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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 …

Multiplier Seminar: „EU Raw Materials Policies and Resource Justice“

Multiplier Seminar: „EU Raw Materials Policies and Resource Justice“

Romania, Bucharest: 2016, September 29, 30

The European Union is one of the biggest importers of raw materials in the world. Its resource consumption is far above a sustainable level on a global scale. Products “Made in the EU” like cars, electronics or chemicals contain raw materials often coming from countries …

Kohle-Protest-Karte – 2. überarbeitete Auflage jetzt online und gedruckt!

Screenshot Kohleprotestkarte 2. Auflage

Pünktlich zu den Kohleprotesten in der Lausitz am vergangenen Pfingstwochenende ist die 2. überarbeitete Auflage der Kohle-Protest-Karte erschienen!

 

Screenshot Kohleprotestkarte 2. AuflageScreenshot KPK 2

Wie bei der ersten Auflage handelt es sich um ein gemeinsames Projekt von PowerShift, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung und Robin Wood.

Die Karte gibt es hier zum Download. Die gedruckten Exemplare können ab sofort bei uns bestellt werden.

Kontakt: Laura.Weis(at)power-shift.de

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 …