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Nairobi results

Despite some achievements on technical issues, the progress made in ensuring continuity of climate policy framework is a disappointment. The sense of urgency does not seem to get reflected in these discussions apart from some plenary interventions.
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Greens/EFA meeting in Nairobi

The Greens are organising an event in the European Union Pavilion in Nairobi in the context of the UN conference on climate change. Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2004 Wangari Maathai will take part in the conference.
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Aviation and climate change

Today the European Parliament votes on a new air traffic management system for Europe (SESAR). This system must also play a role in limiting climatic impact of aviation.
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Climate change talks in Nairobi

The UN Climate Change Summit in Nairobi (9-17 November) enters its second week. The first days of the talks were rather disappointing due to the slow pace of progress. Frustration is growing among the representatives of the 190 countries taking part in the conference.
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Cities, towns and citizens of Europe, actively committed to the prevention of climate change

Climate change is an indisputable truth recognised by the international scientific community. The UN Conference in Nairobi constitutes a new opportunity and there is not much more time left to make governments adopt immediate and ambitious measures and commitments to stop and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing global war…
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"Empowering people for sustainable energy"

Our conference "Empowering people for sustainable energy" encountered great success. A very large audience had the chance to share the launch of the "Vision Scenario for the European Union" on energy and climate change.
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EU Kyoto targets

The latest projections of the European environment agency, released on Friday 27 October, show that the EU-15 member states will meet thei joint greenhouse gas reduction target. But it will rely on some countries using carbon sink accounting to adjust their emission figures.
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World economy faces ruin from climate change

Climate change could push the world into the worst recession since the Great Depression, with many countries facing economic ruin, a comprehensive British report, the "Stern report", on the effects of global warming warns today.
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Greens/EFA Conference

The Greens in the European Parliament invite you to their conference which will bring together stakeholders from local authorities, businesses and NGOs. The launch of a "Green scenario for energy and transport policy in Europe" will be at the core of this event.
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EU Trade Policy goes Asia, or bananas?

There is serious concern in the EU at the pace of globalisation and the potential implications on employment and even economic survival in some regions. The disturbing response of the Commission to this is that the EU must get for complete competition with China and the emerging Asian economic powers if the European Social Model is to sur…