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Global warming: less meat = less heat

Global warming: less meat = less heat

Everyone can fight climate change by not eating meat one day a week, urged Sir Paul McCartney at a European Parliament public hearing on “Global Warming and Food Policy: Less Meat = Less Heat” on Thursday. The panel of global warming and food policy experts, including Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, urged legislators to encourage people to do more individually to fight climate change.

Pros and cons of a financial transaction tax

Pros and cons of a financial transaction tax

A tax on financial transactions is probably not the best way to curb speculation and find extra revenue to bail out failing banks, MEPs heard on Wednesday at a public hearing held by the EP Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Source : © European Parliament

Future fisheries policy: MEPs and experts debate reform plans

Future fisheries policy: MEPs and experts debate reform plans

Deciding what the next common fisheries policy reform should deliver is easier than deciding how – and there is unlikely to be a “one size fits all” solution, it emerged from a public hearing of experts on Tuesday. MEPs looked for fresh angles and new solutions, such as alternatives to the quota system, decentralising fishery management and stepping up scientific investment, to help Parliament to shape the reform.

Keep up the pressure on human rights in China

Keep up the pressure on human rights in China

Human rights in China, including the case of Sakharov prize laureate Hu Jia, minority rights, the usefulness of the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue and recommendations for future actions in EU-China relations were debated at a public hearing held the Human Rights Sub-Committee on Monday 1 December, the day after the 2009 EU-China summit in Nanjing. Source : © European Parliament