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Urgent webinar “Final decision on EU taxonomy! Will the EU Parliament classify gas & nuclear as sustainable?” – TODAY, 4/7, 8pm

4.July 2022 20:00 - 22:00

Register here now!

Dear friends,

The time has come. This Wednesday, the EU Parliament will take its final vote on the EU Commission’s proposal to classify gas and nuclear power as sustainable. The Economic and Environmental Committee of the EU Parliament had already clearly rejected this three weeks ago. Now, the all-important vote in the EU Parliament is about to take place. And one thing is certain:

It will be really, really close. 

Christian Democrats, Social Democrats, Liberals, Left and Greens have tabled a cross-party resolution rejecting the harmful re-declaration of gas and nuclear as green energies. However, the necessary majority of 353 MEPs for a complete rejection of this greenwashing is not yet secured. It will be really close and every vote counts!

That’s why Michael Bloss MEP and Europe Calling e.V. are putting on a joint webinar on Monday, 4 July for a final push against powerful lobby groups!

We are particularly honoured that Kira Rudik, a member of the Ukrainian parliament, will be taking part – because the decision on taxonomy is also very important for Ukraine!

Also taking part are:

  • Luisa Neubauer, climate activist Fridays For Future
  • Peter Liese, environmental spokesman of the EPP (CDU)
  • Kira Rudik, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament
  • Mica Valdivia, Director, German Association of Public Banks (VÖB)
  • UPDATE: Mirko Moser-Abt, Head of European Affairs, Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V. (German Wind Energy sector)
  • Michael Bloss, Climate Policy Spokesperson Greens/EFA
  • Moderation: Maximilian Fries, Managing Director of Europe Calling e.V.

Date: Monday, 4 July 2022, 8:00 pm CEST

Register here (link)!

The webinar will be simultaneously translated into German and English.

This is what it’s about: Gas & nuclear in the taxonomy would be a gift for Putin

Originally intended as an eco-label for Europe’s financial sector, the inclusion of gas and nuclear would break the confidence of investors, private investors or banks. The credibility of Europe’s renewable energy transition would be seriously harmed. At the same time, new studies show that there was massive lobbying in the run-up to the Commission’s decision – especially from Russia. Putin’s negotiating weapon is gas, with which he has a firm grip on Europe. The studies reveal countless meetings between the Russian energy companies Gazprom and the Commission. Putin’s energy companies would profit massively from receiving gas. There is resistance to this in Ukraine. 

Join them and invite others!

With resolute European greetings,

Michael Bloss MEP, Climate Policy Spokesperson of the Greens/EFA Group

Maximilian Fries PhD, Executive Director of Europe Calling e.V.


4.July 2022
20:00 - 22:00
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