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.

Press Release: Review of the EU Forest Strategy: Council conclusions

The Council today adopted a set of conclusions on the progress achieved in the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy and on a new strategic framework for forests. The conclusions follow the publication of a Commission report in December 2018, which reviewed the role played by the strategy in its first five years of life.

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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Speeches by Commissioners at the High-Level Conference on the Future of Work

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‘I/A’ Item note: Draft Council Conclusions on the progress on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy and on a new strategic framework for forests

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UPDATED – Circular Economy Mission to Singapore and Malaysia (5-12 June 2019)

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Press Release: Climate and social justice belong together

During the Future of Europe debate with the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in the European Parliament this afternoon, Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA group called upon the Prime Minister to defend climate and social justice in the European Union.

Blog: Piloting the way to clean oceans – Violeta Bulc and Karmenu Vella

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Press release: Better planning and methods needed to restore nature

Maintaining natural capital is vital for the function of our societies and people’s well-being. A new briefing from the European Environment Agency (EEA), published today, analyses how to plan for green infrastructure and ecosystem restoration, which in turn can enhance biodiversity, support green economy and create job opportunities.

UPDATED – Agenda: Environment Council (5 March 2019)

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Agenda: Meeting of the Committee of the Regions SEDEC Commission (2 April 2019)

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Press Release: A climate neutral economy will give the European renewable energy industry a global competitive advantage

The second High-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Forum took place in Brussels on 18th March at the European Commission headquarters building, the Berlaymont. Opened by Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, it was attended by a group of 22 CEOs, industry leaders, and representatives from international organisations.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Debate on Climate change (13 March 2019)

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Motion for a Resolution: EP ENVI Committee on the strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris Agreement

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UPDATED – Motion for a Resolution: EP ITRE Committee on a European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy

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Remarks by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

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Event: Plant Based Summit (Lyon, France, 22 – 24 May 2019)

In May 2019, Plant Based Summit will launch its 5th edition in Lyon, with an even sharpened positioning on the innovation, the co-development and its operational implementation for the necessary deployment of bio-based products. It will be the opportunity for the participants to contribute to the evolution of plant-based, green and sustainable chemistry.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI/ECON Committee – Vote on Establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (11 March 2019)

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Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 as regards EU Climate Transition Benchmarks and EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks

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Press Release: S&Ds condemn conservative give away towards the finance-industrial lobby

The S&D Group voted last night in the economic and monetary affairs committee against a narrow-gauged liberal-conservative proposal on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment, while the Greens abstained as well as the EPP rapporteur.

Press Release: What does it mean for a business to be green?

Three years after the international community pledged to limit global temperature rises caused by greenhouse gas emissions to no more than 2C and if possible to a more ambitious 1.5C, climate change is broadly acknowledged as one of the key risks to financial stability. Among ambitious responses is the European Commission’s plan to motivate European business to go carbon neutral by 2050.

But what is still needed is a generally accepted measurement of business greenness.

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