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World way off track on sustainability goals

World way off track on sustainability goals

By Emily Macintosh, EEB Countries are not on track to meet global goals on sustainability by 2030. That was the assessment given by the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council today when she opened a meeting of global political leaders in New York. Marie Chatardová said that progress was not sufficient enough […]

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Industrial-Scale Trawlers Decimating Small-Scale Fishing Around The World

By Emily Macintosh, EEB In the first of a special series, the EEB newsletter META looks at how different cases of environmental injustice are causing inequality around the world. With the industrialisation of fishing causing huge stock collapses and species extinctions, small-scale fishing communities in Europe and beyond are reclaiming their rights for access to […]

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Curb Inequality Or Global Sustainability Goals Won’t Be Met, New Campaign Warns

By Emily Macintosh, EEB A new campaign kicked off during the European Development Days (5-6 June) warns that without action to curb global inequality, countries around the world won’t achieve the UN goals that aim to end poverty and protect the planet – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were adopted in 2015 and […]

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Leaving development cooperation behind: is the EU turning its back on Agenda 2030?

By Global Health Advocates While many are rejoicing at the prospects of increased resources for external action in the face of Brexit, this is by no means justified. The proposal for a Neighborhood, Development, International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) does not constitute an EU pledge to support partner countries’ efforts to “leave no one behind”. Indeed, […]

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European Day of Sustainable Communities

By European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (ECOLISE) The European Day of Sustainable Communities #EDaySC2018 on 22 September is a celebration of the efforts and achievements of the thousands of local communities across Europe who are taking action for a better, more sustainable world. It is also about raising awareness among […]

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Citizens and sustainable development are big losers in EU’s next research programme

By Jill McArdle, Global Health Advocates The European Commission has released its proposal for the next EU research framework programme, Horizon Europe, set to begin in 2020. The proposal comes at a critical moment for the EU. Democracy across the EU is in a state of transformation. Shaken by recent electoral shocks, leaders are paying […]

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REDUCING INEQUALITIES, AN ESSENTIAL CONDITION FOR THE ACCEPTABILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES

By Carole-Anne Sénit and Vaia Tuuhia, 4D This brief is based on an interview conducted with Lucas Chancel at the Paris School of Economics on 11 January 2018, and is supplemented by figures. Inequalities are increasing everywhere There is no doubt. The works of NGOs and researchers have come to the same conclusion: inequalities are […]

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UN Secretary-General Releases Advance Version of 2018 SDG Progress Report

By UN On 10 May, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued, in advance, the unedited 2018 edition of the annual report on progress towards the SDGs. The report is based on selected SDG indicators for which data is available, using the latest data as of 10 May 2018. The report titled, ‘Progress towards the Sustainable Development […]

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ANIMALS ON THE AGENDA – A new front in the struggle against inequality?

By Spanish Green MEP Florent Marcellesi’s and philosopher and author Corine Pelluchon Animal exploitation on a mass scale remains a grotesque reality today. But a cultural shift is underway, and animal-rights awareness and activism is on the rise. The Green European Journal sat down with Spanish Green MEP Florent Marcellesi and philosopher and author Corine […]

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Confronting inequality: basic income and the right to work

By Tim Jackson Ten years after the financial crisis, inequality in advanced economies is still rising. Tim Jackson presents the findings of a new CUSP working paper to explore potential solutions. The idea of a citizen’s income originated with Thomas More, who in his work, Utopia (1516), suggested that it could be a means to […]

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