Speaking at the Forum on the Future of Agriculture 2014 on 7 April, Marco Contiero – Greenpeace’s EU agriculture policy director – talks to viEUws about EU agriculture and the consequences of an EU-US free trade deal .
Suited activists walking towards the Brussels Motorshow to protest against VW's shameful climate lobbying.
Industry giant VW is attempting to undermine a planned new EU law that would make cars more efficient.
VW's hostile lobbying could put a brake on the growing market for green cars and tie motorists to dirty and damaging oil.
While VW might make one or two self-styled green cars, these are nothing more than PR for the bigger vehicles it is flooding the market with.
VW's position will further encourage drilling for oil in fragile environments like the Arctic.
Greenpeace argues carmakers can and should develop car fleets that on average emit no more than 80g/km by 2020. A further target of 60g by 2025 should be set when the EU reviews fuel efficiency laws this year.
Darth Vader interrupts a speech by Ivan Hodac, Secretary General of car lobby ACEA, to congratulate him on his hard work on Earth. ACEA opposes better fuel efficiency standards.
A stormtrooper hands out flyers explaining Darth's intervention to a relieved crowd.
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