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CIDSE recommends fundamental role of human rights and environmental protection in review of European Development Consensus

31 October 2016
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CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice organisations, recently shared its latest policy paper Make human rights and environmental protection the fundamentals! Recommendations for the review of the European Development Consensus.  With the intention of the European Union (EU) to update the Consensus to reflect the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030, CIDSE...
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The EU Emissions Trading System: Will mitigation touch our pockets?

31 January 2015
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José Ignacio García, SJ Last week at the European Parliament, we lived through the latest skirmish of what is still, and will be, a long dispute over the European Union Emissions Trading System or the EU ETS. The EU ETS is the mechanism established to regulate the emissions of CO2 – one of the...
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A fair energy transition

15 September 2014
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José Ignacio García, SJ The energy transition is an urgent need because of the depletion of fossil fuels, the response to climate change, and to ensure the energy independence of our societies. It can also be an opportunity to promote a new model of social justice. From 10 to 12 September, the conference A...
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The Ukraine crisis: An energy wake-up call for the EU

15 September 2014
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Laura Pérez-Cejuela The crisis in Ukraine is a wake-up call for the European Union (EU), reminding its 28 member states that their energy dependence on Russia not only has a high economic price, but also a strategic cost. Europeans import 52% of the energy they consume, generating a bill of Euro one billion a...
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Europe cannot not act: Adapting to climate change

30 September 2012
La adaptación reduce la vulnerabilidad al cambio climático, los beneficios brutos son el daño que se evita, el beneficio neto son los daños evitados menos los costes de adaptación. Foto de: Del Informe Stern: The Economics of Climate Change (Part V, Chapter 18, Figure 18.1, p 405)

Stephen Rooney There is no time like the present to discuss the issues surrounding adaptation to climate change.  With the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014–2020 currently being negotiated, and with the European Commission working on an EU adaptation strategy which is anticipated to be published in March 2013, the publication of an issue paper...
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