Every Life Counts: SOLIDAR joins call to end EU exports of hazardous pesticides  
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Every Life Counts: SOLIDAR joins call to end EU exports of hazardous pesticides  

SOLIDAR has proudly joined forces with more than 200 other organisations to sign a joint letter calling for a ban on EU production and exports of banned and hazardous pesticides. Ahead of the informal meeting of EU leaders that took place on June 17th to discuss the Strategic Agenda for the next legislative cycle, this…

Case Study |  How Guatemala’s hydroelectric potential turned into a case of Unjust Transition
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Case Study | How Guatemala’s hydroelectric potential turned into a case of Unjust Transition

“This is a story of great pain. It disrupted the life of an entire community, causing death and irredeemable loss, leaving effects that are still felt to this day.”C. Human Rights Defender Hydroelectric power represents a viable alternative for an energy transition in Guatemala. Due to its geography and natural resources, Guatemala has the potential…

Case Study |  Ready-made disparity: the impact of unfair trading practices on just transition in Bangladesh’s Ready made garment sector
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Case Study | Ready-made disparity: the impact of unfair trading practices on just transition in Bangladesh’s Ready made garment sector

“Leaving behind our ancestral lands due to the relentless river erosion was a heart-wrenching choice. Coming to Dhaka in search of a better life seemed like the only option, but the challenges here were unlike any I’d imagined. The hope for economic stability led me to the garment industry, but the harsh reality hit me…

7th Civil Society Forum: Civil Society Organisations Assess European Political Group Manifestos for a Sustainable Future
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7th Civil Society Forum: Civil Society Organisations Assess European Political Group Manifestos for a Sustainable Future

During the seventh edition of REAL DEAL’s Civil Society Forum for Sustainability, representatives from diverse Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across Europe and beyond came together to critically assess the promises in the political manifestos of 5 European political groups: Party of European Socialists (PES), Party of the European Left (PEL), European Green Party (EGP), Alliance…

Case Study |  Unveiling the social effects of oil palm monoculture in Montes De María in Colombia
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Case Study | Unveiling the social effects of oil palm monoculture in Montes De María in Colombia

Colombia is the largest oil palm producer in Latin America and the fourth largest in the world. This crop has been promoted as a development factor since the end of the last century. In the case of the Montes de María region, the recent expansion of the oil palm agribusiness model was due to a…

Policy Tool: The European Green Deal: Towards new social and ecological narratives for the European Elections 2024 by the Civil Society Forum for Sustainability
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Policy Tool: The European Green Deal: Towards new social and ecological narratives for the European Elections 2024 by the Civil Society Forum for Sustainability

Our common future will soon be in the hands of a newly elected European Parliament (EP). In order to ensure the development of a comprehensive EU policy framework for a socio-ecological transition within the European Green Deal (EGD) that puts living species at its core, addresses the needs of disadvantaged groups, reduces inequalities and ensures…

A Global Just Transition that leaves no one behind…EU borders
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A Global Just Transition that leaves no one behind…EU borders

“Developing countries produce raw materials and agricultural products for the Global North, often at the expense of local indigenous communities and small farmers. Lithium, crops, grains, are often produced by them at the cost of indigenous and local communities. They export crude oil but must buy gasoline.” Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme…

Civil society organisations strategize on a social and ecological transition ahead of the 2024 European Elections
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Civil society organisations strategize on a social and ecological transition ahead of the 2024 European Elections

As the EU prepares for the upcoming European Parliament elections, representatives from diverse civil society organisations (CSOs) across Europe came together to discuss emerging issues and narratives for Europe to ensure a just social and ecological transition. The Civil Society Forum is a space for CSOs and other stakeholders from across Europe to come together and exchange views on the…