Press Release: Read our newly launched Climate Emergency Manifesto

GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.

OPP Meeting Summary: Agriculture & Fisheries Council – CAP post-2020 legislative proposals (15 April 2019)

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Event: EERA JP E3S Conference on “Pathways to Carbon Neutrality” (Brussels, 8 May 2019)

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Press Release: Climate activist Greta Thunberg urges MEPs to put words into action

The 16-year old Swede, who inspired the worldwide “School Strike For Climate” movement, addressed MEPs in an Environment Committee meeting in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Reply to National Parliament: Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Senát (CZ) – COM(2018) 773 final

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Press Release: 10 priority measures to save the climate – Greta Thunberg in the European Parliament

Today, Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, will address the Environmental Committee of the European Parliament from 14:00 to 15:00. As an answer to the requests of the climate movement, the Greens/EFA group presents today 10 priority measures to save the climate including measures how to finance the transition.

UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (15 April 2019)

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Press Release: Power sector leads the way decarbonising the Irish energy sector

Ireland has successfully advanced the transformation of its energy sector, led primarily by the power sector. In 2017, about a quarter of the country’s total power generation came from wind power, the third highest share among all 30 IEA member countries, according to the latest review of Ireland’s energy policies by the International Energy Agency.

UPDATED – Joint Declaration of the Ministers of Agriculture of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia on the Renewable Energy Directive post 2020

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Event: 12th SET Plan Conference (Bucharest, 12-14 June 2019)

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Agenda: Working Party on Energy (16 April 2019)

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Press Release: Factsheet – The Juncker Commission Delivers on its Energy Union Priority

The Energy Union project was conceived by the Juncker Commission which set out to give EU consumers secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy, by overhauling European energy and climate systems and policies. It also committed to make the EU the world leader in renewable energy. Four years on, the Energy Union is a reality and the EU has set course to become a climate neutral economy, whilst maintaining its global competitiveness and creating growth and jobs.

Draft Council conclusions on the Future of Energy Systems in the Energy Union designed to ensure the clean energy transition and the achievement of energy and climate objectives post-2020

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Commission Staff Working Document: Progress in Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation 2018

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Press Release: Sweden is a leader in the energy transition, according to latest IEA country review

Sweden is a global leader in building a low-carbon economy, with the lowest share of fossil fuels in its primary energy supply among all IEA member countries, and the second-lowest carbon-intensive economy.

Updated – Agenda: Coreper 2 Meeting (11 April 2019)

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Agenda: EP ENVI Committee Extraordinary Meeting (16 April 2019)

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Communication from the Commission: A more efficient and democratic decision making in EU energy and climate policy

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Event: How Do National Energy Policies Fit Into EU Decarbonisation Plans? (Brussels, 15 May 2019)

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Agenda: Commission expert group on climate change policy (main group) (10 April 2019)

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Agenda: Commission Expert Group on Trade and Sustainable Development (main group) (30 April 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda highlights: Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (5-6 April 2019)

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Briefing: Climate Change

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on 28 March urged governments worldwide to come to the UN summit on climate in September 2019 with concrete plans to boost action against global warming. The call followed the publication of the annual report on climate change by the World Meteorological Organization, which warned about the dire consequences of the continued rise of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In the same month, hundreds of thousands of students and pupils in 120 countries have sought to draw politicians’ attention to climate change by walking out of classes to stage repeated street protests.

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