60 Ideas for Europe

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The 60th celebration of the treaty of Lisbon should be an opportunity to make an evaluation regarding the EU policies & adherence to these policies, as well as regarding streamlining legislation. Especially in the framework of environmental regulation, it becomes more & more obvious that while there is one EU policy, which is voted by… » read more

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Climate change has a range of adverse effects on the natural and material environment, including Europe’s cultural heritage and landscapes. Wide-ranging actions required to reduce damaging greenhouse gas emissions will have significant implications on cultural heritage and landscapes. Strategies, plans and projects relating to risk assessment, adaptation and mitigation must therefore be developed for heritage… » read more

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L’Europe devrait agir activement en faveur d’un respect accru de ses merveilles naturelles. Notre environnement naturel est un élément clé de notre bien être commun ete de notre développement, au même titre que notre patrimoine culturel bâti. Or actuellement des paysages fantastiques sont trop souvent défigurés par des constructions en tout genre (éoliennes, voies routières… » read more

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CAP Reform

CAP must deliver environmental outcomes The CAP is the most important European policy influencing how people manage their land. Some reform of the CAP has taken place. This has decoupled payments from production, generated and increased funding for rural development measures, and introduced basic environmental standards across most farms. However wildlife habitats and the quality… » read more

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Kyoto, Bali, etc. are international agreements that have in common the fact that the world is boycotted by a small number of countries. The EU is the only supranational structure in the world able to show the way with environmental taxation, therefore the EU should implement taxation on fields like kerosene for planes traveling from,… » read more

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Au-delà d’une Europe économique, il est possible de la combiner avec une Europe environnementale. Plus de fuel pour les véhicules, encouragement du vélo, l’énergie atomique à la poubelle, moins d’illusion via la pub et le marketing, des émissions télévisées orientées sur des choses naturelles et simples, des constructions environnementales (même pour les bâtiments des intitutions),… » read more

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Sustainable development is something that is talked about, but action is often deficient. We need the EU to set a clear target of achieving a sustainable energy supply. This means that it is 100% renewable. This needs to be clearly stated and steps to reach this goal need to be specified. Long-term planning is not… » read more

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Energy and Climate

Climatic alteration is the greatest challenge a humankind has to confront. Our planet is getting warmer because we release great amount of gases into the atmosphere, which retain the heat of the sun. These gases are created with the combustion of great amount of coal, oil and gas, as well as with the industrial agriculture… » read more

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