The success of an ambitious EU climate target for 2040 depends on a just transition
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The success of an ambitious EU climate target for 2040 depends on a just transition

The European Commission has proposed an ambitious target of a 90% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. SOLIDAR stresses that a bold vision for climate action should go hand in hand with the thorough planning and implementation of an equally strong and forward-looking policy framework for a just transition that fosters social justice…

An EU policy framework for a just transition as a blueprint for social and economic transformation
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An EU policy framework for a just transition as a blueprint for social and economic transformation

In December 2023, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted the Exploratory Opinion “Advancing the EU’s just transition policy framework: what measures are necessary” at the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, whose priorities include the promotion of a just transition. SOLIDAR welcomes this Opinion and urges policymakers to use…

Latest Oxfam report confirms that climate action and social justice are two sides of the same coin
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Latest Oxfam report confirms that climate action and social justice are two sides of the same coin

Oxfam’s new report, Climate Equality: A planet for the 99%, was published on 20 November 2023 and examines the causes and consequences of carbon inequality and the disproportionate impact of the super-rich, dubbed the ‘polluter elite’. Marginalised communities and people in vulnerable socio-economic situations are the most affected by the impacts of climate change and…

Thematic Conference | Global Citizenship Education: From Research to Policy
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Thematic Conference | Global Citizenship Education: From Research to Policy

Thematic Conference | Global Citizenship Education: From Research to Policy On 16 November, during the Global Education Week 2023, SOLIDAR Foundation presented its Policy Paper on Global Citizenship Education at the annual thematic conference. Being the culmination of a year-long work on the topic, the Policy Paper WE ALL BELONG: The role of GCE in supporting…

EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Member States’ recent agreement is a severe blow back to protection standards in Europe
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EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Member States’ recent agreement is a severe blow back to protection standards in Europe

On Thursday 8th June, the Council of the European Union (the Council) led by the Swedish presidency reached an agreement on two files of the EU Pact of Migration and Asylum: the Asylum and Migration Management Regulation (AMMR) and the Asylum Procedures Regulation (APR). Trialogues have been open as those files need to be discussed…

EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Parliament votes to enhance rights for ‘’economic’’ migrants, but progress on protection files is much more timid
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EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Parliament votes to enhance rights for ‘’economic’’ migrants, but progress on protection files is much more timid

The past week from 17th to 21th April, the European Parliament adopted positions on several important files under the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. This marks the beginning of interinstitutional negotiations with Member States in the Council of the EU to find a compromise on the texts. On so-called ‘’legal migration’’ initiatives, rights of…