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

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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Fight Inequalities campaign gets underway

By Solidar, World Vision and the EEB Last week on 6 June, the global Fight Inequalities campaign was launched at the European Development Days. The campaign was organised by civil society organisations from 15 EU countries who are working to increase awareness and push for the policy and social change needed to tackle inequality and […]

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See Get Up project’s new videos on talent waste, gender pay gap and work life balance!

By ALDA When you were a child, have you ever been told to act like a girl (or a boy)? In the European Union, women earn on average 16% less than men. For the same job. Why? Working women in the EU spend on average 26 hours/week on unpaid care and housework. Working men… 9 […]

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12 Questions for the Future of Europe: Commission Launches Online Citizens’ Consultation

By the European Commission On Europe Day, 9 May 2018, the European Commission launched an online public consultation addressed to all Europeans, asking them what direction they want the European Union to take in the future. This unique consultation, part of the broader Future of Europe debate launched with the Commission’s White Paper on 1 […]

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