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Alternatives Map expansion!

Second round: The Map of Popular Alternatives keeps searching for new cases. At ODG, as part of Ecawatch we are pleased to inform you that we begin the second round of searching for alternatives to megainfrastructure projects, with an extension of the mapping project “ Popular Alternative Proposals of envisioning Infrastructure ”. The main aim of this map is to spread information, proposals and...

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  • Energy
  • Land

Debt Common Project for Europe

ODG and PACD, with collaboration of the City Council of Barcelona.

Following the spirit of the Conferences of the Plan B for Europe , the Observatori del Deute en la Globalització (ODG) and the Plataforma por la Auditoría Ciudadana de la Deuda (PACD) , toghether with international partner organizations and with collaboration of the City Council of Barcelona, organize in Barcelona the cicle of workshops and debates "Debt Common Project for Europe" between...

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  • Debt

Apúntate al Volt II: Un reto a los grandes proyectos energéticos

Open registrations for Volt II: Challenging large energy infrastructure projects.

How can we respond from the perspective of peoples energy sovereignty?

The Peoples Energy Sovereignty Network (Catalonia) and the organisations that are part of it, want to invite you to participate in the second edition of the VOLT, a journey that aims to establish links between different groups, campaigns and local struggles . The VOLT also aims at building alliances to work on future responses to major energy projects. The purpose of the VOLT II is to stablish a...

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  • Energy

Policy coherence for development in Catalonia from an environmental perspective

Are we contributing to the environmental destruction on a planetary scale?

12 pag. April 2015.

Last policy paper of ODG team on Coherence and external environmental responsibility. It is the first document on Policy Coherence for Development published in Catalonia. It examines the extent and ways in which Catalonia contributes to the "Sixth Great Extinction" of species, the accelerated loss of biodiversity on a global scale basis, and the derivatives that this has on people that depend on...

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  • Energy
  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

Peoples Mobilizations for a UN Treaty on TNCs inside and outside the UNHRC!

From 6 to 10 July 2015, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will convene an unprecedented process that has the potential of providing new avenues for access to justice for communities affected by human rights violations committed by Transnational Corporations (TNCs) worldwide. This process could also represent a landmark in reversing the parallel forces that – for over 40 years of...

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  • Energy
  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

Energy grabbing

David Llistar (@superllisti), ODG.

June 2015. 7 pag.

This paper defines energy grabbing as a powerful concept that visualizes the impacts of high dependent energy consumers. The Spanish case is analysed showing that the current Spanish energy model, as others economies of the western world, requires external violence. To transition to a model that respects other peoples and future generations is needed.

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  • Energy
  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

Reclaiming Peoples Sovereignty against the Corporate-led Trade and Investment Architecture

On the occasion of the EU-CELAC Summit In Brussels, 8–10 June 2015 On 10 and 11 June, Heads of State and Government from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (In Spanish CELAC) and the European Union (EU) will meet in a Summit in Brussels. The Summit is taking place in a context in which the situation in Europe expresses how the 2008 crisis is far from an end. As a response to...

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  • Debt
  • Energy
  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

Extraterritoriality. Control mechanisms for preventing Rights violations by TNCs

Mónica Vargas Collazos (@MonicaVarColl), ODG.

April 2015, 9 pages, pdf. (English)

Despite the recognition of the universality of Human Rights, and the participation of a large majority of countries in the International Human Rights System, States tend to limit their responsibility to within their own borders, which means there is a void in effective protection for Human Rights at an international level, which can also be extrapolated to the protection of Economic, Social and...

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  • Extraterritoriality

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