16 October 2017

This is a summary briefing of new research led by Ioannis Lianos, Professor of Global Competition Law and Public Policy and Director of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) at University College London (UCL), which concludes that even on a narrow reading of EU competition law, the merger between Monsanto and German 'life science' company Bayer should not be permitted.

28 September 2017

Despite multiple climate action commitments the EU budget and European public banks continue to finance fossil fuel production and consumption across the EU and internationally.

This study shows the scale of the problem with the EU providing an annual average of €4bn in fossil fuel subsidies through its budget, development and investment banks and funds. The growing support for gas, and the continued provision of support for coal-fired power, are particularly concerning. 

18 September 2017

The European Union is engaged in negotiations on a package of climate and energy legislation with a new deadline: 2030. The package covers different issues such as renewables, efficiency and energy poverty, and is known as 'The Clean Energy Package for All Europeans'.

11 September 2017

The European Commission's 'Better Regulation' agenda, through its emphasis on co- and self-regulation and on burden reduction, undermines progress in the EU and may present an obstacle to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

6 September 2017

How a treaty on business and human rights could improve access to remedy for victims

This report provides concrete evidence of continuing obstacles to access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses, based on five well documented cases. It also sets out seven areas for practical reform, arguing that the UN negotiations for a binding treaty on business and human rights can offer a clear opportunity to improve the situation for victims.

15 May 2017

This review introduces our impact in 2016. You'll find highlights from our campaigns at the European level, the activities of our youth network, our inspiring School of Sustainability project, and success stories from our member groups across Europe. In addition you'll find special features on our two big victories in 2016: putting the EU-US 'Trojan' trade deal on hold, and saving nature laws in Brussels, and nature across Europe. You will also find detailed financial information.

14 May 2017

There are many benefits to community and cooperative ownership of renewable energy. This briefing highlights four of the main benefits, and three examples of successful projects in Belgium, Scotland and England. It calls for a stronger definition for a 'renewable energy community' in the European Commission's Clean Energy package, and encourages access to financial support schemes for renewable energy communities.

11 May 2017

The depth of gas industry infiltration into European decision-making on energy policy is revealed in this report. The report outlines the role of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) in defining the future of Europe's energy policy – a group established by the European Commission but made up exclusively of gas industry interests, including major gas and oil companies such as Engie, Enagas and OMV.

27 March 2017

The proposed mergers of Bayer with Monsanto, Dow with DuPont, and ChemChina with Syngenta threaten European farmers, workers, consumers, the environment, and food security.

21 March 2017

This review of available evidence shows that failing to provide access to nature to deprived communities could entrench health inequality.

According to a growing body of evidence, health inequalities are linked to access to nature and access to nature is vital for good mental and physical health at all ages.

It points to a strong link between lack of access to nature areas and poor health outcomes and inequality. It associates nature deprivation with higher obesity levels, mental health problems, and mortality rates.

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