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Climate change

Event date: 12/09/2019

Climate change

The policies of the EU on climate and energy are described, as well as the challenges that must be faced in order to achieve the Paris Agreement target of keeping the increase in global temperature well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to achieve 1.5°C.

The EU faces major challenges from the increased threats of climate change, with serious consequences in the energy sector, where urgent issues are arising concerning the national production mix of each Member State. The renewable energy share needs to be increased, and energy efficiency needs to be improved.

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News history

During the plenary session (9-12 March 2020), MEPs discuss their expectations regarding upcoming Commission proposals on the climate law.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg visits Parliament on Wednesday to discuss climate laws and targets with MEPs, during the environment and public health com

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MEPs discuss the ongoing bushfires in Australia, along with other extreme weather events resulting from climate change

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Vote during a meeting of the EP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and statement by Peter LIESE (EPP,DE),rapporteur

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MEPs discuss the ongoing climate and biodiversity crisis with Council and Commission

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MEPs debate on the situation and destruction of forests worldwide, as well as in the EU

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MEPs debate the situation and destruction of forests worldwide, as well as in the EU

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Videos

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Video. Duration: 04:32

How the EU is fighting climate change

Background  -  23/09/2019