Synthesis – Sami Andoura, Comité économique et social européen Download the fileDownload the file. This synthesis by Sami Andoura, senior research fellow at Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) draws on the conclusions of the conference organised on 14 May 2013, in Paris, with the support of the MACIF, in the framework of the French national debate on the energy transition, entitled “Energy transition and public dialogues : national and European perspectives”. It aimed at presenting a proposal for European dialogues on energy, stressing the importance of the European component of the energy transition, and reinforcing the civil society participation in the national and European energy politics governance, so as to achieve a European Energy Community, in the presence of the Danish minister of Energy, Mr Lidegaard, the former French minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Mrs Batho, and the president of the CESE, Mr Malosse.This conference created a fertile interaction between a national – French – level and the European level. Ideally it could kick start an on-going civil society dialogue in the EU, aiming at replication of such debate in other member states.
Posts contrassegnato dai tag ‘Sustainable development’
Pubblicato da fidest su mercoledì, 28 agosto 2013
Pubblicato da fidest su venerdì, 2 agosto 2013
Institut Jacques Delors poursuit une réflexion de fond sur l’avenir de la politique énergétique européenne, en développant la proposition mise en avant par Jacques Delors d’une « Communauté européenne de l’énergie ». La solidarité y tient une place de premier plan et pourrait à terme être l’un des moteurs du développement d’une politique européenne de l’énergie.Tout en restant réaliste sur ce qu’il est possible dans le cadre existant, cette Étude poursuit trois objectifs. Il s’agit dans un premier temps de replacer l’enjeu de solidarité énergétique dans son contexte historique européen et d’évaluer la portée de la clause de solidarité à l’échelle de l’Europe de l’énergie en analysant sa mise en œuvre dans le cadre existant. Il s’agit ensuite de mettre en perspective quelques domaines d’action clés, pour lesquels divers mécanismes inscrivent la solidarité dans les fondements de la nouvelle politique énergétique européenne et enrichissent son fonctionnement.Enfin, cette Étude propose quelques pistes ambitieuses et prospectives pour que les Européens renforcent leur capacité d’action collective en mutualisant davantage leurs forces et leurs faiblesses dans les cinq domaines suivants : la solidarité face aux crises et la sécurité d’approvisionnement interne ; la solidarité à l’extérieur des frontières de l’UE (diversification et partenariats) ; la solidarité dans l’optimisation des ressources énergétiques au sein de l’UE ; la solidarité financière ; et la solidarité pour l’accès de tous à l’énergie.
Pubblicato da fidest su lunedì, 22 luglio 2013
(03/10/2013) The sea is a shared resource, which has provided economic progress, prosperity and well-being throughout history to the populations living close to the Baltic Sea. Today the Sea is also fragile and past exploitation has led to unacceptable levels of pollution.
Delivery on blue growth is high on the EU and regional agenda and contributes to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as well as the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. A new and strong regional alliance between public, private and international partners is needed to unlock the potential for growth from the maritime economy and to turn the environmental challenges into future opportunities for innovation and sustainable development. Blue and Green Growth must go together. “The Baltic Sea Conference 2013 – Blue Growth, Sustainability and Water Industries” aims at bringing all relevant stakeholders together back-to-back with the 2013 Helcom Ministerial meeting in Copenhagen 3 October.
Pubblicato da fidest su lunedì, 8 luglio 2013
CapitaLand’s sustainability strategy is founded on its credo of ‘Building People’. The 2012 externally assessed and GRI checked report is the Group’s fourth published global sustainability report. Aptly entitled “Focus, Balance, Scale: Positioned for Sustainable Growth”, it outlines CapitaLand’s corporate responsibility priorities that form the foundation of its global reporting approach on corporate governance, environment, human capital development, occupational health and safety, community development and social integration initiatives. It is committed to internationally accepted guidelines to improve its sustainability engagement and performance.
Pubblicato da fidest su martedì, 12 giugno 2012
Melbourne, Australia – The pro-development NGO, World Growth, today released a new report, which concludes WWF is wholly out of touch with the real world. The report – Is WWF Delusional? – was released as part of World Growth’s “Road to Rio” series ahead of the Rio +20 Conference for Sustainable Development. The report argues that WWF wants the global economy shaped by ecology, not economics, and justifies this with models built on flights of fancy, not science, and numbers that are factually inaccurate.World Growth Chairman Ambassador Alan Oxley released the following statement:”While world leaders grapple with the biggest global economic crisis in 80 years, WWF seems to be living in another world, arguing that the world must reduce consumption and production. All this will do is make life more miserable for hundreds of millions of people and reduce the capacity of governments to address real environmental problems” said Ambassador Oxley.
Ambassador Oxley said the World Growth report shows WWF is following its long-standing practice of misrepresenting facts and producing supposedly technical reports to advance its broad environmental ambitions and political positions, not demonstrate environmental damage.He said it also shows WWF has shrugged off any pretence of being mainstream and has positioned itself with the radical ecological wing of the environment movement.“WWF has used unsupportable data to repackage in today’s language the Malthusian fear that over-population will deplete resources and food stocks, and the discredited assumption of the Club of Rome five decades ago that the world will run out of resources,” the World Growth report states.“The facts are that since 1992, global management of the environment has improved markedly. There has been a marked reduction of toxic effluents, major improvement in management of the environmental impacts of industrial and resource industries, adoption of sustainable management practices in agricultural and resource industries and a significant expansion of conservation reserves globally. To reduce poverty and to improve the environment, the world needs more prosperity, not less.”
World Growth is an international non-governmental organization established to expand the research, information, advocacy, and other resources to improve the economic conditions and living standards in developing and transitional countries. At World Growth, we embrace the age of globalization and the power of free trade to eradicate poverty and create jobs and opportunities. World Growth supports the production of palm oil and the use of forestry as a means to promote economic growth, reduce poverty and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. World Growth believes a robust cultivation of palm oil and forestry provides an effective means of environmental stewardship that can serve as the catalyst for increasing social and economic development. For more information on World Growth, visit http://www.worldgrowth.org.