The European Parliament is voting today in plenary session on regulation standards for the implementation of the Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). CIDSE is calling on MEPs to either improve or reject the European Commission proposal as it only partly meets the requirement of the European Parliament to terminate scandalous and purely speculative transactions on food and raw materials.
Dulcineia Carvalho, a volunteer at Associação Casa Velha - Ecologia e Espiritualidade in Portugal, reminds us of the power of small actions to enhance change by caring for each other and by taking small, concrete steps in our everyday lives to preserve the environment.
The annual meeting of the CIDSE Board of Directors took place from January 25-27th, in Leuven, Belgium and board members had the pleasure of welcoming Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the new Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director-General of DG DEVCO (The European Commission's Directorate-General for International cooperation and Development). These guests provided insight for CIDSE as it begins to carry out its new strategic framework, ‘Acting for Transformation for a Just and Sustainable World’.
The CIDSE Campaign “Change for the Planet - Care for the People” invites you to participate in its first international photo competition. This initiative seeks to capture the imagination and creativity of photography enthusiasts - both professional and amateur - keen to share their special take on citizen-led initiatives around the sustainable production and consumption of food and energy around the world.
There is always something we can do to contribute to the change we want to see in our world. One of which is the way we consume our food. Christophe Nothomb, tells us about his experience of coordinating a network of solidarity-based buying groups in Brussels (Réseau des GASAP) and how it challenges our consumption patterns, through this motivating story of change.