Author Archive: Redaktion

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 …

Minegolia – Mining in Mongolia

‘Minegolia’ became the nickname of Mongolia when the country rushed into a boom of mining in the beginning of the decade. Foreign nations were searching to play a part in this economically promising game. So in 2011 Angela Merkel came to Mongolia to sign a bilateral resource partnership (“Rohstoffpartnerschaft”) between the two countries[i]. The goal was to integrate …

Open letter to the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Member States of the European Union

Minerals are key components in many everyday products, from mobile phones, laptops, and jewellery, to cars and light bulbs. In too many cases, however, the extraction and trade of these resources is linked to conflicts and human rights abuses. Civil society organisations have been documenting the links between minerals and these abuses for years, from their role in funding violent …

S2B Hosting Webinars on Regulatory Cooperation

Veranstalterkreis Webinars Regulatory Cooperation

Webinars on Regulatory Cooperation in TTIP – Part 1: General information and introduction


Date: Thursday, 19th November, 5 – 6:30 pm (CET)

Target group: Activists and campaigners

Registration via: GotoWebinar

The Seattle to Brussels Network and its members PowerShift, Corporate Europe Observatory and the Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung are hosting a series of Webinars on the much disputed …

AGAM: Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change

Date: 4. June 2015, 6.00 pm

Venue: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin

With special guest and readings by Red Constantino, initiator of AGAM and Executive Director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, Manila.

The Böll Foundation, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, the Philippinenbüro, Philnetz e.V. and PowerShift e.V. invite you to the Berlin …