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Transport, energy and biodiversity – EFA Group visit to Valencia

Transport, energy and biodiversity were the focus of a visit to Valencia by a delegation of MEPs from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament. The visit was organised and led by EFA's Valencian MEP Jordi Sebastià of Compromís. Compromís (or Commitment in English) is a pro...


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Transport policy and climate agenda (COP 21)

21.10.2015

A Greens/EFA conference

This conference will deal with the impact of the different means of transport on our climate. What are the lessons to be learned on testing emissions from cars ? Do we still underestimate the impact of the air sector on the atmosphere and greenhouse gas emissions?


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Emission measurements in the automotive sector

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Bas Eickhout, Karima Delli, Benedek Jávor, Jean Lambert, Ernest Maragall, Jordi Sebastià, Molly Scott Cato, Keith Taylor, Claude Turmes on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group   The European Parliament, –  having regard to the question to the Commissio...


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COP21 - The EU cannot afford to fail a second time

Vote in the European Parliament

Tomorrow, the European Parliament is to debate and vote on a report on the international climate agreement that is to be sealed in Paris at the COP21 in December. While the mood has changed since the last key summit that took place in Copenhagen 6 years ago, the EU cannot afford to miss the boat on another key event within its borders


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 5-8 October 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included, car pollution rules in Europe after the Volkswagen scandal; air pollution and industrial emissions rules; Hollande and Merkel; Turkey's worrying escalation; Syria; EU payment service rules; Corporate tax avoidance, rulings and the EU response; Data, privacy rights and the Facebook ruling; EU railway rules.


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Green demands for the COP 21

United Nations Climate Conference in Paris

From 2000 to 2010, global greenhouse gas emissions were the highest in human history. The UNFCCC climate summit in Paris will be a rare and crucial opportunity for the world to move forward and speed up the ongoing transformation to a zero carbon future


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Car pollution scandal

EU Commission must stop being passive and deliver a coherent EU response

The Greens/EFA group has written to the European Commission setting out necessary action to be taken in response to the scandal regarding the compliance of Volkswagen and other manufacturers with EU law on pollutant emissions from cars (1). The group took the initiative following a European Parliame...


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Railway policy

Technical harmonisation can save millions

EU transport ministers today agreed their position on the 4th Railway Package, setting out rules governing the rail sector in Europe. This paves the way for negotiations with the European Parliament to finalising the legislation. Commenting on the Council agreement, Green transport spokesperson Kari...


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Emission measurements in the automotive sector

Plenary speech by Rebecca Harms


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How the car lobby works

Volkswagen

In the midst of the car emissions scandal, this video explains how the car lobby works to influence legislation.


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Car pollution rules

EU must fix testing loopholes to stop carmakers gaming the system

The European Parliament's environment committee will tomorrow vote on a draft law, updating the EU's Euro 5/6 regulation limiting pollution from road vehicles. The vote takes place amidst revelations that the US Environmental Protection Agency is fining German car manufacturer Volkswagen for...


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Climate change policy

EU must up ambition to have credibility in UN climate summit in Paris

EU environment ministers are expected to agree on the EU's negotiating position for the forthcoming UN climate summit in Paris (COP21) at their council meeting tomorrow. Commenting ahead of the council, Green climate change spokesperson Yannick Jadot said: "It is disheartening to hear that EU g...


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