Facts and figures about friends and foes in farming

Insect Atlas

Insects are a fundamental part of the basis of life in our world. The Insect Atlas offers on 60 pages and in more than 80 graphics a lot of information about the importance of insects.

Ecology

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Amazonia Today

Amazonia today

The rate of deforestation  in Amazonia during the Bolsonaro era has risen dramatically, now also spurred by the Covid-19 crisis. This publication takes closer look at the complex social, economic and political causes of deforestation and land degradation in the so-called "lungs of the planet".

Carbon Pricing

Pricing carbon

Both in Germany and internationally, the debate on the pricing of greenhouse gas emissions is experiencing a renaissance. However, an enlightened and realistic discussion of ways and means is needed so that CO2 pricing instruments can play a stronger role in climate policy. In this study, climate and energy expert Felix Chr. Matthes of the Öko-Institut examines the relevant elements of a CO2 pricing strategy. He gives an overview of design criteria and mechanisms of action.

 

DOs & DON'Ts

Flyer

Nineteen Dos and nine Don'ts explained, which are helpful for developing a successful Global Biodiversity Framework.

An EU Green Deal for Trade Policy and the Environment

An EU Green Deal for trade policy and the environment

The EU is the world's largest trading bloc. It provides the biggest export market for around 80 countries; and EU Member States account for 16% of world imports and exports. Consequently, the EU has a considerable impact on third countries through trade, including the way in which international trade is conducted and how environmental and wider sustainability related aspects are addressed. This policy paper explores what a truly green EU trade policy under the EU Green Deal should look like.

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Our main focus

Europe’s climate leadership is the key for leveraging political traction with others and securing outcomes at the international climate negotiations. However, Europe has become more divided on climate and energy policy, which undermines its credibility as a global climate frontrunner. The EU should boost its climate diplomacy to strengthen alliances with a wider range of countries and communities. At the same time, it is crucial to build support within the EU and its Member States for a European energy transition. An energy transition based on renewable energy and energy efficiency can not only drastically reduce emissions and other environmental and social burdens; it also reduces energy import dependency and hence increases energy security, strengthens local economies, and creates jobs. The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union aims to contribute to the development of sustainable and ambitious European climate and energy policies by means of publications, capacity buildings, expert meetings, and lunch debates.

Martin Keim
Head of European Energy Transition Programme
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 13
Email: martin.keim[at]eu.boell.org

Lisa Tostado
Head of Climate, Energy & Agriculture Policy Programme  
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 06
Email: lisa.tostado[at]eu.boell.org

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Insect Atlas: Presentation & debate

100% Renewables for a crisis-proof European Green Deal

02
December
Film presentation and talk Wednesday, 02. December 2020

Online film screening and debate: "Midnight Traveler"

With film director Hassan Fazili, MEP Erik Marquardt and Sigal Yehuda from Close-Up. Get your ticket before 27 November.
03
December

European Energy Transition

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