Speeches and writings


EU sticks to its guns and agrees new rules to boost health and environment

An agreement on new EU legislation aimed at reducing sulphur pollution from ships (1), reached by the European Parliament and Council last week following trialogue negotiations, was officially endorsed by the Council today. Commenting on the legislative agreement, Green MEP Satu Hassi, who shepherded the proposals through the parliament as […]

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EU-Arctic strategy

An oil leak in the Arctic could have a devastating impact on the environment for hundreds of years, warns Satu Hassi. While the world’s attention is turning to the yet unexplored natural resources in the Arctic, the region’s unique environment risks paying the price of our addiction to fossil fuels. […]

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Sulphur pollution from ships

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Earth Hour 2013 – We will if EU will

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Low carbon roadmap 2050

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Low Carbon roadmap

The European Parliament today adopted a report on EU climate change policy to 2050, endorsing the European Commission’s ‘Low Carbon Roadmap’, which calls on the EU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80% by 2050. The report also included a call to set aside […]

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Sulphur rules for ships: Tougher EU rules to benefit public health and the environment

The European Parliament environment committee today voted on new legislative proposals aimed at reducing sulphur pollution from ships (1), which are being shepherded through the EP by Green rapporteur/draftsperson Satu Hassi MEP. Speaking after the vote, Satu Hassi said: “Today’s vote brings us a step closer to tougher EU rules […]

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Aviation emissions: EU must hold course and not yield to Chinese bullyboy tactics

China has announced a prohibition on its airlines participating in the EU’s emissions trading scheme, escalating a dispute between the EU and a number of third countries (1). The Greens have hit out at China’s announcement and called on the EU not to back down. Commenting on the developments, Green […]

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Durban – COP17

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Durban – developing countries and climate aid

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