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EIB hoax – coal down award [full video]

A European Investment Bank (EIB) that would cease lending to coal projects and eventually all fossil fuels is still a dream. However last Thursday we dreamed out loud and imagined how it would be. Effects would be tremendous: the EIB could play a leading role in decarbonising Europe’s energy infrastructure, it would be applauded by […]

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Why the EIB got the ‘Coal Down’ award

After a fake press release in which the EIB ‘announced’ its divestment from coal, activists stroke again the next day during the Bank’s annual press conference. In name of EU citizens, President Werner Hoyer received the 2013 ‘World Coal Down’ award. Unfortunately he had to enfeeble the rumours of the EIB’s coal divestment, saying it […]

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Workshop Ecosystem Trading

A workshop on ecosystem services and carbon trading by Jutta Kill aimed at activists and NGOs working on the issue. The workshops shows how ecosystem trading works, how it has evolved and how carbon trading has accelerated the process.  It explains how nature is being price tagged and traded and how it loses is status […]

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Video projected on the European Parliament questions potential EIB’s capital increase

Brussels – On Monday night a video was projected on the building of the European Parliament which denounced the unsustainable energy portfolio of the European Investment Bank (EIB). The 30 second video concluded with: “Make the EIB chose a brighter future before increasing its capital”, a message for EIB governors which gather Tuesday 15 May […]

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Make the EIB chose a brighter future

The European Investment Bank is to fund a sustainable energy future for Europe. But its energy portfolio hides a darker sid. Make the EIB choose a brighter future before increasing its capital. This video was projected on the European Parliament on May 14 the night before EIB governors gathered for the bank’s Annual General Meeting […]

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Europe’s energy games are not child’s play – new report and cartoon

By David Hoffman (also appeared on the Bankwatch website) When it comes to EU energy policies, particularly those that guide the relationships with neighbouring countries, Europe at times displays characteristics similar to the self-absorbed stubbornness of a child who doesn’t play nicely with his schoolmates. Stealing things from others, taking candy from strangers against his […]

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