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#COP25 – #EUOceanDay highlights the role of oceans in tackling climate change globally

#COP25 – #EUOceanDay highlights the role of oceans in tackling climate change globally

| December 9, 2019

The European Commission organized an EU Ocean Day during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), which is currently taking place in Madrid (Spain) until 13 December. Healthy oceans are a priority in the fight against climate change. The EU Ocean Day highlighted the role of science in policy-making and the opportunities provided by oceans in […]

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Commission ‘misses opportunity to halt #Dolphin and #Porpoise deaths this winter’

Commission ‘misses opportunity to halt #Dolphin and #Porpoise deaths this winter’

| December 9, 2019

The European Commission has said that it will not take emergency measures this winter to tackle the death of dolphins caught in fishing nets.  Last winter, around 1,200 cetaceans – almost all identified as common dolphins – washed ashore along the French Atlantic coast. 85% of these dolphins died after being caught up in fishing nets. […]

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#Emissions from planes and ships: Facts and figures 

#Emissions from planes and ships: Facts and figures 

| December 6, 2019

Greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation have more than doubled over the past two decades, while those from shipping have also increased.  Although international aviation and shipping each account for less than 3.5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions, they have been the fastest growing sources of emissions that contribute to climate change. This is […]

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What’s behind the decline in #Bees and other #Pollinators

What’s behind the decline in #Bees and other #Pollinators

| December 5, 2019

Find out what pollinators are, why they are important and why they are declining. In recent years, beekeepers have reported colony losses, especially in Western EU countries such as France, Belgium, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. However, with many parts of the world, including the US, Russia and Brazil experiencing the same problem, […]

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MEPs call for a reduction in #Pesticides to protect #Bees

MEPs call for a reduction in #Pesticides to protect #Bees

| December 4, 2019

Further reducing use of pesticides, more funds for research and better monitoring are urgently needed to save the EU’s bees, says the Environment Committee. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution highlighting weaknesses in the EU Pollinator Initiative that render it inadequate to address the main causes of pollinators’ […]

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#Biodiversity – MEPs call for legally binding targets, as for climate change

#Biodiversity – MEPs call for legally binding targets, as for climate change

| December 4, 2019

Next year’s UN biodiversity conference, the COP15, should be the biodiversity equivalent of the Paris agreement on climate change, says the Environment Committee. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution setting out their proposals for Parliament’s position for the UN biodiversity conference to be held in autumn next year. […]

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#UNClimateConference in Madrid: President von der Leyen presents climate ambitions to world leaders

#UNClimateConference in Madrid: President von der Leyen presents climate ambitions to world leaders

| December 3, 2019

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) represented the European Commission at the UN Climate Conference (COP25) on her first day in office (2 December), delivering a speech in the opening Leaders’ Session. President von der Leyen said in her speech: “In ten days from now, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal. […]

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