07. May. 2013
Last week, more than 170 countries restarted negotiations on a 2015 climate deal at the World Conference Centre in Bonn. Despite the fact that the discussions went surprisingly well and that the meeting defined some flexible ways to fight climate change, there was no real breakthrough. Discussions at the next meeting in June need to be much more focused.
15. Apr. 2013
Tomorrow the Parliament is to vote on a proposal from the Commission to set aside a number of allowances to ensure the well functionning of the EU carbon market. The suppression of 900 million allowances from the beginning to the end of phase 3 (2013-2020) - while clearly not being sufficient - is absolutely necessary to prevent the current system from collapsing ....
19. Mar. 2013
This year, the European Parliament will once again participate to `Earth Hour`: It will turn off all its lights on Saturday 23rd March from 20.30 to 21.30 to raise awareness about the importance of energy saving. The Greens welcome the move, but want to challenge the institution to go beyond the event to really ensure that Europe does reduce its energy consumption, not only for an hour but also all year long and for good!
10. Jan. 2013
Some decision-makers from the richest countries often seem to believe that whatever turns the climate will take, the world will always find a way to adapt to the changes. But the recent natural catastrophes in the US, Australia and in Europe shows that this is far from being so simple, even for those regions which have the means to invest in research and development, technologies and infrastructure....