The US elections – a rude awakening in Europe

The election of Donald Trump as the future 45th US President took place on 9 November, 27 years to the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Does it […]

EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached

22 November 2016: Following the publication of the EU’s proposed regulation on conflict minerals, JESC together with 27 other faith and civil society groups have issued this Press Release.  EU: […]

Brexit and its impacts on environmental policy

Brexit’s impact on environmental policy will be felt not just in the UK but also in the European Union. While the UK risks sliding towards a lowering of its standards, […]

Uprooted children

At the beginning of September, the United Nations’ children’s fund Unicef presented the report “Uprooted”. Its shocking message was that there are almost 50 million displaced children and young people […]

Retour sur le Faith and Politics workshop 2016

Lorsque l’on veut éviter des débats endiablés au cours d’un repas de famille, il est de coutume d’éviter deux sujets de discorde : la politique et la religion. Il est donc […]

Binding greenhouse gas emission reductions for Member States (2021-2030)

The European Commission (EC) proposed the effort sharing list to reduce greenhouse gas emissions targets for Member States from 2021-2030 for the transport, buildings, agriculture, waste, land-use and forestry sectors, […]

Energy mix in the EU after COP21

The time has come to make the Paris Agreement real. Renewables are the clear option in the new energy mix. Even in the face of difficulties, the EU should not […]

Brexit – A schism for Europe

“The curtain is closed while all questions remain open” – this Bertolt Brecht quote aptly sums up the situation after the UK’s referendum on 23 June. By a narrow margin […]

Poor agreement on the European Regulation of Responsible Sourcing

The European Institutions – Commission, Council and Parliament – have reached an agreement on the so-called “Conflict Minerals” Regulation last Wednesday.  Civil society organisations, both  in Europe and in the […]

Paris Agreement marches forward towards implementation

This April saw the launch of the one-year period for national governments to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change reached at the COP 21 in Paris, the final stage […]