Fachgespräch zu Tropenwaldschutz in der Klimapolitik „Increasingly, one hears furtive whispers in the halls of conservation: `REDD+ is dead; it’s time to cut our losses and move on.´“ (Conservation Biology) REDD+ wurde in den letzten Jahre als ein wichtiges Instrument der internationalen Waldpolitik etabliert. Zwar ist die Diagnose, dass REDD+ tot sei, kein Konsens, doch … weiterlesen
Environmental and development organisations from five continents have today written to the UN’s aviation agency (ICAO) condemning a proposal for large-scale use of biofuels in planes. The letter signed by 96 NGOs states that using biofuels on a vast scale will inevitably lead to further palm oil expansion , which will cause more deforestation, increasing climate-changing emissions, and more landgrabbing and land and human rights abuses. The proposals will be discussed this week (October 11-13) by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) at its Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels in Mexico City.
Berlin/Aachen 2017 Executive Summary On the occasion of their bilateral summit held in June 2015, the European Union (EU) and Mexico agreed to renegotiate the Global Agreement in force since 2000. The main pillar of this bilateral treaty is a free trade agreement (FTA) due to be ‘modernized’ by way of the renegotiation. A new … weiterlesen
Die von der GÜNEN LIGA Berlin (u.a. in Kooperation mit dem FDCL) veranstaltete Konferenz präsentiert die Vielfalt internationaler urbaner Landwirtschaft. Die Gründe für deren Renaissance sind so vielfältig wie die Bewegung selbst. In Städten weltweit wird auf Dächern, Brachflächen, Hochbeeten, in Containern oder Säcken, an Wänden, auf privaten und öffentlichen Flächen, auf Erde oder Nährstofflösung … weiterlesen
The EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (which is part of the Global Agreement) entered into force 17 years ago. The existing free trade agreement allowed the EU to get 95% of goods and services liberalisation. Yet, the EU has deemed this treaty “outdated”. The “modernised” EU-Mexico agreement aims to reach the same level of liberalisation as in the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA). Because tariffs between Mexico and the European Union are already low, the proposed agreement would focus on deepening services liberalisation, regulatory issues, investors’ rights, government procurement and state enterprises, intellectual property rights and non-tariff trade barriers. It will include chapters on investment protection (including investor-state dispute settlement), regulatory cooperation, and intellectual property rights, among others.
Save the Date: Launch PPT in Barcelona on July 7-8, 2017 Important Request for Sign-On to the Call Before the launching of the tribunal and it is very important that the Call is widely endorsed. We aim to gather many endorsements which will also be submitted to the PPT. Your endorsement of the Call will … weiterlesen
We call States to participate actively in upcoming negotiations of the international treaty to ensure protection of human rights from the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises Sign the Statement Here http://www.treatymovement.com/statement This statement is also available in Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Bahasa, Hindi, German and Italian. We welcome the two successful … weiterlesen
AUFRUF ZUR AKTION! Stoppen wir die Agenda der Welthandelsorganisation und der Freihandels- und Investitionsabkommen! Bauen wir Handelsbeziehungen, die den Menschen und der Umwelt dienen! 2017 wiederholen wir den Erfolg von Seattle in Buenos Aires! Deutsche Version Aufruf zur Aktion gegen WHO Konferenz Dezember 2017 LLAMADO A LA ACCION! ¡Frenemos la agenda de la Organización Mundial … weiterlesen
Over the course of the last decade, references to a bioeconomy have steadily grown in relevance, ranging from institutional discourses involving international actors and agencies to the formulation of national strategies and securing its role in wider agendas, such as the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global climate change policy.
Biodiversity loss is the most important global threat, not climate change. At least, that is what researchers at the Stockholm Resilience Centre say. The planetary boundaries model they have developed is currently the most popular systematisation of global processes.
The findings on biodiversity are indeed shocking: species are vanishing at such high speed that researchers are talking in terms of a sixth major mass extinction happening within human history. Except that this time it will not be caused by a geological disaster, but by human beings, our production and consumption patterns and our modes of living. The consequences of this process are completely uncertain. What is clear is that they affect the fundamentals of life on the planet: abundant diversity is the foundation of evolution and the secret of its success. The “rivet hypothesis” illustrates this principle: we are acting like someone who enjoys popping the small rivets out of an aircraft, convinced that it can stay airborne without them – but at some point, the fun will end badly.