SDG Alliance, MEPs for Agenda 2030

By SDG Alliance   The SDG Alliance is an informal group of like-minded MEPs from different committees and political groups across the European Parliament. Members of the Alliance believe the SDGs should be at the centre of policymaking in the European Parliament and the EU. The SDG Alliance was launched in 2021; it includes 26 members, […]

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Minimum income, it’s time for an EU legal framework

By Caritas Europa The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has a big impact on everyone, but it especially affects the most vulnerable in our societies. In Europe, it has increased the challenge to meet SDG 1 – End poverty; people experiencing poverty are enduring exceptional hardship. A minimum income is the last safety net for people without […]

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European Regional Disability Summit

By European Disability Forum European leaders came together at the high-level European Regional Disability Summit on international cooperation for the first time. The event took place on 8th February 2022 under the auspices of the Global Disability Summit.   The event welcomed 20 high-level speakers and had three excellent moderators—stakeholders from the European Union, United Nations, organisations […]

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Latest UN IPCC report confirms that a socially Just Transition is the solution to the climate crisis

By SOLIDAR On 28 February, the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report titled “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability“, which examines the impacts of climate change on nature and people around the globe and underlines the urgency of immediate and more ambitious climate action, focusing on equity and justice. […]

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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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