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Global warming

Latest findings by the US NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) show that CO2 levels in the atmopshere now stand at 387 ppm, up almost 40% since the industrial revolution and the highest for at least the last 650,000 years!
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Chernobyl Day

At the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster on 26 April 2008, the Greens take part in the international day of action against nuclear energy. The project to complete reactor 3 and 4 in Mochovce, Slovakia is one of our key concern.
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Open letter to Mr Barroso on anti-discrimination Directive

Dear Mr BarrosoNext year there will be European elections and a new Commission and Parliamentwill be formed. It seems that it cannot come quickly enough for you. The ambition with which you started your work as Commission President has dampened. For years you have delayed the decision making on a ge...
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Climate protection: act locally!

Each day municipalities make decisions which will protect, or not, our climate. Switch to green power, investments in eco-buildings or insulation of older buildings, development of local soft mobility schemes: local actors can make key contributions in tackling climate change!
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Conference documentation

Sbilanciamoci - Budgeting for the future, building another Europe (pdf)What is the Global Marshall Plan – a Global Contract? (pdf) A Global Contract (ppt)A General Financial Transaction Tax (pdf)A General Financial Transaction Tax (summary - pdf)A General Financial Transaction Tax (ppt)...
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EU transport policies

Four years after EU enlargement and almost 20 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, rail connections to eastern Europe are still in a bad state. Today it takes 60 hours to travel by train from Berlin to Tallinn while in 1935 it only took 27 hours!
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Agrofuel target

The EEA scientific committee made public an opinion on the environmental impact of agrofuel use in Europe. It recommends a new, comprehensive study on the subject and a suspension of the 10% taget of agrofuels in transport by 2020.
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Carbon emissions

A latest study by the US "Earth Policy Institute" shows that worldwide CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are accelerating rapidly. Emissions grew 3.1% a year between 2000 and 2006, more than twice the rate of growth during the 1990s!
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Climate Package

Today and tomorrow the committees for Environment on one hand and for Energy on the other hand start the talks of the MEPs on the Commission's proposals. The new directives on renewables, the Emission Trading Scheme or Carbon Capture and Storage will be among the heated debates.
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Upcoming events

Several events will be organised in the coming months in the frame of the Greens/EFA climate campaign. Among them a hearing on biodiversity and climate change, a conference on the topic of "climate refugees" and anoter one dealing with tourism and climate change.