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PR: Despite Commission promise, new list of energy infrastructure ‘projects of common interest’ prioritises climate-wrecking fossil gas

Joint Press Release by 350.org, Corporate Europe Observatory, Counter Balance, PowerShift, Gastivists, Justice and Environment and Food & Water Europe.

Brussels, 24 November – Today, the European Commission presented its third “Projects of Common Interest” (PCI) list composed of energy infrastructure projects. It contains around 90 gas infrastructure projects. This is even more than in the list of 2015 and …

New Report – UN Body Alarmed By Mining Waste Disasters Worldwide

New Report – UN Body Alarmed By Mining Waste Disasters Worldwide

(13 November 2017 – London-Washington-Ottawa). An international coalition of non-governmental organizations support the recommendations of a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which urges governments and industry to act to stop deadly and damaging mining spills worldwide. UNEP calls for an urgent UN …

PR: New legislation on conflict minerals, a missed opportunity for the European Union

New legislation on conflict minerals, a missed opportunity for the European Union

On Thursday, the European Parliament will vote on the law on the responsible sourcing of minerals, a regulation aimed at ensuring that revenues from minerals imported into the European Union do not finance infringements of Human Rights and armed conflicts around the world. Civil society organizations have already

EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached as exemptions added

The European Union (EU) has today taken a positive, but half-hearted, step towards cleaning up Europe’s trade in minerals. EU legislators concluded their negotiations on a new law on so-called ‘conflict minerals’—a Regulation which is meant to ensure that minerals entering the EU do not finance conflict or human rights violations. Certain EU companies will, for the first time, be …

PR and Open Letter: German NGOs demand Swedish Parliament to stop the sale of Vattenfall’s lignite assets in Germany

Screenshot Open letter Swedish Parliament

Screenshot Open letter Swedish ParliamentBerlin, 23rd of May 2016

Twelve environmental and developmental organisations based in Germany are calling for a stop of the sale of Vattenfall’s lignite assets in Germany. One day before a parliamentary debate on the issue, the NGOs address their critique to Members of the Swedish Parliament by means of an Open Letter. Instead of selling off its lignite assets …