+++ Press background +++ The European Parliament, the European Commission and the EU Member States have reached an agreement […]
Climate & Energy
Three years ago, the EU played a major role in the Paris Agreement – it is time to bring that to life! After all, the goals set are still far too low to meet the international law obligations from this agreement. The historical emissions of the EU are not even taken into account. The brakes and procrastinators are numerous and noisy – but every day that we let go of climate protection goes to waste our children and grandchildren.
Today, a broad majority of Members of the European Parliament have approved a strong negotiating mandate for the proposal to […]
Win-win for climate protection and energy sovereignty: the competent committees in the European Parliament vote for the extension of the EU Methane Regulation
The two competent committees in the European Parliament have just adopted a proposal for Parliament’s position in the negotiations with […]
Nature & biodiversity protection
The protection of biological diversity is often dismissed – even by the Greens – as an “orchid theme” (sic!). The network of different species in the ecosystems ensures our survival. It’s not just about a pretty flower – or an ugly toad – disappearing. Extinction is pretty much the ultimate on our planet. It’s about entire ecosystems collapsing.
The European Commission has presented a proposal for a further extension of the approval of glyphosate. Accordingly, the herbicide will […]
Monday, 18 September 2023, 12:00-14:00 CEST L42, Rue de la Loi 42, 1040 Brussels [Registration] Peatlands across the world are […]
Chemicals & Pesticides
Chemistry: for many greens a mysterious science, for me a good friend. The REACH legislation, at least partly a real GREEN success, has accompanied me for years of my professional life. Much of this directive is really good: for the first time, substances can be restricted in their use if there are better alternatives; the tens of thousands of “old substances” that were already on the market before the first chemicals law came into force in 1979 were finally examined; Consumers receive comprehensive information rights.
The European Parliament has just voted its position on the new regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases, so-called F-gases. F-gases are […]
The European Commission has just presented its work programme for 2023. After several postponements, the revision of the EU Chemicals […]