For those of you who are not able to join us tomorrow, here is the link to site where the event will be livestreamed:
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
Please find attached an invitation to a Stakeholder event on “Unconventional fossil fuels (e.g. shale gas) in the EU” which will be organised by the European Commission on 29th June 2015 from 2 pm – 5.30 pm in Brussels.
This event aims at collecting qualified comments based on reliable evidence from the main stakeholder groups (industry, non-governmental organizations, labour unions, scientific community) on the effectiveness of the current Commission policy approach to unconventional fossil fuels such as shale gas.
We are inviting relevant stakeholders to express their interest in attending this event by sending an e-mail to ENV-SHALE-GAS@ec.europa.eu by 5th June with the subject “Stakeholder event”, indicating precisely their name, organisation and country. Registrations will be confirmed individually.
Further details will be posted in due time on this webpage: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/energy/unconventional_en.htm
We look forward to the participation of your organisation in this event,
ENV SHALE GAS
SUCCESSFUL NEW YORK CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST FRACKING VISIT LEITRIM
Three campaigners who have been at the forefront of the hugely successful New York campaign against fracking are visiting Ireland this week. They will be speakers at a public meeting in the Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne on Friday 3rd at 8pm. The meeting will allow people to meet them, raise awareness of the current situation regarding fracking in Ireland, compare our campaigns and learn from one another. It also will have an element of fun, with music, networking and celebration of local campaign successes. Continue reading
Please find below details of an anti-fracking conference and networking event in Barcelona on 7 and 8 of March. Please forward to anti-fracking groups and individuals working in this field:
For European campaigns against TTIP and Fracking:
Gluaiseacht for Global Justice, We’re Not Leaving, ATTAC Ireland,
Third Level Workplace Watch, and Marea Granate Dublin invite you to a
Grassroots Strategy Weekend
Evening debate, Friday 6th March
All day workshops, Saturday 7th March
The Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Vibrant and spirited grassroots campaigns, including water and housing, have invigorated and energised people, movements and political actors in Ireland. Many of us now speak about austerity, neoliberalism, and the ruling elite that has lost touch with the majority of the people. We speak about and see the connections between the water-tax, the nationalisation of private debt, the housing and homelessness crisis, the scandal of direct provision, the crumbling health care system, trade agreements like TTIP, privatisation of public goods, services and natural resources, the decimation of the community sector, the assault of structural violence and institutional racism, and much, much more.
Taking it to the Next Level
On December 9, FoEE will be organising – together with BEUC (the European umbrella of consumer groups) and AK (Austrian labour organisation) – a major conference on ISDS in trade agreements.
We will be bringing together high level speakers from around the world, from Commission, Parliament, members states, universities, civil society, trade unions and business groups to bring a clear message that ISDS is not needed and not wanted in trade agreements.
Please note it down if you are interested. More info about the program and how to register will follow in the coming weeks.
Paul de Clerck
54 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will drive renewal in Europe by supporting renewed growth rates of 1.5% with a boost in economic activity worth €800M! That’s one narrative, the other is that TTIP will undermine our democracy while driving environmental and food safety standards downwards and undermine progress for climate justice. Is it possible that it will do both?
This process has the potential to be a major game-changer for the coming decades, who will benefit, will there be losers and how will all this impact on us in both the Global North and Global South?
Come and join the discussion at the Comhlámh at the #firstweddebates