Greens, socialists back meat tax to cover environmental costs of livestock

By |februar 6th, 2020|Bas Eickhout, livestock farming, meat tax, Mohammed Chahim, News, plant-based products|

A new report commissioned by the Dutch True Animal Protein Price Coalition (TAPP) suggests that retail price of meat does not reflect the environmental costs associated with its production, and calls for a “sustainability charge” on meat.

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COP25: Connecting the dots on climate finance

By |december 10th, 2019|Aramco, Bas Eickhout, Climate Bank, climate finance, COP25, European Investment Bank (EIB), fossil fuels, low carbon economy, News, Taxonomy|

As negotiators in Madrid are trying to break the impasse on global climate finance governance, tectonic shifts in the real economy are signaling changing tides for the oil & gas industry. Far from being separate adjustments, these changes are part of a one, large movement where Europe is at the fore-front. MEP Bas Eickhout explained to EURACTIV why.

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Timmermans talks the talk in EP hearing: the main points

By |oktober 9th, 2019|Bas Eickhout, Climate Law, climate neutrality, Frans Timmermans, News, Pascal Canfin|

Frans Timmermans passed his European Parliament hearing with flying colours on Tuesday (9 October) and is now set to be Ursula von der Leyen’s climate paladin from 1 November. Here are the main talking points.

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UN body votes to ground EU’s aviation emission efforts

By |oktober 7th, 2019|Bas Eickhout, CORSIA, ETS, ICAO, News, Violeta Bulc|

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a UN agency, decided on Friday (4 October) to press ahead with plans to make its own emissions offsetting scheme the only option available to its 193 member states.

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‘Environmentalist’ von der Leyen forgot farming in her speech, MEPs say

By |julij 19th, 2019|Bas Eickhout, CAP, common agriculture policy, Daniel Buda, ECR, EPP, Greens/European Free Alliance, Martin Häusling, Mazaly Aguilar, News, Paolo De Castro, S&D|

Ursula von der Leyen' slip-up on agriculture did not pass unnoticed by lawmakers, who voiced regret that the Commission president-elect did not mention at all the farming sector in the first speech she addressed to the plenary in Strasbourg last Tuesda...

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First Spitzenkandidaten debate falls flat

By |april 29th, 2019|Bas Eickhout, Frans Timmermans, Guy Verhofstadt, Jan Zahradil, News, Spitzenkandidaten, Violeta Tomic|

Five candidates vying to become the next European Commission president sparred and bantered in the first European election debate, which fell flat in the absence of Manfred Weber, candidate of the largest political group.

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Eickhout: Next step for Europe is a ‘Green New Deal’ for industry

By |april 4th, 2019|Bas Eickhout, Greens, Industrial Policy, News|

Europe must adopt an ambitious industrial policy aligned with its climate agenda by investing in clean technologies, and introducing a carbon tariff at the EU’s external border in order to protect industries against environmental dumping, says Bas Eickhout, the lead candidate for the Greens in the European elections.

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EU climate laws completed as truck rules get green light

By |februar 19th, 2019|Bas Eickhout, News|

European Union negotiators hauled the first ever set of rules for heavy vehicle CO2 emissions across the line early on Tuesday morning (19 February), rounding off the current generation of climate laws.

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Over a Coffee with Ska Keller and Bas Eickhout, lead candidates for the Greens

By |februar 14th, 2019|Bas Eickhout, European Parliament, News, Over A Coffee, Ska Keller|

Ska Keller and Bas Eickhout, lead candidates in the European Elections for the Greens meet with EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about the upcoming EU elections.

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Truck emissions rules get green light from EU capitals, tough talks loom

By |december 21st, 2018|Bas Eickhout, CO2 emissions, News, Paris Agreement|

EU environment ministers agreed on heavy-duty vehicle CO2 emission rules on Thursday (20 December), teeing up difficult talks with the European Parliament in January.

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