15 November 2017

English translation of the German Association of Judges opinion on the proposal for the Multilateral Investment Court system (MIC).

This translation was provided by EuroMinds Linguistics and has not been verified by the Deutsche Richterbund. Only the German original is an authentic document of the Deutsche Richterbund and can be found here: http://www.drb.de/stellungnahmen/2017/multilateraler-gerichtshof-fuer-investitionsstreitigkeiten.html

7 November 2017

Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a team of climate change scientists to determine how much gas Europe can afford to use in its future energy mix.

31 October 2017

The Agribusiness Atlas is a unique collection of facts and infographics that show the dramatic impacts of the global food system being rapidly monopolised by ever-fewer, ever-larger corporations at every stage of the food chain. This alarming trend poses risks to consumer choice, jobs and working conditions and food production in the future, warn the report's authors. A selection of free-to-use infographics from the report are available here.

16 October 2017

This is a summary briefing of new research led by Ioannis Lianos, Professor of Global Competition Law and Public Policy and Director of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) at University College London (UCL), which concludes that even on a narrow reading of EU competition law, the merger between Monsanto and German 'life science' company Bayer should not be permitted.

28 September 2017

Despite multiple climate action commitments the EU budget and European public banks continue to finance fossil fuel production and consumption across the EU and internationally.

This study shows the scale of the problem with the EU providing an annual average of €4bn in fossil fuel subsidies through its budget, development and investment banks and funds. The growing support for gas, and the continued provision of support for coal-fired power, are particularly concerning. 

18 September 2017

The European Union is engaged in negotiations on a package of climate and energy legislation with a new deadline: 2030. The package covers different issues such as renewables, efficiency and energy poverty, and is known as 'The Clean Energy Package for All Europeans'.

11 September 2017

The European Commission's 'Better Regulation' agenda, through its emphasis on co- and self-regulation and on burden reduction, undermines progress in the EU and may present an obstacle to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

6 September 2017

How a treaty on business and human rights could improve access to remedy for victims

This report provides concrete evidence of continuing obstacles to access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses, based on five well documented cases. It also sets out seven areas for practical reform, arguing that the UN negotiations for a binding treaty on business and human rights can offer a clear opportunity to improve the situation for victims.

15 May 2017

This review introduces our impact in 2016. You'll find highlights from our campaigns at the European level, the activities of our youth network, our inspiring School of Sustainability project, and success stories from our member groups across Europe. In addition you'll find special features on our two big victories in 2016: putting the EU-US 'Trojan' trade deal on hold, and saving nature laws in Brussels, and nature across Europe. You will also find detailed financial information.

14 May 2017

There are many benefits to community and cooperative ownership of renewable energy. This briefing highlights four of the main benefits, and three examples of successful projects in Belgium, Scotland and England. It calls for a stronger definition for a 'renewable energy community' in the European Commission's Clean Energy package, and encourages access to financial support schemes for renewable energy communities.

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