Speeches and writings


MEPs vote to let aviation off the hook for vague hope of future global action

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 […]

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Video: vehicle noise levels

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).

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Masters of compromise: the role of Parliament’s rapporteurs

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

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Article: Fighting tax avoidance a must for a social Europe

Satu Hassi: “Fighting tax avoidance a must for a social Europe” Published in New Europe 2014 Special Edition, 13 January 2014.

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Stop fossil fuels setting the climate agenda

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 […]

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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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Air pollution still kills too many

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 […]

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Open Letter on the Ban of Olive Oil cans in restaurants

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 […]

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Retrograde freezing of aviation ETS will do nothing to improve chances of global deal

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 […]

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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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