Speeches and writings


Second report from Durban – frustration is increasing

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Kick coal out of CDM

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The necessity of Kyoto

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Green MEPs depart for International Climate talks.

As the COP17 United Nations Climate Change Conference, continues its work next week, Green MEPs Satu Hassi, Sandrine Bélier and Bas Eickhout have begun making their way to Durban. At a press conference in European Parliament in Brussels before their departure, Co-President Rebecca Harms joined the delegation in putting forward […]

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UN climate talks and EU position

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Greens/EFA demands for Durban

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Final call for tackling airline emissions, as legal opinion clears way for EU scheme

Final call for tackling airline emissions, as legal opinion clears way for EU scheme This morning, the advocate general of the European Court of Justice gave her opinion that the inclusion of the aviation sector in the EU’s emissions trading scheme is legally sound, clearing the way for the planned […]

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Commission proposal to clamp down on fuel from environment-damaging tar sands welcomed

The European Commission today presented proposals to account for the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions from oil from tar sands (1), which would effectively rule out imports of this environmentally-damaging fuel source. The Greens welcomed the proposals and called on EU governments to swiftly adopt them, with Green MEP Satu Hassi […]

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Debate on oil sands – where next for EU energy policy?

Satu Hassi was interviewed by European Voice on oil sands and EU future energy policy. Watch her answers on a video. What role does oil sands play  in our future energy mix? How significant is the energy  intensity of oil sands production as a barrier to larger-scale development and  supply? How […]

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Better than expected outcome at Cancun but global climate diplomacy must speed up

The UN climate conference in Cancun (COP16) concluded today with agreements, which will enable the UNFCCC negotiations to continue working towards a binding climate deal in South Africa next year. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament described the outcome as progress but underlined the need for a speed-up of […]

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