Archive | January, 2013
Slovenian art against Sostanj at the European Commission in Brussels

Members of European Parliament call on EIB not to finance Slovene lignite power plant

In an unambiguous letter Members of the European Parliament have reminded the European Investment Bank of the economic and environmental risks that the Sostanj lignite power plant project poses for Europe and Slovenia. Originally posted on the Bankwatch website by Anelia Stefanova, Campaigns director. Members of the European Parliament have called upon the European Investment Bank’s President […]

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CSOs challenge biased European Commission consultation process

After the disappointing Rio+20 summit last summer, the European Commission’s follow up consultation round continues in the same vein. A biased round of questions reveals the ideological background of the Commission when dealing with these and other issues. In a letter to Commissioner Potocnik a number of civil society organizations call on the EC to […]

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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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EIB Capital Increase May Not Further EU Goals

Brussels — Last week’s ten billion euros capital increase for the European Investment Bank (EIB), allowing the bank to lend 60 billion euros extra over the next three years, must come with clear commitments from the bank to stop loans for dirty energy, say NGOs. The EIB’s shareholders, the 27 EU member states, voted unanimously […]

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[interview] Killing in the name of

Jutta Kill explains her fight for the end of carbon markets With another disappointing climate summit behind us it looks like a new end of year tradition is in the making. As a consolation prize, the Kyoto Protocol – which covers only 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions – was extended. Just enough to keep […]

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