Global Marshall Plan Initiative and 140 Other EU- and US Organisations Sign a Letter of Protest Against TTIP

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Newsletter 1/2014

Global Marshall Plan Initiative and 140 Other EU- and US Organisations Sign a Letter of Protest Against TTIP
Record-breaking Number of Visits to the Global Marshall Plan Website
Be Aware of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Press Review
A Global Marshall Plan was proposed to US-Government in December 2013
Coal Surge in Germany: What Green Revolution?
Talkin’ ’bout a Global Revolution
Spain’s Solar Pullback Jeopardizes the Future of Numerous Spaniards
China: Cities Caught in the Smog
Cambodia: textile workers’ hopeless battle for higher wages
NAFTA Turns 20 – A Reason to Celebrate?
California Dreaming
Ambassadors Take on the Governor of Washington State
778,082 trees Planted by Plant-for-the-Planet in 2013 and still counting
Press Room

News

Global Marshall Plan Initiative and 140 Other EU- and US Organisations Sign a Letter of Protest Against TTIP
Following the third round of negotiations, 140 EU- und US-NGOs criticized the implementation of a parallel legal system in an open letter to EU Commissioner de Gucht and US Trade Commissioner Froman.


Record-breaking Number of Visits to the Global Marshall Plan Website
Monday 13 January 2014 4 PM: record-breaking number of visits to our website and an unusually high number of new Facebook fans and newsletter subscribers. What’s going on?


Be Aware of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Press Review
Gathered information about the contentious TTIP and other free trade agreements


A Global Marshall Plan was proposed to US-Government in December 2013
Read the full proposal that intends to fight future problems with global collaboration

– Current Issues –

Coal Surge in Germany: What Green Revolution?
germany is currently experiencing a rapid growth in coal power. The success of the country’s green revolution is in jeopardy.


Talkin’ ’bout a Global Revolution
According to analysts, “an even larger-scale version of an Occupy Wall Street-type movement will emerge in 2014.”


Spain’s Solar Pullback Jeopardizes the Future of Numerous Spaniards
Dramatic reduction in government subsidies for solar power, thus many Spaniards fear for their existence


China: Cities Caught in the Smog
The population of Beijing is experiencing the most smog-polluted winter of all times. The concentration of hazardous dust particles in the atmosphere is as high as ever before. The pollution is at its all-time peak.


Cambodia: textile workers’ hopeless battle for higher wages
Only days after the protests in Phnom Penh escalated early January, the striking textile workers returned to work. A doubling of the minimum wage is more than unlikely because the international clothing industry is still unwilling to take decisive actions against the exploitation of textile workers.

– Film –

NAFTA Turns 20 – A Reason to Celebrate?
Two interesting video clips about the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement

– Plant-for-the-Planet –

California Dreaming
USA: First Academy in the Golden State


Ambassadors Take on the Governor of Washington State
USA: Ambassadors Zoe and Wren address Seattle’s Climate Workgroup


778,082 trees Planted by Plant-for-the-Planet in 2013 and still counting
millions to be planted in 2014

– Press Coverage –

Press Room
The Initiative in the media


Events

7.1.2014 10:00 – 17:00, Dallas, Texas, USA
Plant-for-the-Planet Academy
Become a Climate Justice Ambassador

25.1.2014, Bamenda, Cameroon
Plant-for-the-Planet Academy
Learn more about the climate crisis!

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