15. Dec. 2016
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted today on the reform of the key EU instrument to fight against climate change: the Emissions Trading System (ETS). We need a complete overhaul to make ETS the climate policy flagship it is claimed to be. The vote today has been a first step to align the EU to the commitments we made in the Paris Agreement, but there is a long way to go to go to make sure we make polluters pay. Let’s ensure this is just the beginning!
12. Oct. 2016
In 2013, Green Member of the European Parliament Bas Eickhout co-authored European legislation to reduce the use of F-gases, extremely powerful greenhouse gases. His legislation is probably the most ambitious climate legislation the EU has adopted in recent years. Recent research shows that the legislation has had a positive effect on the green economy in Europe, in contradiction to warnings by lobbyists, and now the legislation is copied across the world.
27. Sep. 2016
Curbing flight emissions is essential to meeting the Paris pact, but planes are completely absent from the text, face no legal fuel efficiency requirements or limits on CO2 emissions. But all that is about to change
02. Sep. 2016
G20 matters for energy and climate. That is why — alongside global growth and strengthened financial systems — Green Finance, fossil fuel subsidies and the Paris Agreement need to be key to the discussions at the G20 Summit on the 4th and 5th of September.