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How to turn the EU’s house bank from climate laggard to leader?

Online media briefing: Friday, January 25, 11:00am-12:00 noon CET Join via this link: https://zoom.us/j/429943878 Next week, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will be holding its annual press conference where President Werner Hoyer is expected to give an overview of the bank’s performance over the past year and its outlook for 2019. Reflecting on the EIB’s investments in the […]

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Event: Global gas lock-in: linking North-South resistance – Brussels 21-23 September

Counter Balance, with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and its partners is glad to announce the next gas conference in Brussels. 21.09.2017 – 23.09.2017 The conference follows up on a previous gas meeting in Brussels last year. Conference goals: Building a coalition against further gas infrastructures and LNG imports Organizing along supply chains Learning about impacts of gas extraction […]

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Event: From African mega dams to German motorways, 13 December – Berlin

Global Investment in Infrastructure: Who Benefits? Who Pays? Who owns? Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 – 18:00 – 20:00 Event city:  Berlin Address: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung – Bundesstiftung Berlin Schumannstr. 8 10117 Berlin Agenda 1. Presentations Nancy Alexander, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Director Economic Governance Program, Washington DC Reflections on the global infrastructure agenda and role of G20 (origins and […]

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Event: Carbon Trading and Biodiversity Offsets, 6 December – Brussels

PUBLIC CONFERENCE: Carbon trading and biodiversity offsets Market solutions for environmental problems, or financialisation of nature? Organised by: Re:Common, Counter Balance, Corporate Europe Observatory, Food & Water Europe Location: Mundo B, 26 rue d’Edimbourg, 1050 Ixelles (main conference room downstairs), see map here: https://goo.gl/maps/bTQ5kiqqt1w Timing: 6th December 2016, 14:00-18:00     **Register**: send an email […]

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Event: EFSI 2.0 – The Investment Plan for Europe: Which Contribution to the EU’s Climate Agenda?

Aimed at raising investments for € 315 billion and supposed to “create jobs everyday”, after one year of operations the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) still appears questionable. On the eve of the proposal to extend the Juncker plan up to 2020, CEE Bankwatch Network, Counter Balance, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF […]

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Job opening: Media and Communication Officer

Counter Balance is seeking a media and communication officer (part time, 20 hours per week with a perspective for a full time position) to support the coalition by conducting advocacy work on EU level, and lead on the communication of the work of the coalition. This is a role for someone who, as part of […]

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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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