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Celebrating Earth, celebrating home

On Thursday April 21, The European Green Party celebrated the opening for signatures of the COP21 Paris Agreement which coincides with Earth Day

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IPCC report is a wake-up call for Europe

The Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), presented this morning in Stockholm confirms the dire threat posed by the effects of climate change, and makes it very clear that drastic measures must be taken. Commenting on the report, Reinhard Bütikofer MEP and Co-Chair of the European Green Party said:

Disappointment, despite low expectations, with RIO+20

An update from Delphine Chalençon over at the Stop Climate Change blog on the outcome of the Rio+20 conference.

RIO+20: Let's move away from the declaration and on to action

After much hype, the Rio+20 conference failed to come even close to generating the sort of excitement and momentum that emerged from the first conference.This piece from Ecolo looks at what the conference produces,and asks what is next for the green movement.

Greens left disappointed by progress at Rio+20

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This declaration and the manner in which it was shunted through means Rio +20 will represent a monumental failure for the necessary global action to respond to the global ecological crises.

Connecting the Euro crisis and fossil fuels

Spain, Portugal and Italy are living beyond their ecological means. The dependency on energy and imports of fossil fuels plays a crucial role for the debt dynamics in Europe.

Climate change and energy

Massive investment in clean, safe energy and energy savings are essential and combating climate change is a win-win process. Renewables must be put at the centre of European energy policy for the 21st century: seriously scaling up renewable energy will cut dependence on dirty fossil fuels, avoid the persistent problems of nuclear and create millions of jobs in the EU alone.

Post Copenhagen climate change

The EGP regrets the outcome of the UNFCCC climate summit (COP15) in Copenhagen in December 2009, which fell far below even the modest expectations. The main outcome of the conference, the Copenhagen Accord, was merely taken note of by the conference, reflecting its lack of ambition and the exclusive process by which it was agreed.

For the conservation of biodiversity and coastal defense

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and we must be committed to halting biodiversity loss in Europe and the report published indicates that there is no room for complacency.

EU member states must not be allowed to water down climate and energy package:

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The irresponsible behaviour of those member states occurred on the same day that a new report from the highly respected ngo WWF revealed that climate change is accelerating at a quicker rate than previously predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) .

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