Say NO to a toxic Europe!

We call on you to guarantee that the new EU Chemicals Strategy protects our health and the environment, and fully lives up to the Commission’s commitments towards the zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment. The new strategy must rely upon scientific evidence about all health and environmental effects of …

Ireland: Some Residents Replace School Buses With Bike Buses

Society has had to adapt to the covid era in a variety of ways. One solution out of Ireland, though, seemed too cool to pass up. Naturally, it’s a bit stressful having kids go back to school, and many systems have had to be put into place to prevent the …

Investments in Better Living Conditions and Sustainable Solutions

KfW is a financial institution for domestic business, namely in Germany, but also for countries in the processes of development and transition. In addition to its headquarter in Frankfurt, it has regional offices in almost 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-East Europe. KfW Development Bank acts on …

UK Ethical Consumer Spending Hits Record High, Report Shows

Ethical consumer spending has hit record levels in the UK, according to a new report that reveals the total market – including food, drinks, clothing, energy and eco-travel – has swelled to over £41bn. Total ethical spending has risen almost fourfold in the past 20 years and outgrown all UK …

The Belgian Way – High Ambitions and a Search for Compromise

Belgium has a well-developed institutional and legal system in place to protect the environment. Overlapping responsibilities in environmental matters between the federal and federated authorities are unavoidable given the distribution of competences to the different layers of authority in the Belgian constitutional setup. This does make policy-making sometimes a bit …

Climate Change as a Fundamental Challenge of Our Era

To become a full member of the European Union one day, Serbia needs to harmonise its legislation with acquis of this group of countries. One of the fields that we need to work on is the environment. Who would be the better interlocutor to talk about how far we are …