Substantive discussions on the Treaty’s purpose, scope and general obligations finally took main stage in the second day of sessions. The EU spoke on behalf of the 28 Member States with questions and concerns rather than proposals. Interventions were in general vague and lacked depth, satisfactory for a warm-up session yet will need to become more pragmatic and constructive in the coming days.
Full house and high participation on the first day. CIDSE especially welcomes that the EU is present alongside a high turnout of Member States. But if the EU wants to live up to its commitment to uphold human rights, a more constructive role is expected. We are hopeful that it will happen in the next days.
CIDSE Highlights No.32, September - October 2017
Signed by businesses, civil society, investors, public authorities and trade unions. Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face today. If we do not act urgently and ambitiously, the impacts will be catastrophic.
This dossier, with text, video footage and pictures offers a striking look back at a disaster that resulted in the death of nearly 20 people, the destruction of entire villages and the contamination of two major rivers.
CIDSE contribution to the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights for their third session (Geneva, 23–27 October 2017)
This month, from 25 – 27 October, CIDSE will participate in the First Agroecology Europe Forum, to be held in Lyon, France.
On the occasion of World Food Day 2017, Change for the Planet – Care for the People launches the final video of the Stories of Change series. A documentary compiling the 10 different stories, experiences and reflections from people taking simple and meaningful steps towards sustainable living.
CIDSE is advocating for a UN Treaty as a key instrument to protect human rights around the world. As part of its commitment, CIDSE will attend the third session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG), taking place in Geneva from 23 to 27 October 2017. This will be a decisive week for the UN Treaty: follow CIDSE on Facebook and Twitter for updates from Geneva, stay informed and engage with us!
Environmental and development organizations from five continents have today written to the UN’s aviation agency (ICAO) condemning a proposal for large-scale use of biofuels in planes.