Author Archive: Redaktion

Data protection declaration

Data protection declaration

 

PowerShift e.V. takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We would therefore like you to know what data is stored and how it is being used.

With this data protection declaration, we inform you about the kind, extend and purpose of taking and making use of personal data.

As a non-profit organization, PowerShift e.V. is …

New Factsheet: Ruthless exploitation in the raw materials sector: How corporations are using the investment court system to enforce their interests

Our new factsheet: “Ruthless exploitation in the raw materials sector: How corporations are using the investment court system to enforce their interests” is all about investors suing the state.
It explores the roots of the investor-state dispute settlement systems – as a mechanism protecting colonial investments from expropriation- and traces its development until today. But the paper also takes a …

CETA and public health: “The unhealthy side effects of CETA”

CETA and public health: “The unhealthy side effects of CETA”

We are glad that the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) has added an additional chapter to our main
publication Making Sense of CETA II which was published in 2016. In this chapter, the authors Zoltán Massay-Kosubek and George Thurley
explore the possible damages CETA threatens to inflict to public health.…

Factsheet: We make the rules! How the EU intervenes in the sovereign fiscal policy of resource-rich countries

Raw materials, including raw materials for energy production, as well as semi-finished products, and components make up two thirds of all EU imports; more than half of these imports are transported to Germany. Germany’s status as ‘export world champion’ means that it relies on imports, including those of ferrous raw materials. In fact, Germany is particularly dependent on imports of …

Policy Paper Working Group on Raw Materials: Towards a Democratic and Globally Just Resource Policy

The Federal Republic of Germany depends on the import of metallic, mineral and fossil fuel resources. The extraction of these raw materials takes place at the expense of the environment and leads to human rights violations. The German Federal Government does not take these consequences adequately into account. Instead, it supports the industry because of concerns around security of supply.…