An agreement to revise how the aviation sector is included in the EU emissions trading scheme was today endorsed by the European Parliament. The Greens hit out at the agreement, which would prolong the exclusion of international aviation from the EU’s emissions trading scheme for 4 extra years. Commenting on […]
Speeches and writings
Satu Hassi talks about the Ouzky report on vehicle noise levels on EuroparlTV, after a vote representing a victory for the car lobby and a loss for public health. See the video here (vehicle noise levels are discussed from 00:35-01:19).
Satu Hassi, MEP, Green shadow rapporteur of the aviation emission trading scheme, and rapporteur Peter Liese explain what is the role of the rapporteur and shadow rapporteur, and how the negotiations proceed between the European parliament, the council and the commission. See the report by the EuroparlTV here: http://europarltv.europa.eu/en/player.aspx?pid=73a907bd-9226-44b4-be1a-a2f500e8d7da
Satu Hassi: “Fighting tax avoidance a must for a social Europe” Published in New Europe 2014 Special Edition, 13 January 2014.
In November 2013 Satu Hassi commissioned a paper from Rachel Tansey about reducing the lobbying power of fossil industries in climate policy making. The briefing and the paper below introduce the article 5.3 of the WHO Tobacco framework convention that calls for governments to protect their policy making from industry […]
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 […]
4.6.2013, Opening session of the Green Week Dear commissioner Potocnik, dear friends I am very honoured to be here at the opening of the Green Week Conference with the title Cleaner air for all. Clean air is something all people appreciate and I hope this conference can help us to […]
To Jose-Manuel Barroso President of the European Commission Open Letter on the Ban of Olive Oil cans in restaurants Dear Mr. President, We are contacting you referring to the decision that has been taken during the meeting of the Management Committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets concerning the […]
The European Parliament today voted in favour of freezing the implementation of the EU emissions trading scheme for non-intra EU flights (1). The Greens regretted the measure, which will undermine the only means available to address growing aviation emissions, whilst doing little to guarantee better chances of international action. After […]
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 […]