Posts Tagged: Climate change

European militarism impedes climate action

by Atiaf Alwazir* “Zero pollution for healthier people and planet,” was the theme of the EU Green Week. Yet one of the largest sources of carbon pollution in Europe remains hidden from view and was barely mentioned all week.  As

European militarism impedes climate action

by Atiaf Alwazir* “Zero pollution for healthier people and planet,” was the theme of the EU Green Week. Yet one of the largest sources of carbon pollution in Europe remains hidden from view and was barely mentioned all week.  As

TTIP threatens success of Paris climate agreement

It is a month after the Paris agreement to tackle climate change was finalised, but the debate has yet to die down. The deal has been welcomed by many – indeed the fact that 195 countries reached an at least

TTIP threatens success of Paris climate agreement

It is a month after the Paris agreement to tackle climate change was finalised, but the debate has yet to die down. The deal has been welcomed by many – indeed the fact that 195 countries reached an at least

Council of Europe

“Paper is patient, but nature isn’t”

Last Thursday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), an assembly of national parliamentarians which meets four times a year, debated and agreed two demanding resolutions: on climate change and on energy use. The statements made during the

Council of Europe

“Paper is patient, but nature isn’t”

Last Thursday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), an assembly of national parliamentarians which meets four times a year, debated and agreed two demanding resolutions: on climate change and on energy use. The statements made during the

Needed: A Real Change in How we Think about Business

There is an odd idea that corporations have responsibility only to themselves, and to their investors. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term used to describe concern by companies for social and environmental impacts, and, ideally, action to improve these

Needed: A Real Change in How we Think about Business

There is an odd idea that corporations have responsibility only to themselves, and to their investors. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term used to describe concern by companies for social and environmental impacts, and, ideally, action to improve these

Q&A: What the EU and its citizens can do to prevent fracking

In a recent blog, I discussed the numerous dangers of the prospect of exploiting shale gas (fracking) in Europe. Fracking poses serious dangers to the health of the environment and people, including the leakage of potent greenhouse gases, the chemical

Q&A: What the EU and its citizens can do to prevent fracking

In a recent blog, I discussed the numerous dangers of the prospect of exploiting shale gas (fracking) in Europe. Fracking poses serious dangers to the health of the environment and people, including the leakage of potent greenhouse gases, the chemical

Energy for Change?

Recommendations for the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Targets. “We do not own the world, and its riches are not ours to dispose of at will. Show a loving consideration for all creatures, and seek to maintain the beauty and

Energy for Change?

Recommendations for the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Targets. “We do not own the world, and its riches are not ours to dispose of at will. Show a loving consideration for all creatures, and seek to maintain the beauty and

Overwhelming Citizen Response in EU Fracking Debate

If you’re reading this in Europe, the likelihood is that you are sitting not too far from shale gas reserves, or even on top of them. The map below shows Europe’s major unconventional natural gas resources (shale gas and coalbed

Overwhelming Citizen Response in EU Fracking Debate

If you’re reading this in Europe, the likelihood is that you are sitting not too far from shale gas reserves, or even on top of them. The map below shows Europe’s major unconventional natural gas resources (shale gas and coalbed

Climate Change and Social Justice

QCEA believes in “the intrinsic equality of all people everywhere and a sustainable way of life for everyone that the one earth we share can support”. This belief has profound implications for how we understand climate change and, in particular,

Climate Change and Social Justice

QCEA believes in “the intrinsic equality of all people everywhere and a sustainable way of life for everyone that the one earth we share can support”. This belief has profound implications for how we understand climate change and, in particular,

New Beginnings at QCEA

When asked recently what interested me most about European politics, my answer was that this is a sector that is constantly evolving. Europe never stands still. This constant change brings with it exciting new ideas, challenges and opportunities that I

New Beginnings at QCEA

When asked recently what interested me most about European politics, my answer was that this is a sector that is constantly evolving. Europe never stands still. This constant change brings with it exciting new ideas, challenges and opportunities that I