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12 Jul

European Parliament adopts law on Nature Restoration: Despite low ambition, hope remains for Ocean restorarion

The European Union’s efforts to move forward its green agenda received a boost today [12 July] as the European Parliament adopted its position on the EU Nature Restoration Law (NRL).

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12 de July, 2023
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11 Jul

Open Call – The Weight of Air

Artists and collectives working in or near Rīga, Wrocław, Ancona, Faro or Amsterdam are invited to apply to create a work for "The weight of air".

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11 de July, 2023
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22 Jun

COUNCIL OF THE EU GIVES NATURE RESTORATION THE GREEN LIGHT: EU ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS SUPPORT MUCH-NEEDED LAW TO COMBAT CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS CRISES

At the meeting on June 20th, of European environment ministers in Luxembourg, Member States displayed widespread support for the EU Nature Restoration Law currently being negotiated.

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22 de June, 2023
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15 Jun

MEPs jump huge hurdle in race to restore nature: facts prevail over “fake news” in crucial environment committee vote

A key vote in Strasbourg has kept hopes alive for the livelihoods of millions of workers and the wellbeing of the planet. Voting today [15 June] on the draft Nature Restoration Law, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee voted down, with a rare tied vote, an attempt by...

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15 de June, 2023
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24 May

Centre-right EPP and liberal Renew groups join far right groups in disastrous anti-nature, anti-Green Deal position

Today (24 May), the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries (PECH) has entirely rejected the Nature Restoration Law (NRL) – the first EU law to set legally-binding targets to restore nature and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises.

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24 de May, 2023
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25 Nov

International fisheries management organizations in the Atlantic are taking steps towards sustainability, but the path is still beginning

In the last two weeks, Sciaena attended the annual meetings of two of the main Regional Fisheries Management Organizations of the Atlantic Ocean. Several positive decisions were taken when it comes to conservation and sustainable management of stocks, including the adoption of a multi-year management procedure for North Atlantic Bluefin tuna....

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25 de November, 2022
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23 Jun

Ocean Base Camp: an open space for civil society during the UN Ocean Conference

During the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC), civil society organisations will have their own dedicated space: Ocean Base Camp. Organised by the Oceano Azul Foundation, Sciaena and Seas at Risk, it will be a space for national and international organisations to network, share their work, think about the solutions needed to protect the...

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23 de June, 2022
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23 Jun

EU nature law could be gamechanger for marine biodiversity, but will be meaningless if fisheries not properly addressed – NGO reaction

Brussels – Today, the European Commission presented its legislative proposal on nature restoration, a new law with binding targets to restore degraded land and marine ecosystems across the EU. This is a major milestone to tackle the current biodiversity and climate crises and restore a healthy relationship between people and nature. We welcome...

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23 de June, 2022
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24 May

New report reveals how European supermarkets evade their responsibility to address the plastic crisis

New report “Under wraps? What Europe’s supermarkets aren’t telling us about plastic” is a result of collaboration of over 20 NGOs, members of Break Free from Plastic movement, from across Europe. Among these NGO, Sciaena contacted more than five Portuguese retailers through a questionnaire that aims to assess the performance of supermarkets in...

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24 de May, 2022
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04 May

European Parliament calls for action on bottom fishing and true protection for EU’s marine protected areas

Strasbourg – Today, in an important step for the protection of the ocean and the climate, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) adopted amendments which call on the European Union to prohibit extractive industrial activities – which include fishing practices like bottom trawling [1] – in all marine protected areas. The plenary vote on...

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4 de May, 2022
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