COP26: QCEA signs call to action

QCEA has signed a call to action by the Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS). The call urges governments to commit to meaningful emissions cuts at COP26. CEOBS is an initiatives launched in 2018 with the primary goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the environmental and derived humanitarian consequences of conflicts and military activities. There […]

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QCEA Artikler Juni-August

EU’s GLOBALE STRATEGI I ugen efter Brexit-afstemningen fremlagde EU-Kommissionens Vicepræsident Federica Moghe-rini sin nye globale strategi for lederne fra de 28 medlemsstater. Dokumentet erstatter det forrige’ EU- Sikkerheds Strategi’ fra 2003. Den nye Globale Strategi afsætter betydelig plads til diplomati og indeholder positive henvisninger til konflikt-forebyggelse. Men Strategien afspej-ler også en stigende tendens i Bruxelles […]

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Квакеры помогают разработке Европейским Союзом плана по безотходной экономике

В прошедшие месяцы Квакерский совет по европейским делам играл активную роль в процессе усовершенствования природоохранными неправительственными организациями пакета документов по «возобновляемой экономике», подготовленного Европейской комиссией. Представитель Квакерского совета по европейским делам Джордж Тарли встретился с представителями стран-членов Евросоюза и Европарламента для обсуждения конкретных предложений по сокращению отходов, их вторичному использованию и переработке, а также ограничений […]

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Quakers say ‘no’ to EU-US Trade deal

19 May 2016 Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to say ‘no’ to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial ‘mega’ trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. It is the first time that Quaker organisations, working on both sides of the […]

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QCEA response to energy-from-waste roadmap

This response is the Quaker Council for European Affairs feedback on the recently published European Commission energy-from-waste roadmap. QCEA is concerned that this roadmap on the energy-from-waste communication could undermine the European Union’s laudable attempts to transition to a circular economy. Our response outlines a number of our concerns: overcapacity and lock-ins, waste prevention and […]

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Walking the Circle – the 4 guiding pillars for a Circular Economy

This paper outlines four key areas that QCEA, along with 11 other NGOs, believes that European Union institutions should work on to ensure a comprehensive European circular economy. The EU must focus on efficient material management, the reduction of toxic substances, energy efficiency and economic incentives. Working ambitiously across all these areas. in conjunction with […]

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Consultation response on corporate social responsibility

The European Commission has held a consultation on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Through responding to the questionnnaire, QCEA promotes its viewpoint that corporations should fundamentlaly change how they view themselves and their role in society. CSR is currently seen as an optional extra for companies to engage in, which might increase the profits to shareholders. […]

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Consultation Response: Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies

The Directorate General for Energy and Directorate General for Climate Action of the European Commission held a public consultation to gather views on its 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. The consultation gave stakeholders the opportunity to express their views on the type, nature and level of potential EU climate and energy targets for […]

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