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Event: Dirty Money – Europe’s Thirst for Oil in Nigeria

Thu 25 Jun 2015, 6:30pm Free Word Lecture Theatre This event will look at the environmental and social impact of Western oil corporations in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. It will also focus on Dirty Money, a graphic novel that tells the incredible story of Dotun Oloko, a Nigerian whistleblower who tries to expose what he […]

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Event: the Southern Gas Corridor – A discussion on energy security, democracy and human rights violations from Italy to Azerbaijan

Event details: When? Tuesday, May 5, 2015 2 pm – 5.30 pm Where? Résidence Palace 155, rue de la Loi 1040 Brussels, Belgium Register here online (registration is obligatory) The conference will be structured as follows: Introductory remarks – 10 min By MEP Claude Turmes (Greens/EFA, Luxembourg) and Emma Hughes, Platform (UK) Session 1 – […]

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Roundtable: The European project bonds – What impact for European public finance, and what vision for the future?

  Where and When? Tuesday 2 December 2014, 13:00-16:00 European Parliament, Brussels, Room P1C051,   What ? In 2012, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) launched the pilot phase of the ‘Europe 2020 Project Bond Initiative’ – the so-called project bonds – in order to steer private sector investments in large infrastructure […]

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Nature is not for sale – 2nd Forum on Natural Commons

Where and when June 2nd, 5-8pm Regent’s Park Hub, London Invitation The UK government appears hell-bent on pushing through biodiversity offsetting – which will allow wildlife and habitats to be destroyed across the country, so long as it is ‘replaced’ elsewhere. The policy is inherently flawed: biodiversity offsetting ignores the difficulties in recreating ecosystems, it […]

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Forum on Natural Commons – Nature is not for sale

Edinburgh – Next week Counter Balance, Re:Common World Development Movement and Carbon Trade Watch are organising the Forum on Natural Commons to stand up to global finance and share ideas to protect our natural world for the benefit of all. Why? Because the United Nations, governments and global financial institutions will be meeting at the […]

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Event: Power to the people – Discussing the potential of community-driven energy projects

Counter Balance and Friends of the Earth Europe are organising “Power to the people”, an afternoon of inspiring examples and intense debate on the potential of community-driven energy projects. Community power projects are on the rise in Europe and that’s no coincidence. It offers a solution to the energy and climate crises we are currently […]

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