The European Venue for Green Ideas
28.11.2016
Cosmic Bonanza – Mining in Outer Space

As some of Earth’s resources risk being depleted, could outer space become a source of raw materials in the future?

Read more
15.11.2016
The Divestment Movement: a Climate Policy Game Changer?

Where does the key to the divestment movement’s success lie? And how much does the success of COP 22 depend on divestment?

Read more
19.08.2016
Gold’s Hidden Climate Footprint

The case of the small village of Trun in Bulgaria – threatened by a new gold-mining project – is a stark illustration of how the interests of biodiversity, nature and ordinary people living in the area can simply be dismissed. A proliferation of such projects could have a serious impact on the ecology of the entire region, as well as contributing to a global impact on the climate.

EN
Read more
01.03.2016
The Ocean: From Colonised Territory to Global Nation

The approach of European states to the surrounding waters has so far been inscribed in a logic of colonisation and conquering new territories in the name of national interest.

Read more
07.12.2015
Warding Off the curse of Raw Materials

In developing countries raw materials more often lead to inequality and conflict rather than prosperity and peace. But for most countries leaving the riches in the soil is not an option. What is needed for the fair mining of natural riches?

Read more
18.11.2015
There is no Planet B

International environmental policies focus on safeguarding renewable natural resources. Little attention, however, is paid, to the much more difficult problem of non-renewable natural resources, such as metallic ores and phosphate. A survey of the dilemmas.

Read more
04.11.2015
Like Stepping Stones in a River: How Renewables Can Help us Win the Climate Battle

The much anticipated Paris Climate Summit is only weeks away. Although there are many obstacles to securing a binding agreement in Paris, Green MEP Claude Turmes feels there are reasons for optimism, such as the changes taking place at the local and regional levels towards an energy transition. Now Europe has to be brave and show real leadership on technology and renewables.

EN
Read more
03.09.2015
The Last Village Standing: The Story of Lerissos

On Greece’s Halkidiki peninsula, in the North-East of the country, a monumental battle is taking place. The town of Ierissos and its inhabitants have become emblematic of this struggle, by taking a stand against an immensely powerful opponent. That opponent is Eldorado Gold.

EN
Read more
01.09.2015
Greens Need to be Radical in Actions and Words

An interview with José Bové.

Read more
01.09.2015
Saving RoşIa Montană: Romania’s New Face

Much to the surprise of everyone, the strongest protests in Romania’s late transition were related to environmental destruction.

EN
Read more
  • 1
  • 2

Cookies on our website allow us to deliver better content to you by enhancing our understanding of what pages you visit. If you consent to our use of cookies, your data will be first anonymised and then shared with our analytics provider.

Find out more about our use of cookies in our privacy policy.