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Humanity is increasingly living above its means

On Monday (29 July), which is three days earlier than last year, humanity had consumed more resources than the planet is capable of offering within a year. This is according to a report by the environmental NGO Global Footprint Network. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Climate change 20-04-2017

Climate change exacerbates threat of terrorism

From South America to the Middle East, the effects of climate change appear to exacerbate the problems of organised crime and terrorism. The UN and German think tank Adelphi have raised the alarm. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 04-09-2015

Afghanistan’s mineral deposits: A source of wealth and conflict

Afghanistan's vast untapped natural resources, valued at more than $1 trillion, are seen as the war-battered country's ticket to a self-reliant future, a possible trump card that could jumpstart the lagging economy as foreign aid ebbs.
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Industrial Policy: Towards sustainable re-industrialization?

The European Commission and Member States are working together to ensure that resources are invested effectively in order to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. With the mid-term update and review of the Europe 2020 Flagship on industrial policy, planned for this year, more sustainable and green solutions could be called for. Will the remaining year bring changes in policy also for abandoned industrial areas ('brownfields')?

Resource efficiency: A global game changer

The EU has established resource efficiency as one of its seven flagship initiatives for the 2020 agenda, and its roadmap is supported by many programmes and initiatives on the ground. Yet, it is a tiger without teeth, claims the latest report by the Transatlantic Academy, a research institution that aims to create common approaches for the long-term challenges faced by Europe and North America.

MEPs ‘compromise’ on resource efficiency roadmap

The European Parliament's environment committee backed a proposed resource efficiency roadmap for Europe on 25 April, marking an important step in EU policymakers' efforts to decouple natural resource use from economic growth. However, in an effort to find a compromise, they left aside proposed ambitious deadlines and measures.

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