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#CO2Emissions from cars: Facts and figures

#CO2Emissions from cars: Facts and figures

| March 25, 2019

Ever wondered how much CO2 is emitted by cars or whether electric vehicles really are a cleaner alternative? Check out these infographics to find out. Transport is responsible for nearly 30% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions, of which 72% comes from road transportation. As part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, the EU has set […]

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President Tajani: We must act now or there will be more #Plastic than #Fish in our #Oceans by 2050

President Tajani: We must act now or there will be more #Plastic than #Fish in our #Oceans by 2050

| March 21, 2019

A high-level conference on the future of the oceans was held in the European Parliament, attended by over 1,200 political leaders, researchers and experts in the field. In his keynote speech, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said: “Clean seas and coasts are a unique global economic, commercial and tourist resource. But if we do not […]

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Reducing #CarbonEmissions – EU targets and measures

Reducing #CarbonEmissions – EU targets and measures

| March 20, 2019

The EU is committed to drastically cutting harmful greenhouse gas emissions ©AP Images/European Union-EP Read what measures the European Union is taking to meet targets to reduce carbon emissions in different sectors in order to prevent climate change. To prevent dangerous climate change, the EU has committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least […]

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#ALDE pushes for an ambitious 2020 budget in the fight against #GlobalWarming

#ALDE pushes for an ambitious 2020 budget in the fight against #GlobalWarming

| March 19, 2019

The European Parliament, meeting in plenary session in Strasbourg, has adopted the orientations that it wishes to see taken by the European Commission for the preparation of the 2020 budget, the last exercise envisaged by the current Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). Since the Council took a considerable delay in agreeing on the future MMF from […]

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#ClimateChange – Parliament’s blueprint for long-term #CO2 cuts

#ClimateChange – Parliament’s blueprint for long-term #CO2 cuts

| March 19, 2019

Decarbonization is also an opportunity for industry, say MEPs© AP Images/European Union-EP MEPs outlined their ideas on the EU’s long-term emissions reduction strategy, in a resolution adopted last week. In a non-binding resolution, adopted with 369 votes to 116 and 40 abstentions, MEPs say that only two of the eight scenarios (“pathways”) proposed by the […]

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European Parliament hosts high-level conference on future of #Oceans

European Parliament hosts high-level conference on future of #Oceans

| March 18, 2019

The European Parliament will host a high-level conference tomorrow (19 March) that will bring together political leaders, researchers and experts to discuss the future of oceans. President Tajani will deliver a keynote speech at 16h45. Ahead of the conference, President Tajani said: “The European Parliament wants to give an immediate response to the millions of […]

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#EPP champions action to rebalance #FoodSupplyChain

#EPP champions action to rebalance #FoodSupplyChain

| March 13, 2019

“The EPP Group has championed calls from Europe’s farmers for EU action to tackle unfair trading practices in the food supply chain,” said Mairead McGuinness MEP, the Group’s chief negotiator on the report after the European Parliament adopted it on 12 March. EU wide-rules will protect suppliers like farmers and SMEs in the food chain […]

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