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European Parliament declares #ClimateEmergency

European Parliament declares #ClimateEmergency

| November 29, 2019

MEPs want immediate and ambitious action to limit effects of climate change”© 123RF/EU–EP  The EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, says Parliament. Ahead of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid 2-13 December, the Parliament on Thursday (28 November) approved a resolution declaring a climate and […]

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Hohlmeier: Fighting #ClimateChange is priority for the EU’s 2020 budget

Hohlmeier: Fighting #ClimateChange is priority for the EU’s 2020 budget

| October 15, 2019

Monika Hohlmeier  The EU’s budget for 2020 should include more climate action funding and higher investment in sustainable technologies, according to Monika Hohlmeier, Parliament’s budget negotiator. The Parliament will vote on its position for next year’s budget on 23 October. German EPP member Monika Hohlmeier, chair of the budgetary control committee, talks about her budget proposals: […]

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#ClimateProtesters tell #Carmakers ‘the party is over’

#ClimateProtesters tell #Carmakers ‘the party is over’

| September 16, 2019

Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt’s IAA car show on Saturday (14 September) to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government prepares to unveil climate protection measures, write Ilona Wissenbach and Joseph Nasr of Reuters. Police in Frankfurt said some 15,000, […]

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Britain’s #Climate advisers slam government progress, call for urgent action

Britain’s #Climate advisers slam government progress, call for urgent action

| July 11, 2019

Britain has failed to set sufficient policies to combat climate change and must act urgently to cut greenhouse gas emissions to meet its new net zero target, a report by the government’s climate advisers said on Wednesday (10 July), writes Susanna Twidale. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report comes after Britain last month became the […]

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Commission launches work on major research and innovation missions for #Cancer, #Climate, #Oceans and #Soil

Commission launches work on major research and innovation missions for #Cancer, #Climate, #Oceans and #Soil

| July 8, 2019

The European Commission has launched the work on five major research and innovation missions that will be part of Horizon Europe, which is the next framework programme (2021-2027) and has a proposed budget of €100 billion. The European research and innovation missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world, including […]

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EU responses to #ClimateChange

EU responses to #ClimateChange

| June 19, 2019

Climate change will affect everyone. Photo by Ezra Comeau-Jeffrey on Unsplash Fighting climate change is a priority for the Parliament. Below you will find details of the solutions the EU and the Parliament are working on. Limiting global warming: A matter of 2°C increase Average global temperatures have risen significantly since the industrial revolution and […]

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EU leaders must reset direction for Europe, starting with #ClimateCommitments, say #GUE_NGL

EU leaders must reset direction for Europe, starting with #ClimateCommitments, say #GUE_NGL

| May 10, 2019

As European leaders met in Sibiu on 9 May to discuss the priorities for Europe, GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer called for immediate changes to climate, migration and austerity policies. “We are asking the leaders of EU member states if they have learned any lessons from the climate crisis, the Brexit referendum, the rise of the extreme right […]

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