Tag Archives: climate


EU must now push ahead with aviation ETS after freezing strategy backfires

A meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) today concluded with a set of decisions on the question of airline emissions, following challenges to the EU’s inclusion of aviation in its emissions trading scheme (1). The Greens expressed regret at the outcome, which postpones action on global measures and […]

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The Arctic melt conference: A wake up call, NOT a business opportunity!

In 2010 the Canadian Arctic experienced its warmest year on record. At the end of 2012, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced that the Arctic Sea ice is at record low. Suddenly the area's resources- oil, gas, iron ore, uranium, even diamonds- have never seemed so accessible. Energy and mining […]

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The role of the EU in the next COP19 and COP20

Watch the speech in European parliament plenary session.

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Climate talks continue to sleepwalk, as EU climate diplomacy stutters

Commenting on outcome of the UN climate summit in Doha (COP18), Green climate spokesperson Satu Hassi, who was part of the official European Parliament delegation to the talks, said: “The UN climate process is continuing to sleepwalk towards runaway climate change. Another UN climate summit has passed without bridging the […]

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Climate talks continue to sleepwalk, as EU climate diplomacy stutters

Commenting on outcome of the UN climate summit in Doha (COP18), Green climate spokesperson Satu Hassi, who was part of the official European Parliament delegation to the talks, said: "The UN climate process is continuing to sleepwalk towards runaway climate change. Another UN climate summit has passed without bridging the […]

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Global climate justice!

Last day of COP18! The Greens/EFA group has asked several people in the conference center what they would like to tell to the climate negotiators. "Global climate justice!" Green MEPs Bas Eickhout, Sandrine Bélier and Satu Hassi together with some NGOs, the YOUNGO network and the Arab Youth Climate Movement, […]

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COP18: Raised ambition could bring 6 million jobs to EU

COP18 (05/12/12) – Satu Hassi, Member of the European Parliament talks about EU ambition. She says she would hope the EU would have been more ambitious than it has shown itself to be. She says that following the climate negotiations she understands that countries aim to show themselves in the […]

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Video: UN climate conference in Doha

Watch the interview by Satu Hassi and bas Eickhout here.

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EU climate policy needs to come out of slumber

  The European Parliament today adopted a resolution setting out its position on the forthcoming UN climate summit in Doha (COP18) and its demands for the EU position. Commenting on the outcome, Green MEP Satu Hassi, who will represent the Greens on the EP delegation to the COP18, said: “It […]

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Greens/EFA group demands for the COP 18 in Qatar

The Greens/EFA regrets the lack of progress by the EU on both mitigation and ensuring the continuity of climate finance, and fears this could have serious implications for the credibility of the EU but also the overall UN efforts to tackle climate change. The Greens therefore, Durban Platform for Enhanced […]

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