Climate change

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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Samenvatting Around Europe 360

In dit nummer van ‘Around Europa’ onderzoekt Sevasti Christoforou de kwesties van het identificeren, vastleggen en aanpakken van haatmisdrijven in de hele Europese Unie, en de verschillen tussen de EU-lidstaten. George Thurley bespreekt hoe burgers en lokale overheden kunnen fungeren als pioniers voor onderwerpen als klimaat en milieu, door noodzakelijke compromissen op nationaal en Europees …

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Around Europe 360 December 2014 – January 2015

In this issue of Around Europe, Sevasti Christoforou examines the issues of identifying, recording and addressing hate crime across the European Union, and the variance between EU Member States. George Thurley discusses how citizens and local governments can act as pioneers on climate and environment issues, bypassing necessary compromises at the national and European levels. Andrew …

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Around Europe 359 October – November 2014

In this issue of Around Europe, Andrew Lane outlines the nomination of Federica Mogherini as the new EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, and how Quakers used it to call for non-violent responses to the security challenges faced by the European Union. Alexandra Bosbeer discusses the role of civil society in EU decision making …

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Around Europe Oktober-November 2014 in Kürze

Quäker schreiben für den Frieden Kurz zusammengefasst: Die Institutionen der Europäischen Union sind in jüngster Zeit- in der neue Gesichter im Parlament erschienen sind und zudem eine neue EU-Kommission gegründet wurde – großen Veränderungen unterworfen. Damit das Thema Frieden in der angeregten Diskussion darüber, wer die Leitung der Europäischen Institutionen übernehmen soll, nicht untergeht, waren …

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Übersicht der QCEA-Stellungnahmen zur „Europa 2020“-Konsultation

[For English, click here] Die Europäische Kommission leitet ein Konsultationsverfahren zum Thema „Europa 2020“. Bei „Europa 2020“ handelt es sich um einen- von der EU entwickelten- Plan mit den Schwerpunkten Wachstum und Arbeit zur Förderung der europäischen Wirtschaft. Dieser Wirtschaftsplan beinhaltet auch Klima- und Energiezielsetzungen. QCEA’s Antworten fokussieren sich auf diese beiden Bereiche. Die drei …

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Europe 2020 Consultation – call for submissions

[For German, click here] The European Commission is currently running a consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy, offering a great opportunity for EU citizens like you to let the European Union know how important you think climate change targets are. Europe 2020 is the European Union’s medium-term growth and jobs strategy. It is designed to …

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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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