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27 November Nov 2015 1114 27 November 2015
The Think Tanks warm up the debate
At a glance' note brings together recent commentaries, analyses and studies by major international think tanks on climate policies and efforts to reach a climate agreement in Paris
27 November Nov 2015 1011 27 November 2015
EGA: Risks and opportunities for the environment
The Environmental Goods Agreement (Ega) would help make it easier to trade internationally in environmental goods and technologies that contribute to environmental protection.
26 November Nov 2015 1657 26 November 2015
Business and NGOs together for an ambitious climate agreement
The odd couple joins forces. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and EUROCHAMBRES, representing 44 million European citizens and 20 million businesses, call on the EU to put every effort in the climate negotiations in Paris and ensure the adoption of a comprehensive, inclusive and ambitious climate agreement.
26 November Nov 2015 0956 26 November 2015
COP21: what about a gender-responsive climate agreement ?
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges that the world faces, and affects us all.Women are half of the world’s population: it is obvious that the planet won’t be saved without women’s leadership and full participation. The European Women’s Lobby takes a stand.
26 November Nov 2015 0857 26 November 2015
The Pinocchio Climate Awards challenge companies on sustainability
Organised by Friends of the Earth France, in partnership with the CRID and Peuples Solidaires-Action Aid France, the Pinocchio Awards want to highlight and denounce the negative impacts of multinational companies through online voting
24 November Nov 2015 1228 24 November 2015
South Tunisia: Star Wars filming location suffers environmental threat
Almost 40 years ago Star Wars was filmed in the south of Tunisia. The area is now attracting concerns from environmental organizations, rather than tourists.
18 November Nov 2015 1703 18 November 2015
Greenpeace: EU Commission snubs renewables in EU energy union
Greenpeace has criticised a European Commission assessment of EU energy policies under the energy union heading for its lack of ambition on renewable energy.
17 November Nov 2015 1527 17 November 2015
Boosting youth employment and inclusion in Europe
The European Commission and business leaders partner up to support the creation of 10.000 quality business-education partnerships, with the shared target to establish together at least 100,000 new good quality apprenticeships, traineeships or entry-level jobs.
10 November Nov 2015 1810 10 November 2015
Commission welcomes strong EU commitment to boost climate assistance for developing countries
The European Commission welcomes the commitment of the European Union to scaling up public funding for climate financing in the years ahead, as confirmed by the Ministers of the EU Member States meeting in the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN)
9 November Nov 2015 1615 09 November 2015
Asset management: the beginning of a new era?
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s decision to divest from fossils fuels is raising the stakes of transparency and coherence in the foundation sector. But could this herald the start of a new asset management era for philanthropic institutions? Are other foundations ready to follow and can they preserve their endowment and remain entirely true to their philanthropic mission?
9 November Nov 2015 0933 09 November 2015
Free trade deals set to ravage Europe’s public services
A new generation of trade deals being negotiated behind closed doors will make any privatisation of public services effectively irreversible in future.
8 November Nov 2015 1719 08 November 2015
Wind power to serve a quarter of Europe's electricity demand by 2030
Wind power can meet a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030 if Member States deliver on climate and energy pledges, according to the latest forecasts by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
7 November Nov 2015 1518 07 November 2015
You grow the food, I give you the land
Huertos Compartidos is a Spanish initiative that puts land owners in contact with those who want to grow their own food, through an online platform. There are already more than 70 connected hectares and over 4100 registered users throughout Spain.
5 November Nov 2015 1819 05 November 2015
Social innovation starts here
A tour of Milan, where active citizenship and social innovation are powering an urban revolution
4 November Nov 2015 1538 04 November 2015
Bulb in Town: when crowdfunding goes local
The first local crowdfunding platform in France, Bulb in Town enables communities to support small businesses in their cities and neighbourhoods.
3 November Nov 2015 1657 03 November 2015
Juncker Commission 1st anniversary: a ‘lost year’ for environmental protection
One year since the entry into office of the current European Commission headed by Jean-Claude Juncker, environmental groups have criticised the EU executive for a paralysis in policymaking on issues related to the environment
3 November Nov 2015 1430 03 November 2015
End the comprehensive sickness of hunger in the world
In Europe alone, more than 50 million people cannot afford a decent meal every day. This follows from poverty, lack of employment, non-access to social protection or personal/family crises.
3 November Nov 2015 1300 03 November 2015
Vaccinations made friendly
The new way forwards to help countries find ways to close the immunization gap and sustain high vaccine uptake rates
2 November Nov 2015 1046 02 November 2015
Microfranchise Solidaire, a new form of social entrepreneurship
Launched by Adie, France’s pioneer microcredit organization, it is an innovative concept that uses the strength of the franchising model and puts it at the service of micro-entrepreneurship.