Sven Giegold
Member of the European Parliament – Greens/EFA Group

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Climate & Environment

Air quality: WHO recommends stricter limit values for air pollutants – EU needs to catch up

Dear friends, dear interested parties, today is a good day for clean air! The World Health Organization (WHO) presented its updated air quality recommendations today, September 22nd. This is good news for our health, because air pollution is the greatest environmental health risk in Europe! Today the WHO recommends significantly lowering the limit values ​​for […]

Forever Chemicals/PFAS: EU Commission confirms ban until 2022

Dear friends, dear interested, This is really good news for our health. In response to a written question (see below) from my colleague Jutta Paulus and me, the EU Commission has now set a deadline: The so-called forever chemicals from the PFAS group (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) will be banned. In fire-fighting foams already in […]

Environmental rule of law needed to protect the Elbe

The Czech Republic and Germany have concluded an intergovernmental agreement on the navigability of the Elbe. The expansion of the Elbe is to ensure navigation on 340 days a year from 2030. Germany wants to ensure a navigable depth of 140 cm, the Czech Republic 230 cm. To achieve this, dams would have to be […]

Europe Calling: “Powerless against the floods? How can we protect ourselves from disasters in Europe?” – Wed, 4.8. 8pm CEST

Recording: By loading the video, you accept YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unlock YouTuben Dear friends, dear interested, The consequences of the recent extreme floods in German, Belgium and other parts of Europe are terrible. We must continue to do everything we can to help those affected as quickly as possible. But the […]

Europe Calling “Surveillance capitalism” with Shoshana Zuboff & Max Schrems – Monday, 28/6/2021, 7:30pm CEST

Recording: By loading the video, you accept YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unlock YouTuben Dear friends, dear interested, Tracked, traced and manipulated: On the internet, the digital marketplace of our society, we as users have become the source of a free commodity – suppliers of behavioral data. Hardly anything works anymore without the […]