After decades of raising awareness, the degree of transformation required to face environmental issues is still the subject of intense debates. While the answers proposed by European governments remain at an embryonic stage, it seems that the Covid crisis has not provided the opportunity environmentalists had hoped for to thoroughly question states’ attachment to the
On 7 November, in the framework of the Peoples' Summit during the Glasgow COP26, a jury found the UNFCCC guilty of several serious charges, including failing of address the root causes of climate change. Furthermore, the UNFCCC violated the UN Charter. Therefore the jury claims wide-ranging measures of redress for the peoples of the world.
On 14 July 2021 the European Commission presented its climate protection project ‘Fit for 55’ for implementing Europe’s climate legislation. As a whole, the merits of Fit for 55 are mixed. Although it contains steps in the right direction it also has points in urgent need of improvement in the sense of strong climate protection and social justice.
Organised by the European Network for the fair sharing of working time and supported by the Brussels Office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, a member organisation of transform! europe, this conference was centered around the question of the role of working time reduction when addressing climate change. Watch the full recording!
The DIALOP is a joint project between universities, foundations, and associations, developed by faculty members with different ideological and philosophical, Marxist or Christian backgrounds. In times of growing social challenges, its aim is to promote dialogue between Marxist and Christian positions and develop common commitments to peace, non-violence, social justice, democracy, and ecological transformation. While
The left in the European Parliament is sounding the alarm at the prospect of a historic capitulation on the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), led by the right-wing EPP group working hand in glove with big agribusiness lobbies. A grand coalition of political groups in the European Parliament is currently engaged in side negotiations for
La France Insoumise had its summer university in Valence from 19th to 22 August. This meeting was obviously overshadowed by the Corona Crisis and its brutal impact on the popular classes in France. But also the attempts of the government to push through anti-social pension and unemployment “reforms” against vehement fights on the streets are
Lockdown and economic slowdown in many countries have only slightly mitigated the further increase in greenhouse gas emissions. According to the latest report coordinated by the WMO, the world is still ‘not on track to meet agreed targets to keep global temperature increase well below 2 °C or at 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels’.
Every sector of the economy has felt the impact of the coronavirus crisis, and car manufacturing is no exception. There are 12 million EU workers employed in the automotive industry, either directly in production or in parts manufacturing, and the sector accounts for 7% of the union’s GDP. If we look at direct automotive employment
The corona crisis has already killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Politicians and society as a whole have rightly focused on combating the virus. However, underneath the pandemic there is still an environmental catastrophe exploding in slow motion. The corona crisis is only a small part of this puzzle.
In 2015, when the Paris Agreement was still under negotiations, British journalist Paul Mason expressed his doubts whether the agreement would be signed and wrote that such climate conferences „resemble the peace treaties that paved the way to the Second World War." Although Mason was wrong about one thing – the agreement was signed –
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