5 June 2018

The next InterGovernmental Working Group (IGWG) on the UN Treaty for business in relation to human rights will take place in October 2018. As a preparation, there are currently four informal consultations organised by Ecuador in its capacity of Chair-Rapporteur. These consultations, together with other relevant documents and reports of meetings and sessions will be the basis of a zero draft for the UN treaty.

7 December 2016

A number of existing and emerging EU policies and initiatives to green plastics, packaging, fuels and more through plant-based sources are at risk of backfiring with big social and environmental impacts.

Substituting fossil-based products for plant-based ones is the core idea of the 'bioeconomy', which is promoted by the EU, governments and industry, with the promised benefit of reduced reliance on fossil fuels. However, this can come at a high environmental and social price. Friends of the Earth Europe outline their policy positions on the bioeconomy in this briefing.

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