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#Qatar should not host the #World Cup

#Qatar should not host the #World Cup

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week, the International Olympics Committee broke with tradition and announced the two latest cities to be chosen to host the Olympic Games simultaneously. Paris will host the event in 2024 and four years later, the flame will pass to Los Angeles.  What is more surprising than the double announcement is that this particular process […]

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#France’s Ear For Shoddy Science

#France’s Ear For Shoddy Science

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

An official from France’s environment ministry indicated on August 30th that Paris intends to vote against extending the European license for popular herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup. Back in July, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis insisted that a broad consensus on the safety of the substance […]

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In the #DRC, the EU needs to step in

In the #DRC, the EU needs to step in

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week, the DRC’s main opposition coalition said that parties should unite to push out President Joseph Kabila nine months after he was supposed to step down from office. As plans to hold new elections are further postponed, the leader of the coalition, Felix Tshisekedi, called for widespread acts of civil disobedience, such as refusing […]

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Is it time to rethink the financing of #coal power plants in developing countries?

Is it time to rethink the financing of #coal power plants in developing countries?

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even if the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank introduced a few years back restrictive emissions performance standards to block the financing of coal power plants in a bid to encourage the development of renewables, the appetite of the developing world has not budged by much. The unintended consequence of this move has […]

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Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The long-running saga around glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular weed killers like RoundUp, will likely continue to roil Brussels through the German elections in September. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis has demanded a qualified majority vote on whether to extend the licence for the chemical, despite the fact that all of […]

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29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan has chosen August 29 for the opening ceremony of the first Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank), being established in Kazakhstan under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). August 29 also marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests as designated by the United Nations and this year on that day it […]

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Making the case for #CSR

Making the case for #CSR

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Green party activists might not like it, but according to some, investing in the “sin bin” still proves profitable. Consumers in Europe can’t seem to shed their appetites for tobacco, alcohol, and products like chocolate that often draw from highly problematic supply chains. Investors like the Barrier Fund, formerly known as the Vice Fund, argue […]

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