Online Event: “Living rivers instead of deadly floods – river restoration and flood protection now!

Monday 6th of September 2021, 7pm-9pm The whole event will be in German with English translation! +++Register here+++ We followed the flood disasters caused by the extreme rainfall in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia in July with horror. No one would have imagined that the water masses would reach seven-metre levels in some places. The destruction […]

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Let it flow – Remove barriers, restore river ecosystems

Webinar on the challenges for the EU nature restoration plan! Our rivers are in a bad state. According to the latest EEA’s State of the Water (https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/state-of-water), only 44% are in a good or high ecological state. Apart from chemical pollution (airborne or from waste water) or through nutrient deposition (from agriculture), built alterations are […]

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PRESS RELEASE: World Oceans Day: The biodiversity of our seas needs help!

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 7th of June 2021 – Strasbourg World Oceans Day: The biodiversity of our seas needs help!   Overfishing, pollutants, plastic waste and global warming are driving species extinction in the oceans and displacing marine life from their habitats. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), almost all families of marine organisms in […]

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PRESS RELEASE: EU Strategy for a Sustainable Blue Economy

Today, the European Commission presented its strategy for a “Sustainable Blue Economy”. This is part of the European Green Deal and includes measures for a sustainable use of marine and coastal areas.   The European Parliament’s rapporteur on the new EU regulation on greenhouse gas emissions from maritime shipping, Jutta Paulus, comments:     “I welcome […]

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PRESS RELEASE: The biodiversity of our seas needs help!

PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, 19th of April 2021 – Brussels The biodiversity of our seas needs help!  The European Environment Agency (EEA) today published a new report on marine biodiversity in Europe. Almost all groups of marine organisms in European marine areas are in poor conservation status. Despite the very serious situation, the EEA remains hopeful. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NPP Ostrovets: No va-banque game at our borders!

PRESS RELEASE, Thursday, 11th of February 2020 – Brussels NPP Ostrovets: No va-banque game at our borders!   The European Parliament has just adopted by a large majority a resolution on the Belarusian nuclear power plant Ostrovets. Located only 20 km from the EU border and 45 km from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, the nuclear […]

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Online Event: “Bring Back Bogs: Wetlands and Peatlands at the Heart of the EU Nature Restoration Plan”

Please find here a preliminary recording. Watch the conference on Youtube: Thursday, December 3rd 10:00 AM – 12 PM We are honoured to invite you to our top-class webinar with the following guests: Carlos Romão European Environment Agency, Biodiversity and Nature Policy Unit – Presentation:2020-12-03_SoN _peatlands Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director of Natural Capital, DG. environment […]

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PRESS RELEASE: The European parliament must protect children consistently against dangerous acrylamide!

PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, 6th October 2020 – Brussels The European parliament must protect children consistently against dangerous acrylamide!   The European Parliament will vote today in the plenary session on an objection to the establishment of maximum residue limits for the pollutant acrylamide. Acrylamide develops, if carbohydrate-rich food is strongly heated up. It is carcinogenic, […]

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Recording: Video Conference “Plasticrecycling in Practice”

Video Conference, June 4th 2020 Recording: Video Conference Ministry of Environment Rhineland Palatinate “Plasticrecycling in Practice” The Commission’s EU Plastics Strategy 2018 has received broad support. With the new Circular Economy Action Plan, the Commission has proposed further measures in 2020 to prevent waste and reuse plastics. The event discusses the regulative proposals and their […]

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Action Plan for the Green Transition of the Chemical Industry

Action Plan for the Green Transition of the Chemical Industry – Transformation for People and Planet Action Plan for the Green Transition of the Chemical Industry – Transformation for People and Planet drafted by MEP Jutta Paulus and MEP Sven Giegold Chemicals are a necessary and important part of our lives and of a green […]

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