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Guest post from CIDSE, the international alliance of Catholic development agencies Until recently a tax on financial transactions appeared a far away dream. The rapidly increasing public and political support for the tax shows, however, that the global campaign in favour of financial sector taxation has come a long way. Most recently, statements by European… » read more

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Guest post by FoE Europe. Next week, the Environment Council and Parliament have the opportunity to show Europe is serious about climate change when they adopt guidelines on cutting emissions. Evidence that an EU wide 30% domestic target for 2020, and even a 40% target, will trigger economic, social and environmental benefits is increasing rapidly.… » read more

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Guest post by CAN-Europe, EEB, FoE Europe, Greenpeace, WWF Dear Minister, The forthcoming Energy Council will consider the recently presented Energy Efficiency Plan2011. As the Plan itself makes clear, we are currently set to miss the EU’s 20% energysavings target by half – thereby missing out on substantial gains in terms of ‘enhancedcompetitiveness’, ‘security of… » read more

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