Morocco and the EU to Establish “Green Partnership”

EU Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco and the EU have launched a joint political declaration of their intention to establish a “Green Partnership” initiative.  The declaration was announced at a high level event bringing together Mr. Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, Mr. Mohamed Benchaâboun, Minister of the Economy, Finance and…

Green Digital Coalition

Vodafone Group has become a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition, committing to significantly reducing its carbon footprint by 2030, and becoming climate neutral by 2040. The Coalition will be focused on investing in the development of more energy and material efficient digital technologies and co-creating deployment guidelines of green digital solutions, together with…

EU Social Rights

Ahead of this week’s presentation of the European Commission’s Action Plan on how to implement the 2017 European Pillar of Social Rights, the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament issued a strong call for making social rights a reality for all Europeans by introducing binding targets. Iratxe García, S&D Group leader, said:“9 out of…

Strengthening Digital Infrastructure

Vodafone Institute has released a new report in partnership with the Borderstep Institute and the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany. Key highlights include: CO2 emissions from data centres have been declining in Europe for 5 years, despite a massive increase in processing power; Politics must invest in research and funding in areas such…

EU Hydrogen Strategy

At the webinar organised by the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN), EESC members point out that the contribution of civil society will be fundamental for the future of the EU’s hydrogen strategy. Developing a renewable hydrogen ecosystem is a key priority for achieving the European Green Deal, but the social…

New Industrial Strategy

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on the new Industrial Strategy. It calls for the new industrial strategy – planned for publication in March next year – to be in line with the goal of climate neutrality by 2050 and to create the conditions for an innovative, inclusive, resilient, digitalised society. In the context…

60% Reduction in Emissions by 2030

Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030, supporting the call of the Environment Committee and going beyond the European Commission’s 55% climate target. The European Parliament will now enter into negotiations with the Council and Commission with a strong position. The European Parliament voted…

Roma are Victims of Environmental Racism, New Report Shows

In light of increasing cases of COVID-19 across Europe and the European Green Deal being discussed this month activists and campaigners including the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the European Roma Grassroots Organizations Network (ERGO), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the Partners For Democratic Change Hungary, the PAD Foundation, the Slovak Academy of Science, the Association of Roma Women of Dendropotamos, the Desire…

Will the European Parliament ignore concerns about the environmental and health impact of mineral wool?

The European Green Deal is a major focus in the European Parliament this year and it involves a ‘Renovation Wave’ to ensure that buildings within the European Union are sustainable and energy efficient. Back in March, the Commission outlined in its new Circular Economy Action Plan that the Renovation Wave would lead to significant improvements in energy…

EU Investment in Environmental Projects

The European Commission has announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest environmental projects.  The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projects in nine Member States, helping Europe’s transition to a sustainable economy and climate neutrality. These projects are located in Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Slovakia, Czechia and Spain. Executive…