05. Dec. 2012
The `hot air` issue has been under discussion for several years but yet the EU is still uncapable of agreeing on cancelling those surplus emission permits. The Greens/EFA urge EU members states to do this quickly in order for the EU to be able to play a leading role at the COP18 and ensure that this internal split does not derail what is currently the world`s most important discussion.
03. Dec. 2012
A recent analysis made by Oil change International revealed that rich countries spend five times more on fossil-fuel subsidies than on aid to help developing nations cut their emissions and protect against the effects of climate change...
14. Nov. 2012
Bas Eickhout MEP, Green climate expert and EP draftsperson on the EU’s emissions targets, explains why the Commission`s decision to postpone the auctioning of 900 million permits is not enough to fix the European Emissions Trading System and why it is urgent to act if Europe wants to be able to fix its carbon market
30. May. 2012
The Environment Committee this morning voted in favour of strenghtening the Commission`s proposal on monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation aims to increase transparency and reliability of data, which in turn should aid implementation of existing rules and development of new policies.