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Taxation in the sky : towards a progressive aviation tax in line with climate justice

By Jourdain Vaillant / 20 December, 2019

 «Aviation has a unique fiscal regime » says a report published by the European Commission last June. While the Council of the UE is considering both a revision of the 2003 Energy Taxation Directive and a project of aviation tax, there is space for a renewed and fair fiscal regime. On...

Shadows and lights at Madrid’s COP25

By Stephany Griffith-Jones / 20 December, 2019

If the international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition in Madrid, important progress was nevertheless made on how to most effectively use institutions like public development banks to fund the necessary and urgent transition to a zero carbon economy by 2050 As United Nations Secretary General  Guterres eloquently...

From COP 25 to the European Green Deal: Can Europe break up the climate impasse?

By Maria João Rodrigues / 19 December, 2019

Despite a large mobilisation of citizens across the world and in Madrid in particular, the outcomes of the COP25 Climate Conference were disappointing. In this context, the European Green Deal presented by European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans was the best news. The EU can and should take the lead in fighting...

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Climate Justice emergency also at COP25

By Jo Leinen / 6 December, 2019

At COP25, progressives around the world will again call for mechanisms to achieve climate justice and just transition. The poor should not have to pay the bill while the rich have the money to continue a wasteful lifestyle. The European Parliament has declared a global climate emergency, as have many...

Progressive Pod on Climate Apartheid

By Alain Bloëdt / 14 October, 2019

Since May 2015, Professor Philip Alston has been submitting reports to the Human Rights Council in his capacity as Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. His 2018 report was a charge against privatisation and Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of the Progressive Post, asks Alston if he considers that to save our planet we...

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Elections in Austria: climate crisis and media crisis

By Gerald Demmel / 4 October, 2019

In the Austrian elections last Sunday, the conservative ex-chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s ÖVP gained a stunning 37%, and the Greens returned to parliament by more than tripling their vote. Social Democrats however performed weakly. Among the reasons for the modest performance: the SPÖ didn’t succeed in being perceived as ‘the original’...

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Climate and Clash in the UN General Assembly

By Maria João Rodrigues / 4 October, 2019

A clash of visions took place in the last General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. Not a clash between patriots and globalists, as Trump declared during his 35-minute speech in front of a tense and silent audience of world leaders. But a clash between nationalists and those...

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The new European Parliament: tackling the triple injustice of climate change

By Céline Charveriat / 6 September, 2019

The recent election to the European Parliament marked a turning point in the EU’s history: for the first time, rising concerns about climate change and environmental degradation became a significant factor in electoral choices. Climate change and social inequality, however, are linked. We are faced with a multiple injustice that...

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It’s time for systemic change

By Saïd El-Khadraoui / 5 September, 2019

The next legislature will be crucial in putting the transition in motion towards a low-carbon and circular economy and socially inclusive society and turn the many challenges into opportunities. There is no ‘invisible hand’ that will bring us to our destination, that’s why the transition will have to be managed...

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Social, fiscal and climate justice: the right-left cleavage is still alive!

By Maria João Rodrigues / 26 August, 2019

The European project can only have a future if it overcomes the status quo imposed by conservatives and neo-liberals and if it refuses to fall into the trap proposed by national-populists. Regaining control over our lives in a time of globalisation is only possible if we address social, fiscal and...

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