PRESS RELEASE: Black market for refrigerants must be better combated

PRESS RELEASE, Thursday, 2nd December 2021 – Brussels Black market for refrigerants must be better combated Today, the European Environment Agency EEA published a report on climate-damaging fluorinated greenhouse gases, so-called F-gases. Green MEP Jutta Paulus comments: „The findings of the European Environment Agency are encouraging and show that the EU is on the right […]

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PRESS RELEASE: EEA: 307,000 deaths in EU in 2019 due to too much particulate matter

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 15th November 2021 – Brusses                                       EEA: 307,000 deaths in EU in 2019 due to too much particulate matter Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a new report on the health impacts of air pollution in Europe. Despite annual declines in air pollution, the EEA estimates that 307,000 people in the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: European Parliament votes for better methane reduction measures

PRESS RELEASE, Thursday, 21st October 2021 – Strasbourg European Parliament votes for better methane reduction measures Following the presentation of the European Commission’s methane strategy a year ago, the European Parliament today adopted by a large majority an own-initiative report calling for more comprehensive measures to reduce methane.   Methane is the second most common […]

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PRESS RELEASE: European Environmental Agency: Maritime Transport must become sustainable, resilient and competitive

PRESS RELEASE, Wednesday, 1st September 2021 – Brussels European Environmental Agency: Maritime Transport must become sustainable, resilient and competitive With regard to continued growth in global shipping, the European Environment Agency (EEA), together with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), has published a report that for the first time presents the full extent of the […]

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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: COVID19 certificates facilitate mutual recognition of tests and vaccinations in the EU

PRESS RELEASE, Wednesday, 17th of March 2021 – Brussels COVID19 certificates facilitate mutual recognition of tests and vaccinations in the EU   The European Commission has just presented its proposal for a regulation for Covid19 certificates. The regulations concern the verification and mutual recognition of information on vaccination, testing and a possible recovery status as […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Too much money for the German coal phase-out? Commission launches in-depth investigation

PRESS RELEASE, 2nd of March 2021 – Brussels Too much money for the German coal phase-out? Commission launches in-depth investigation The European Commission has just announced that it is launching an in-depth investigation into the planned compensation for lignite operators under the German Coal Phase-out Act. This means that the “Agreement on the Reduction and […]

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