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Igangværende (updated on 07/04/2020)
Reference: 
NAT/785-EESC
Plenarforsamling: 
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Jul 15, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

The opinion will provide guidance on how to build on existing structures like citizens' dialogues and assemblies, social dialogue committees in order to structure and mainstream the dialogue with civil society. It will also make recommendations about how to encourage information sharing and public understanding of climate action; how to create real and virtual spaces for exchange on climate and how to build capacity to facilitate grassroots initiatives, among others.

Igangværende (updated on 07/04/2020)
Reference: 
NAT/791-EESC-EESC-2020-01349
Plenarforsamling: 
553 -
Jul 15, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

This opinion deals with three of four megatrends at the heart of the new Commission priorities: climate change, biodiversity loss and globalisation. While the European Green Deal will result in higher environmental standards with, for instance, stricter climate change targets, it is important that all Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are not undermining these improvements by contributing to deforestation or biodiversity loss in other countries. As one of the world's largest importer of energy, agricultural goods and raw materials, the EU has contributed to deforestation and biodiversity loss in other countries.

Igangværende (updated on 07/04/2020)
Reference: 
NAT/778-EESC-2019

The transition to a low-carbon economy is the EU's goal and obligation and the EU committed itself to implement this transition in a socially just and cost-effective manner. It is thus important to examine all the feasible ways of financing climate neutrality, and possibly find new and innovative financing models in the near future.

Informationsnote: Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy and the Challenges in Financing Climate Change Adaptation (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Igangværende (updated on 07/04/2020)
Reference: 
NAT/784-EESC
Plenarforsamling: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

This EESC opinion will respond to the European Commission's proposal for a regulation on establishing a European Climate Law and it will look into the role of citizens in driving the transformation towards climate neutrality.

Igangværende (updated on 07/04/2020)
Reference: 
INT/903-EESC
Plenarforsamling: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

The purpose of the opinion is to examine the extent to which existing EU company law currently serves as an "expedient" for the politically-desirable Green Deal and which gaps still need to be closed, in particular regarding corporate social responsibility obligations. The opinion will aim at following-up on the European Commission's initiative on due diligence and broadening the debate on sustainable corporate governance interlinking the social, environmental and economic dimensions.

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