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Investment and Energy Seminar, Cologne 4-5 December

Investment agreements and Investor-State-Arbitration: No place for a sustainable energy future? The challenge of the international investment regime and what energy and climate activists can do about it Organised by Re:Common, PowerShift and the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation as part of the TNI led EC-project ‘Making EU investment policy work for sustainable development.’ This seminar will gather together NGOs, legal experts and policy makers to examine how investment and energy issues intersect and explore opportunities for action by participants across these two areas. It has the foEnergy and Investment Seminarllowing four aims: 1. Increase common understanding of EU investment and energy policies and the implications they have for each; 2. Examine existing and potential threats from investment policy to ongoing campaigns on energy transition and fossil fuel divestment in Europe; 3. Identify key entry points and opportunities for civil society collaboration and action in the intersection between the investment and energy agendas; 4. Explore long term opportunities to support ongoing struggles and reclaim policy space for energy transition at European level. Venue: Jugendherberge Köln-Riehl, City-Hostel, An der Schanz 14, 50735 Cologne/Germany Dates: 4-5 December, 2013 (followed by energy/finance-seminar Urgewald/Re:Common 5-6 Dec., 2013) Target group: Energy-, environment-, climate- & development organisations in Europe; progressive academics; progressive policy makers/staff. To register: If you are interested in attending please email Jamie Gorman ( Further information is available here: Investment Seminar Concept Note and Agenda_4-5December2013  ]]>

Nicola Jaeger