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Map on popular alternative proposals of envisioning infrastructure

Map made by ODG Mapping team* for ECA Watch, launched on October 29th 2014

We're very pleased to share with you a Map on popular alternative proposals of envisioning infrastructure, made jointly with the ECA Watch network. Below you can find the Press Release. The main aim of this map (that doesn’t have the pretention to be exhaustive, of course) is to spread information, proposals and contribute to link people and groups with each other, in order to enrich the...

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  • Energy
  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

New policy paper: External responsibility on global biodiversity loss. The Catalonia case.

David Llistar, October 2014

10 pag. English.

Policy paper presented at CoP12 ODG sustainable development in Korea and commissioned by the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia. Summarizes the complete study (p 200) about Catalonia contributes to the loss of global biodiversity: geographic areas, levels of biodiversity, economic sectors and environmental mechanisms anticooperació. The full report will be...

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  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

External Responsibility. An assesment of its effects on global biodiversity loss.

15th October. 12 meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12). Pyongchang. South Korea.

(see the attached flyier) Technical experts with substantial expertise will bring-in different case studies that may be replicated in other territories of the world. The event is co-organized by ODG, which will present its research on the impact of Catalonia on global biodiversity loss, and about the need to include foreign responsibility criteria into domestic decissions. This research and the...

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  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

Gaza: Enough is enough!

A Call to Action launched by the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity

On July 8th, the Israeli army launched its third military attack in Gaza in five years. Even if the Israeli government has announced the withdrawal of ground forces from Gaza, this latest military action, which includes constant bombardment and a land invasion, has caused approximately 1,800 deaths of mostly civilians, including hundreds of children. The Israeli military aggression has targeted...

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  • Debt
  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

Exclusive: British taxpayers underwrote deals worth £140m by firm based in Cayman Islands

Tom Harper & Daniel Beiszley. Article on the UK ECA. Published in The Independent, 6th July 2014

The Government is using taxpayers’ money to underwrite £140m-worth of deals for a company whose ultimate ownership is based in a notorious tax haven. UK Export Finance, a branch of the Department for Business, is risking public funds to provide insurance cover for deals involving the aircraft leasing firm AWAS Aviation Capital Ltd. The company is backed by Terra Firma, one of the world’s biggest...

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  • Energy
  • Extraterritoriality

Financing useless projects

The debts of Castor Project.

Until September 2013 the underground natural gas storage Castor Project was unknown to most of the population. Earthquakes aroused doubts in public opinion, and gave voice to the local struggle that had long been warning of the dangers. Today, however, the complex situation facing this controversial project on the Mediterranean coast between Vinarós and Alcanar, has led the project to public...

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  • Debt
  • Energy

Movements against Spanish state debt

Sergi Cutillas. Published on TNI.org. 

For a new social deal that can transform Europe Since the awakening of the squares in 2011 the political atmosphere in the Spanish state has changed dramatically. “Frustration, despair and fear, instead of being channelled towards the far right, have gone towards the creation of opportunities to meet other people facing similar situations, support each other and resist.” This is the fourth piece...

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  • Debt

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