Articles

Making the move towards sustainable lifestyles possible

Monday, 27 June 2016 12:14

On June 15, CIDSE, Fair Trade Advocacy Office, Action Aid, Via Campesina, the International Federation of Catholic Parochial Youth Movements, and the International Federation of Rural Adult Catholic Movements co-organized a brainstorming lab session at the European Development Days 2016. Through five concrete examples and experiences, this session explored different ways of moving towards more sustainable ways of living, consuming and producing.

One year on, the Pope's encyclical on the environment is more relevant than ever

Thursday, 23 June 2016 13:03

In June 2015, CIDSE welcomed the Pope's hope for a profound "ecological conversion" and advocated for a fair and binding global agreement on climate change at the UN Climate Conference (COP21). However, together – politicians, business people, investors, teachers, healthcare workers – can and must do more to live Laudato Si'.

Corporate impunity and lack of access to justice in Colombia: How a UN Treaty could help

Friday, 17 June 2016 10:39

In a video interview Elisabet Pèriz from Tierra Digna illustrates some of the issues connected to transnational corporations and the violations of human rights in Colombia.

Europe’s unique chance to clean up its trade in minerals

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:14

Around the world, multinational companies dealing with natural resources are fighting a global battle to access, control and extract precious stones, oil, gas, minerals and even plants.

Open letter from civil society organisations calling on EU to require EU companies to act with due care

Monday, 13 June 2016 13:39

130 civil society organisations today (13 June 2016) called on the European Union not to squander a unique opportunity to play its part in tackling the conflict minerals trade.