Tag Archives: climate finance

“Nature destruction cannot be compensated for” say NGOs warning communities against biodiversity offsetting

Brussels/Rome, 26 October 2017 As the world’s forests, lands and waters keep being destroyed, the people whose livelihoods are deeply linked to these places cannot continue their way of life and are often pushed into poverty and hunger. At the same time, the very actors profiting from this destruction have found a way to come […]

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Letter urges EIB board of directors to amend the EIB’s draft climate strategy

The EIB’s Climate Strategy represents a unique opportunity to ensure full policy coherence between the operations of the EIB and EU climate objectives, to support the EU transition to a low carbon and resource efficient economy and to enhance the credibility of the EIB and EU in fighting against climate change – ahead of the […]

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EU and big polluters ignore climate action – pushing to expand carbon markets at COP19

The EU aims to expand carbon markets that would benefit big polluters at the UN climate talks, COP19 in Poland, says a statement signed by 130+ groups, movements and networks. The Statement denounces the corporate capture of COP19 by the same companies that stand to profit.[i] “The European Commission and the carbon crooks who turn […]

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NGO report busts the myths of the Emissions Trading Scheme

 Why it must be replaced with direct action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Brussels, April 15th– The European Parliament votes tomorrow on the European Commission’s proposal to backload 900 million emissions permits within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). This vote assumes the EU ETS can be reformed, but ahead of the vote, a […]

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“EU ETS under heavy pressure”

BRUSSELS – “The EU ETS is under heavy pressure, there is a real option it will die”, warned MEP Peter Liese (EPP) during a conference on the future of EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). A reason to enhance it, say EU policy makers. An opportunity to formulate non marked based alternatives, say NGOs. “Industry is […]

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Questioning Carbon Finance: Which perspectives on EU ETS and expansion of carbon markets?

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 16:00 – 18:00 Residence Palace, Room ‘Passage’ Rue de la Loi 155 – 1040 Brussels Registration desk opens at 15:30 The conference will be in English With reform of the EU’s Emissions Trading System under discussion, join civil society groups, policy makers from the European Commission, the Parliament and the European […]

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