Food for Thought: Sustainable Development Goals as media agenda

By the Hellenic Platform for Development On 11 April 2019, the Hellenic Platform for Development held a participatory workshop for journalists and communication officers of civil society organizations on communicating on the Agenda 2030 and global issues. The workshop, “Food for Thought: Sustainable Development Goals as media agenda”, focused on good practices for both national […]

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IRELAND: Presenting the Rediscovery Centre: the Irish National Centre for the Circular Economy

By Laura Niessen, Rediscovery Centre The Rediscovery Centre is a creative space connecting people, ideas and resources to support low carbon living. We bring together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers and craftsmen united in a common purpose of sustainability through resource efficiency and reuse. As the Irish National Centre for the Circular […]

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#EU2endFGM election campaign

By End FGM European Network The End FGM European Network is a European umbrella network of 24 organisations working to end female genital mutilation (FGM). With our 2019 EU election campaign #EU2endFGM, we want to encourage EU candidates to commit in taking concrete action to end female genital mutilation (FGM). Worldwide 30% of women suffer […]

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Europe needs ‘sustainability and wellbeing pact’

Nick Meynen, EEB More than 200 experts use Europe Day to call for systemic changes to deal with the climate crisis, species extinction and inequality. The echo from the streets of Europe and beyond is ‘system change, not climate change’. When climate activist Greta Thunberg met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, she told him to […]

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By KHALED DIAB, EEB An alliance of more than 50 of Europe’s leading civil society organisations urged EU heads of state and government as they gathered for a summit in Sibiu, Romania, to nominate and select European commissioners who will support and serve present and future generations, and prioritise environment, quality of life and decent […]

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What kinds of agriculture will help us reach the sustainable development goals? Those that help and those that hinder

By Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Adviser Compassion in World Farming The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has said: “Our inefficient food system is threatening human health and environmental sustainability … The current agribusiness model benefits the few at the expense of the many: small-scale farmers, the essence of rural livelihoods and backbone of food […]

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