Displaying items by tag: european parliament - CIDSE

EU climate finance: more than a numbers' game?

Friday, 12 October 2018 12:43

Last Tuesday, 9th October, we organised a round table event at the European Parliament in Brussels together with Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E), ACT ALLIANCE EU, in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on the current and potential future picture of EU climate finance. The event was supported by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D) and hosted by MEP Patrizia Toia.

Published in Climate finance

EU must constructively engage in the UN Treaty for Business and Human Rights

Thursday, 04 October 2018 14:08

A resolution voted by the EP today joins a growing number of actors who are actively supporting the UN Binding Treaty, however the EU has not engaged enough so far. Ahead of an important decision in the Council on 10 October regarding the EU’s participation in the process, it is time to step up!

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A new and more transparent approach to finance could save lives

Thursday, 31 May 2018 13:37

After the vote of the European Parliament on sustainable finance, we reflect on the missing measures in the field of investments to prevent the loss of many lives and the disruption of communities.

Press release: EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement: Many risks, few benefits

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 13:25

The EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) could have serious consequences for the country’s already grave human rights situation, warn organisations and networks in the EU, Myanmar and ASEAN (1). The IPA’s risks have been seriously underestimated and its benefits overstated, with dangerous implications for Myanmar’s peace efforts, human rights, and democratic development, according to the report Myths and risks of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (2).

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Joint press release: European Parliament mobilises for Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala

Thursday, 16 February 2017 13:27

• 2016 registered 233 human rights defenders assaults and 14 homicides, the majority of those remained unpunished
• The EP reports threats and intimidation campaigns towards court officials
• The EP urges both Guatemalan authorities to comply with their human rights obligations and the Congress to ratify the reform justice proposal.

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Letter to MEPs on vote on regulation standards for the implementation of MiFID II

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:17

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.

Published in Food price volatility

Joint press release: EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached as exemptions added

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:51

The European Union (EU) has today taken a positive, but half-hearted, step towards cleaning up Europe’s trade in minerals. EU legislators concluded their negotiations on a new law on so-called ‘conflict minerals’—a Regulation which is meant to ensure that minerals entering the EU do not finance conflict or human rights violations.

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Press release: EU, enable citizens to make change: prioritise sustainable consumption and production!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 06:30

Ahead of the release of the European Commission’s (EC) Communication on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action package and ahead of the review of the European Development Consensus, CIDSE and FTAO join their voices to stress on the importance of lifestyles' change to build a sustainable future for Europe and beyond.

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Press release: A new campaign gives voice to citizens to tell EU leaders to “Stand up in favor of an ambitious regulation on conflict minerals”

Monday, 07 March 2016 16:02

One month after the beginning of the Trialogue on conflict minerals (the negotiations between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the 28 EU Member States that form the EU Council) CIDSE, EurAc and Commission Justice & Paix launch a campaign to maintain high pressure on EU decision makers.

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Press release: European Parliament’s plenary vote on conflict minerals: A great step forward for the respect of human rights

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 16:16

"When considering the European Commission's "conflict minerals" proposal in March 2014, today's vote in the European Parliament represents a great victory for communities affected by human rights abuses fueled by natural resource extraction. "

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