SOLIDAR’s Briefing Paper on the European Green Deal

By SOLIDAR   In December 2019, the European Commission unveiled the European Green Deal (EGD) and committed to reaching climate neutrality in Europe by 2050. Since then, despite the obstacles and damages caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic and social crises, the European Union’s political will to stay “on track” with the objectives […]

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Interview — How does Europe get to zero pollution?

By The Movement For Community-led Development What does the Zero Pollution Action Plan involve specifically? It is a very broad topic and difficult to define, but one of the key objectives is to encourage and  promote inclusion of pollution prevention in all relevant EU policies. Other key elements of the plan  include addressing inequalities in […]

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UNECE Platform Holds 20,000 Standards Mapped to SDGs

By The Movement For Community-led Development The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) announced an expansion of its initiative for  identifying standards to help advance the SDGs. The ‘Portal on Standards for SDGs’ was initially  launched in 2018 with 1,600 standards linked to five SDGs and now includes 20,000 standards  addressing all 17 SDGs. According […]

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European competition law and sustainable co-operation

By The Movement For Community-led Development Does competition law apply to sustainability agreements at all? EU Court rulings excluded certain measures (e.g., rules adopted by legal professional bodies) from  European competition law where “the anti-competitive restrictions in question are inherent in or  necessary for the pursuit of a legitimate objective.” However, the draft guidelines draw […]

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Welcome to the new SDG Watch Europe Coordinator!

By  SDG Watch Europe Since March 1st, Jeffrey Moxom has joined SDG Watch Europe as the new Coordinator. Based at the European Environmental Bureau, Jeffrey will coordinate SDG Watch Europe activities around the REAL_DEAL project, a new pan-European Horizon 2020 project focused on reframing citizens’ participation in the context of the European Green Deal and […]

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Year 2022 – year of youth!

By LAPAS This year is the “European Youth Year”. Because what the youth has to say about the future has become central, the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) and its collaborators, supported by ambassadors of the European Commission in Latvia, have been conducting local face-to-face discussions called “ESi NĀKOTNE” since January.   The discussions occur […]

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Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss – Developing a Roadmap for Engagement

By Coalition 2030   On March 22, over 100 people from environmental NGOs and community groups around Ireland joined a zoom call to learn, share, and prepare for the upcoming Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity. Coalition 2030 members: the Irish Environmental Network and Cultivate successfully designed and led the gathering with the Coalition coordinator.  At the […]

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Progress on the SDGs in Norway

By the Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development Norway presented its second VNR at the High-Level Political Forum in 2021. The report shows that Norway is making good progress on many of the goals but is still struggling with others. In this article, some of the recent advances in the national work on the SDGs are summed up.  Collaboration with societal […]

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Mobilisation to act for SDGs in Latvia

By LAPAS The mobilisation of different stakeholders to act for Sustainable Development Goals implementation has been the leading goal of the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) throughout all 2021.  Covering all five regions of Latvia, 30 local SDGs workshops have been implemented. The methodology was based on three steps – awareness-raising on the individual […]

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