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  1. Energy Democracy: How can we regain control over our energy system? A question of ownership

    09 December 2015 - Event

    We often use the term "Commons" to explain, that we aim at transforming our societal organization. But which realistic concepts do we have at hand to regain the control over our energy system? We need to ask the question of ownership: Shall the energy system pass into public ownership? Shall we fight for it on all levels, at the municipal, regional and national level?

  2. Wars, Military, Climate

    04 December 2015 - Event

    This series of conferences held to coincide with the UN climate talks in Paris will explore the relationship between climate/ecological crises, conflicts and military activities.

  3. The Secure and the Dispossessed: Challenging the militarisation of climate change

    01 December 2015 - Event

    "What if government and corporate elites have given up on stopping climate change and prefer to try to manage its consequences instead? As historic UN climate talks begin in Paris, this event will examine issues raised by a new book, The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World.

  4. Large-scale bioenergy must be excluded from the renewable energy definition

    30 November 2015
    Declaration

    We, the signatories of this declaration, are calling on the European Union (EU) to exclude bioenergy from its next Renewable Energy Directive (RED), and thereby stop direct and indirect subsidies for renewable energy from biofuels and wood-burning.

  5. The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the military and corporations are shaping a climate-changed world

    25 November 2015 - Event

    What if government and corporate elites have given up on stopping climate change and prefer to try to manage its consequences instead? In the week before the UN climate talks in Paris, this event will examine issues raised by a new
    book, The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World.

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    Open letter to the President of France asking to respect civil liberties during COP21

    25 November 2015
    Declaration

    An international coalition of NGOs, civil society groups and political figures such as Naomi Klein and Susan George have called on the French president to lift the ban on protests during the COP 21 climate talks in Paris, which is due to start on the 30 November.

  7. Investor-state dispute settlement: special rights for investors, serious threat to our climate

    12 November 2015 - Event

    This public event will highlight the risks that provisions negotiated as part of trade agreements – such as ISDS – can pose for governments’ ability to regulate to protect the environment and act on climate change.

  8. Open Letter to Presidents of Council, Commission and Parliament on VolksWagen scandal

    09 November 2015
    Declaration

    Over 39 organisations write an open letter to the presidents of European Council, Commission and Parliament to address their concerns on the agenda in favour of cutting compliance costs and replacing the role of the public regulator with corporate co- and self-regulation. The dieselgate scandal, caused by a will to cut compliance costs, shows that the human and economic consequences of weak rules and lenient enforcement of environmental laws are enormous.

  9. The Phoenix moment

    08 November 2015 - Event

    Launch of "THE PHOENIX MOMENT" by Praful Bidwai

  10. Open Letter: Threats in Colombia: Serious Concern regarding lack of guarantees

    15 October 2015
    Declaration

    Although there is talk of peace, there are no safeguards for the activities of the social organisations that are working to defend social rights and to oppose an economic model that is deepening inequality and that violates fundamental rights.