Posts Tagged: Water

The Right to a Vibrant Economy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Sometimes, out of concern for the rights of people, and for direct violence being perpetrated, we forget about more structural problems. So, for example, a recent World Bank report focussing on the future of the Palestinian economy points out that

The Right to a Vibrant Economy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Sometimes, out of concern for the rights of people, and for direct violence being perpetrated, we forget about more structural problems. So, for example, a recent World Bank report focussing on the future of the Palestinian economy points out that

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

Worthy water – and other services of nature

One feature of the natural world is that it is incredibly complex. This interconnectedness plays havoc with our human desire to plan and stratify, to separate and control. The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD, 2000) gives us one example: the

Worthy water – and other services of nature

One feature of the natural world is that it is incredibly complex. This interconnectedness plays havoc with our human desire to plan and stratify, to separate and control. The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD, 2000) gives us one example: the

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

On the occasion of World Water Day – a thought-provoking event in the European Parliament

Alexandra Thein, MEP from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Margarete Auken, MEP from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance co-hosted the screening of a film: Our water, their water made by French film

On the occasion of World Water Day – a thought-provoking event in the European Parliament

Alexandra Thein, MEP from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Margarete Auken, MEP from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance co-hosted the screening of a film: Our water, their water made by French film

World Water Day 2012: does water count as a human right?

Access to safe water and sanitation was declared a human right by the UN’s General Assembly in July 2010. A surprising eighteen EU Member States abstained from voting. The main problem faced by governments is that a large proportion of

World Water Day 2012: does water count as a human right?

Access to safe water and sanitation was declared a human right by the UN’s General Assembly in July 2010. A surprising eighteen EU Member States abstained from voting. The main problem faced by governments is that a large proportion of

Water Policy within resource efficiency: To be or not to be like the Danes?

The Danish Presidency of the European Union has begun. With it, it brings fresh ideas and approaches to push forward a green growth economy for Europe. Denmark itself already has a head start on the majority of EU countries, as it

Water Policy within resource efficiency: To be or not to be like the Danes?

The Danish Presidency of the European Union has begun. With it, it brings fresh ideas and approaches to push forward a green growth economy for Europe. Denmark itself already has a head start on the majority of EU countries, as it

Is your water sustainable?

Over Christmas, I felt guilty while topping up a car with diesel. Why? Because I tend to feel bad when I’m using more carbon than I have to. I always intended to feel the same about water, but it’s difficult

Is your water sustainable?

Over Christmas, I felt guilty while topping up a car with diesel. Why? Because I tend to feel bad when I’m using more carbon than I have to. I always intended to feel the same about water, but it’s difficult