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  1. A bioenergy sorghum crop is harvested near College Station. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo)

    Bioenergy in the EU

    • Bente Hessellund Andersen
    08 December 2016
    Report

    The European Union’s approach to bioenergy is shaped by contradictory policies. Climate concerns are highlighted in public discourse and assure broad public support for renewable energy, including bioenergy. Meanwhile, however, the EU’s corporate growth and trade agenda promotes the use of energy that actually increases the EU’s footprint on land elsewhere, with significant implications for environmental and social justice.

  2. Flower seed

    Both ENDS

    Profile
  3. National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) project in Jakarta Bay

    07 December 2016
    Opinion

    A Dutch economic trade mission visited Indonesia from the 21st to the 24th of November.  Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who heads the mission, is accompanied by Minister Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development), Minister Schultz van Haegen and State Secretary Dijksma (Infrastructure and Environment).

  4. Consolidación del movimiento por el agua pública en España

    Red Agua Pública/Public Water network
    05 December 2016
    Article

    Los días 3 y 4 de noviembre de 2016 se celebró en Madrid el primer ‘Encuentro de ciudades por el agua pública’, convocado por la Red Agua Pública en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de Madrid. El encuentro puede considerarse un hito en el movimiento por el agua pública, ya que ha reforzado la alianza de los distintos actores implicados en la defensa de la gestión pública del agua, desde una perspectiva de bien común y derecho humano, y va a permitir en el futuro una colaboración más estrecha con los ayuntamientos y otras instituciones públicas (como universidades, colegios profesionales y entidades culturales).

  5. Land for the few Infographics

    • Timothé Feodoroff, Sylvia Kay
    05 December 2016
    Infograph

    A series of infographics that expose the massive concentration of land in Europe. Over the last decade, the EU has lost a third of all its small farms, 3% of its farms now own 52% of farm land, and land inequality has become worse than wealth inequality.

  6. Access to land for farmers in the EU

    Access to land for farmers in the EU

    07 December 2016 - Event

    In Europe, land speculation and land concentration are an increasing threat to small and medium sized family farms and new entrants. Soaring land prices make it increasingly difficult for farmers to have access to land. In the meantime, investors are buying up enormous pieces of land, sometimes using legal loopholes. Land is increasingly becoming a globally tradable commodity and an object of financial speculation. Examples such as Scotland and Andalusia, where arable land, pastures and forests are highly concentrated since centuries, show the negative effects for sustainable rural development and societies as a whole.

  7. Consolidation of the public water movement in Spain

    Red Agua Pública/Public Water network
    05 December 2016
    Article

    The first CITIES FOR PUBLIC WATER MEETING took place on 3rd and 4th November, 2016 in Madrid, convened by La Red Agua Pública/the Public Water network in collaboration with the Municipal Council of Madrid. The event can be considered a milestone in the public water movement as it has strengthened the alliance of different actors involved in the defence of the public management of water, from a perspective of common good and human rights and will permit a closer collaboration with municipal councils and other public institutions (universities, professional colleges, cultural entities, etc.) in the future.

  8. Land grabbing and land concentration in Europe

    • Sylvia Kay
    04 December 2016
    Policy briefing

    Europe’s young and aspiring farmers will face increasing barriers to entry as land is rapidly concentrated in relatively few big farms. Land is even more unevenly distributed than wealth. A steep decline in Europe’s small farms is underway with damaging consequences for food security, employment, and development.

  9. TNI statement

    02 December 2016
  10. Donald Trump

    Breaking with Fear

    Nick Buxton
    01 December 2016
    Article

    Trump's obsession with security is not an anomaly, but a reflection of a growing tide of fear-based politics that has also shaped the climate change debate. In an interview about TNI's book, The Secure and the Dispossessed, Nick Buxton reflects on the 'securitisation' of climate change and the need to advocate a just transition.

  11. Enfriando el planeta: las comunidades de la línea del frente encabezan la lucha

    29 November 2016
    Report

    ¿Qué sucede cuando las comunidades asumen el protagonismo en la lucha contra el cambio climático? He aquí 12 historias que denuncian las soluciones falsas y presentan alternativas reales.

  12. Cooling the planet: Frontline communities lead the struggle

    29 November 2016
    Report

    Communities of small scale food producers are increasingly confronted by the grabbing of natural resources and systematic violations of human rights.

  13. What comes next? Post-UNGASS options for 2019-2020

    • International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
    29 November 2016

    The UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs – held in New York in April 2016 – was hailed as an opportunity for the international community ‘to conduct a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options’. Although the UNGASS was characterised by many shortcomings and disappointments, it was nonetheless a critical moment for global drug policy reform.

  14. European and Canadian civil society groups call for rejection of CETA

    29 November 2016
    Article

    Joint Statement : 455 European and Canadian civil society groups call for rejection of CETA

  15. Lagos water crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector

    Lagos Water Crisis

    • Satoko Kishimoto, Akinbode Oluwafemi, Philip Jakpor, Susanna Bohme, Emanuele Lobina
    25 November 2016
    Report

    For nearly two years, people in Lagos, Nigeria have been mobilizing to demand a public water system that delivers clean, safe water to all residents. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the next step in the campaign: the release of “Lagos Water Crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector.” This book lays out a vision for how the city can solve its water crisis, with specific recommendations and action steps for the Lagos government.

  16. Los derechos humanos versus los derechos de propiedad

    21 November 2016
    Paper

    El creciente papel del sector privado en la gobernanza mundial está socavando los derechos humanos de los pueblos pescadores.

  17. Video: hacia la democracia energética

    21 November 2016
    Multi-media

    Alrededor del mundo, la ciudadanía está recuperando el control sobre el sector de la energía, combatiendo la ley del mercado y reinventando nuevas formas de producir, distribuir y usar la energía. ¿Cómo podría el concepto de democracia energética contribuir a hacer realidad sistemas de energía socialmente justos, con acceso universal, tarifas asequibles y puestos de trabajo dignos, con derechos sindicales y bien remunerados?

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