QCEA submission to EU consultation on fracking

Consultation response on fracking (alternative fossil fuels, or shale gas) in Europe In February 2011, citing needs for jobs, growth and European competitiveness, the European Council called for an examination of the environmental effects of hydrofracking. Hydrofracking is a method of harvesting gas held in impermeable rocks or coal. To release the gas from the […]

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QCEA Presentation at IEEM Spring Conference – Ecosystem Services

On the 20th March 2013, QCEA Representative Alexandra Bosbeer gave a talk to the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. The talk highlighted the economic, social and environmental risks of placing a monetary value on natural capital. The slides of the presentation, ‘The Costs of Pricing Nature: The Implications of Payment for Ecosystem Services in […]

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Around Europe 348 – December 2012 / January 2013

In this issue of Around Europe, Joint Representative Gordon Matthews discusses the European Union’s (EU) research programme for 2014 to 2020, ‘Horizon 2020’. QCEA is supporting an amendment to the rules of participation which would make it more difficult for entities with questionable human rights records to receive EU funding. Programme Assistant Chris Venables describes […]

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Consultation Response: Ensuring Sustainable Development Globally

The Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission held a public consultation on Ensuring Sustainable Development Globally. The consultation aimed to gather views on how the European Union should follow up on the commitments that it has made to sustainable development. Questions related to issues such as the Green Economy and sustainable consumption and production. QCEA […]

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