Amendments for free – MEPs work with lobbyists to water down derivatives legislation

kristy SRI/ESG News

AMENDMENTS FOR FREE New article from Corporate Europe Observatory Three MEPs were recently caught red-handed after tabling amendments to EU-legislation in return for money. This was a major scandal. But Corporate Europe Observatory has found that it is still standard practice in the Parliament for lobbyists to draft amendments – …

Naming Culprits in the Financial Crisis

kristy Reforming Global Finance

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/business/14crisis.html?_r=1 Major progress from the US Senate! The bits about both Deutsche Bank and Goldman will especially bear on the issue of derivatives regulation, as will also the bit about AIG, and both will support the “z” factor relating to collected “securitized derivatives” in the dsFCF smart FTT proposal. Note …

Briefing Note on the CBD ABS Negotiations

kristy Earth Systems Science

Friday, 24 September 2010 SUMMARY OF THE INTERREGIONAL NEGOTIATING GROUP ON ACCESS AND BENEFIT-SHARING 18-21 SEPTEMBER 2010 The Interregional negotiating group (ING) established to negotiate a draft international protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) to implement the third objective of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) met from 18-21 September …