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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation
Until 15 December 2021

Climate & Environment

Commission work programme 2022: chemicals strategy delayed

The European Commission has presented its work programme for 2022. The programme contains a zero pollution package, but numerous legislative proposals that have already been announced for 2022 are missing, especially in the area of chemical policy. The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability was adopted by the EU Commission a year ago. It contains numerous […]

Europe Calling “A Traffic Light Coalition?” in Germany – Presentation of the results of the exploratory talks – Mo, 18/10, 7 pm

Aufzeichnung: By loading the video, you accept YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unlock YouTuben Dear friends, dear all, The results of the exploratory talks between Social democrats (SPD), Bündnis90/Die Grünen and Liberals (FDP) to form the next German Federal Government have just been presented last Friday with a 12-page paper. Over the last […]

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 […]