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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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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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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