Archive | September, 2014

Green Public Procurement, an Eastern European Perspective

Commissioner Potocnik in a short talk over GPP with Raul Cazan, 2Celsius / Comunitate Durabila The world’s second largest building after the Pentagon hosts the Romanian Parliament. This latter institution, in its public acquisitions, consumes as a concrete monster, a titan inherited from the Tartar of communist times. The structure’s consumption equals that of a […]

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Who’s gonna stand up?

Protect the wild, tomorrow’s child Protect the land from the greed of man Take down the dams, stand up to oil Protect the plants, and renew the soil Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth? Who’s gonna say that she’s had enough? Who’s gonna take on the big machine? Who’s gonna stand up and […]

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Vilnius is more motorized than L.A. !

Vilnius and Athens are among the most motorized cities in the world. Infrastructure and consumer spending are the main causes of such high private cars’ affluence. Conversely, metropolitan areas such as London, New York or Tokyo have motorization rates lower than the average in the country; excellent infrastructure and pro-public transport policies impose themselves despite […]

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TTIP, a Matter of Transparency

By Raul Cazan // European citizens’ greatest concern is not related to Russian aggression in the East, nor to the terrible and barbaric Islamic State, not even to creating jobs and public investment; they are concerned with safeguards related to consumer’s rights in food products and preservation of the environment. Funnily, this was triggered by […]

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Governments commit to strengthening cooperation on carbon markets

On 1 September 2017, high-level government officials from 25 national and subnational governments, including EU Member States, Mexico, the Republic […]

‘ADDRESS MOUNTAIN SPECIFICITIES BETTER IN THE FUTURE COHESION POLICY’

It is time to really implement territorial cohesion and pay special attention to mountain areas, as emphasised in the article […]

Will the Empire strike back in the next Dieselgate fight?

by Julia Poliscanova The battle over the EU’s response to the Dieselgate scandal is drawing to a close. It pits […]

Naomi Klein in Eastern Europe: Green tech leans towards decentralization away from state socialism

In the wake of the heated talks on the CETA signing, Naomi Klein, at a short online meeting with her […]

Governments demand new EU vehicle safety rules to cut road deaths

Transport ministers from eight countries have united to demand new EU-wide standards for vehicle safety. Safer vehicles, such as trucks […]

Climate change dispels plants and humans to mountain heights

Thistle is invading mountain clearings; little pines are growing amongst the high alpine rocks; flocks of cattle need to climb […]