GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.
Update – presentations from the above event are available.
New guidance developed by the European Commission on green public procurement (GPP) and selected best practice from the public sector will be presented and discussed during this webinar.
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.
Innovative agricultural practices could have a positive impact on Europe’s environmental future and the adoption of these methods by sustainability-conscious farmers is becoming increasingly common.
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.
These new provisions will make the buildings of the future greener and more comfortable, making them consume less energy. Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU.
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.
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a Polish scheme to support high-efficiency cogeneration and reduced surcharges to finance the scheme for energy-intensive users. It also opened an investigation into reduced surcharges to finance Poland’s capacity mechanism.
The EU is making road transport cleaner by setting strict new carbon dioxide emissions standards for cars and light commercial vehicles. This will bring the EU closer to achieving its climate targets, and will make sure that car manufacturers contribute to the greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts.
Biomass is a renewable alternative to fossil fuels, but as a recently published JRC report has demonstrated, finding an equilibrium between the benefits and the possible negative impacts the increased use of biomass might have on the environment, is vital.