Climate Change: a critical time

The agenda for the climate change discussions is taking shape in the midst of important developments. The next COP 21 will be a crucial moment for courageous political decisions. The […]

Catholic leaders call for due diligence in supply chains

More than 70 Catholics bishops have signed the statement we reproduce here calling the EU to reinforce the supply chain due diligence in order to stop the complicity of transnational […]

Ensuring robust EU legislation on responsible mineral sourcing

Recommendations to strengthen the European Commission’s proposal for a ‘regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their […]

Disappointing EU Initiative on conflict resources

An initiative proposed by the European Commission on responsible sourcing of minerals is not strong enough to prevent European companies’ mineral purchases from financing conflict or human rights abuses, and […]

Fuel Poverty

In its 2007 review of “Housing, Energy and Thermal Comfort,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended a minimum temperature of 21°C in living rooms, and 18°C in all other rooms […]

King Leopold’s mines

In many ways the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an extraordinary country. It is larger than all the countries of Western Europe put together, and has a population of […]

Dialogue Seminar on Climate Change

With Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty elevating dialogue between EU Institutions and churches, religious associations or communities, as well as philosophical and non-confessional organisations from simply ‘good practice’ to a […]

EU parliamentary mission to the Great Lakes

Towards an EU initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict and high-risk areas The European Commission will soon propose a legislative initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating […]

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