatives to th…
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Letter |

OECD minimum corporate tax rate negotiations

Ahead of the Plenary meeting of the OECD Inclusive Framework where countries are expected to agree on a final tax deal to impose a minimum effective tax rate on the largest multinationals, the Greens/EFA Group urges the countries around the table to not bend to the pressure of tax havens and raise the bar of the final agreement. A strong…
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Letter |

An ecological approach to connectivity

Ahead of the publication of the Path to the Digital Decade Policy Programme, Greens/EFA want to raise the Commission's attention on the importance for the digital transition to promote the green transition. It is essential that the European Commission adopt measures that will include an ecological approach to connectivity, make an efficie…
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Letter |

A New and European Bauhaus to Face the Climate Crisis

The Commission's NEB initiative can give a pivotal contribution to the fight against the climate emergency, but only if it follows guiding principles such as sustainability, transdisciplinarity and inclusivity and if it is genuinely European. As Greens/EFA MEPs we give the Commission indications of tangible goals to achieve in order to do…
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Photo European Union
State of the Union debate
Letter |

Fit for 55 in light of IPCC report

The Greens/EFA Group has written to the Commission President and Vice-President Frans Timmermans calling for a massive step up in the pace of concrete climate action.
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Picture credit : Ari Beser - ICAN
Cover picture of the Treaty on the proliferation of nuclear weapons
Study |

A fresh breeze for nuclear disarmament in Europe?

With this study, we look to open up and renew the debate in the European Union on nuclear disarmament, at a time when the EU struggles to find its voice. The authors - Dr Erästö, Dr Meier, Dr Kütt and Maren Vieluf - succeed in opening new paths to explore for the EU to play a meaningful role in nuclear disarmament.
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Letter |

Letter to President von der Leyen on Poland's recovery plan

Greens/EFA MEPs sent a letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Poland's Recovery Plan.
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Windmills during daytime / CC0 karsten-wurth
Windmills during daytime / CC0 karsten-wurth
Study |

Break out of the silo

As the results of the impact assessment evaluation of the Farm to Fork strategy conducted by the European Commission are under way, this study aims at providing a sound knowledge base of scientific evidence on the current socio-economic, health and environmental impacts of the current EU agricultural models.
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Cargo ship leaving Port Chalmers, New Zealand / CC0 Nareeta Martin
Cargo ship leaving Port Chalmers, New Zealand / CC0 Nareeta Martin
Study |

Seeking Progress Towards Climate-Supportive Trade

Greening the EU trade policy is an absolute requirement to achieve the emission reduction targets the EU has given itself. Trade agreements shape the economic relation between countries for decades to come, decades during which both the EU and NZ economy will have to be profoundly transformed. We cannot afford business as usual.