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Global Greens need to make the most of 2015: Elizabeth May

COP20 in Lima was not an unmitigated disaster, but it fell short of launching us into the final sprint to Paris with anything that could be described as momentum. It should be understood not as a new “deal” for the climate, but as a 12-month work plan leading to COP21.

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Door opened to tar sands oil in Europe as MEPs fail to reject unclear law

The European Parliament today narrowly failed to reject new fuel quality rules proposed by the EU Commission, which do not include a separate methodology for assessing greenhouse gas emissions from tar sands oil (1). The proposed rejection needed the support of an absolute majority of the Parliament to go through but only secured a simple majority of those voting. The result will make it easier for oil from tar sands to be sold in the EU. After the vote, Green climate change spokesperson Bas Eickhout, who co-sponsored the rejection, said:

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Acting together on climate change today

While Australia’s conservative, anti-science Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, fought to keep climate change off the agenda at the G20, world leaders and the community made sure it was a focus.

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A small step closer to Paris: Bas Eickhout

The deal between China and the US raised expectations and caused a very positive mood at the start of the Lima negotiations. Unfortunately our old Dutch saying 'one stork doesn't make it summer yet' turned out to be true once again. The overall result of Lima is disappointing, although there were some encouraging developments as well.

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COP20 briefing #5

The Greens/EFA group's Terhi Lehtonen, Advisor on Environmental Issues, gives her 4th briefing from COP20, (See: briefing OneTwoThree & Four).

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COP20 briefing #4

The Greens/EFA group's Terhi Lehtonen, Advisor on Environmental Issues, gives her 4th briefing from COP20, (See: briefing OneTwo & Three).  Read more blogs about the climate negotiations at: http://www.stopclimatechange.net/ 

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La COP20 llega a su recta final

Hoy será un día crucial en la COP20. Los 195 países que participan de este evento sobre cambio climático deberán definir un borrador sólido de un nuevo acuerdo sobre la disminución de las emisiones de carbono, el cual será llevado a la COP21 a realizarse en París el próximo año.

En el undécimo día de discusiones, esta tarde predominaba la urgencia por llegar a un acuerdo. “Ni siquiera hemos podido avanzar la mitad del texto”, comentó a TV Perú la activista española Verónica Juzgado, secretaria ejecutiva de Global Greens.

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COP20 briefing #3

The Greens/EFA group's Terhi Lehtonen, Advisor on Environmental Issues, gives her 3rd briefing from COP20, (briefing One & Two).  Read more blogs about the climate negotiations at: http://www.stopclimatechange.net/ 
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COP20 briefing #2

The Greens/EFA group's Terhi Lehtonen, Advisor on Environmental Issues, gives her 2nd briefing from COP20, (1st briefing).  Read more blogs about the climate negotiations at: http://www.stopclimatechange.net/ 

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Global Greens Media Conference at COP20

Watch the Greens leaders' media conferenceheld in Lima on Wednesday 10 December. Plus a big thankyou to everyone who donated to send Global Greens Executive Secretary Veronica Juzgado to Lima.
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