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Protect the Arctic from emerging risks, urge MEPs

AFET ENVI 31-01-2017 - 19:26

As the geopolitical importance of the Arctic region is growing, with climate change effects and competition for natural resources bringing new environmental and security risks for the region and for the world, the EU should speak with one voice and push to keep the Arctic an area of cooperation, says a resolution adopted by the Foreign Affairs and Environment committees on Tuesday. (Más…)

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Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee

INTA AFET EMPL ITRE ENVI TRAN IMCO AGRI REGI CULT LIBE JURI AFCO DEVE 26-01-2017 - 15:49

The priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Maltese ministers at a series of meetings taking place in January. (Más…)

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Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, say MEPs

ENVI 24-01-2017 - 18:08

The share of waste to be recycled should be raised to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, while landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, should be limited to 5%, said Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday, as they amended the draft EU “waste package” legislation. They also advocate a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. (Más…)

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Environment MEPs for a stronger EU carbon market

ENVI 15-12-2016 - 14:38

Plans to boost greenhouse-gas emission curbs through the EU carbon market (EU ETS) were backed by the Environment Committee on Thursday. MEPs propose reducing the carbon credits to be auctioned by 2.4% each year, and doubling the capacity of the market stability reserve (MSR) to absorb the excess of allowances on the market. (Más…)

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MEPs to participate in COP22 climate change conference in Marrakesh

ENVI 11-11-2016 - 10:33

A twelve-strong delegation of MEPs will take part in UN (COP22) climate talks (COP22) in Marrakesh from Monday to Friday. Following the European Parliament’s ratification and the entry into force of the 2015 Paris agreement, these will focus on how to finance and share the efforts needed to keep climate warming well below 2 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels. (Más…)

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Wildlife trafficking: Environment MEPs call for ivory trade ban and EU penalties

ENVI 13-10-2016 - 15:33

Environment MEPs advocate a full and immediate EU-wide ban on ivory and rhinoceros horn trade, and call for common sanctions at EU level against wildlife trafficking, in a resolution voted on Thursday. Wildlife trafficking is worth an estimated €20 billion annually. It has grown in recent years, becoming one of the biggest and most profitable forms of organised cross-border crime. (Más…)

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Paris climate agreement: EP to vote on EU ratification after Council green light

ENVI 30-09-2016 - 16:27

The European Parliament will vote on Tuesday to give its consent to the ratification of the Paris climate agreement by the European Union, after Council gave its green light on Friday. For Environment Committee chair Giovanni La Via (EPP, IT) the decision allows the EU to remain a leader in climate action ahead of the next round of talks to take place in Marrakech in November. (Más…)

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Environment MEPs support Paris agreement ratification, push for entry into force

ENVI 08-09-2016 - 16:07

The European Parliament should give its consent to the ratification of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, recommended Environment Committee MEPs on Thursday. They also urged all EU member states to conclude the ratification process, to ensure its rapid entry into force. In a separate resolution, they also called on the EU to upgrade its emission reduction pledges, so as to close the gap between the individual targets agreed by the Parties and the Paris goals. (Más…)

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Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in committee

DEVE INTA AFET ECON JURI CULT ENVI IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 01-09-2016 - 12:26

The priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Slovak ministers at a series of meetings taking place in July, August and September. (Más…)

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European Parliament to offset its 2015 carbon emissions

ENVI 25-07-2016 - 15:05

The European Parliament aims to become the first 100% carbon neutral EU institution, as decided at the end of last year by the Bureau (President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors). In order to fulfil this commitment, a call for tender was opened on 16 July 2016. (Más…)