Brussels, 29th April 2019, 8.30 AM
Friends of the Earth Europe / CIDSE / ActionAid / CNCD 11.11.11
Race for justice: European citizens vs. transnational corporations
The labor and courage of women is central to their communities and rural economies, and by extension, to the global economy. However, they are underrepresented at all decision-making levels, especially when it comes to participation and co-determination in managing resources. In tribute to the exemplary commitment of women to themselves, their families and their communities, the Swiss Ecumenical Campaign 2019 focused this year on women's rights.
The way people produce and access energy is a crucial aspect of our lives, because energy is essential to our well-being, and simultaneously we must avert climate change to save life on earth. The documentary ‘Energy to Change’ follows six stories of the personal energy choices of communities and people across the world. From riding bicycles to defending the Amazon from hydropower dams, from schools and clinics in the desert powered by solar panels to energetic conversion of buildings, these heroes are doing their part for an energy transition that respects the needs of people and the planet.
Deux ans après l’adoption de la loi française sur le devoir de vigilance, les entreprises françaises publient leurs premiers plans de vigilance. Nous constatons que les mesures prises par les entreprises de l’agro-industrie sont succinctes et ne répondent pas aux exigences légales. Le rapport du CCFD-Terre Solidaire « La vigilance au menu » met en lumière les risques qui doivent impérativement être pris en compte dans ce secteur pour que le respect des droits humains et la protection de l’environnement ne restent pas lettres mortes.
Two years after the adoption of the French law on the duty of vigilance, French companies are publishing their first vigilance plans. We note that the measures implemented by agro-industry companies are insufficient and do not meet legal requirements. The report of CCFD-Terre Solidaire “Vigilance on the menu” highlights the risks that must be taken into account in this sector so that respect for human rights and the environment are not just lip service.
Five European and International civil society networks have joined forces calling for a fair and sustainable European consumption and production agenda with a campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections.
In the face of the brutal crime committed on March 22nd against a coordinator of the Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples in Brazil, the undersigned human rights and environmental organizations call on Brazilian authorities and multilateral organizations to ensure that the country’s obligations regarding the protection of human rights and environmental defenders are enforced.
Wednesday 10 April 2019, 19:00-21:00 – Chapel for Europe, Rue Van Maerlant 22/24, 1040 Brussels – #ChristianVoicesEU2019
CIDSE Highlights No.39, January - February 2019
Side event organised by Franciscans International, FIDH, FIAN, EURAC, CIDSE, Fastenopfer, Bread for All and WILPF during the UN Human Rights Council 40th Session.
Date: Geneva, 6 March 2019, 15:00-16:00 - Recording of the event
Venue: Palais des Nations - Room XXIV