PRESS RELEASE: A substantial funding gap for climate action under the next EU Financial Framework, new report warns

For immediate release: A substantial funding gap for climate action under the next EU Financial Framework, new report warns The next 2014-2020 EU Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) represents an important opportunity to accelerate the public and private investment needed to tackle climate change, potentially €270 billion a year in the …

Spectre of Delay Haunts Durban’s Corridors

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 230/091211 Spectre of Delay Haunts Durban’s Corridors Crowd of workers, campaigners and activists gather for all-night vigil to keep UN climate talks alive Durban, 9 December 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement is making a final call on Ministers attending the Durban …

Small-scale farmers increasingly at risk from ‘global land grabbing’

New research on the global rush for agricultural land shows that small-scale farmers will increasingly lose out to major corporations as land deals ignore local tenure rights. by Jun Borras, Ian Scoones, David Hughes Fresh evidence from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet Union was presented last week …