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European Union

A Europe for the Many, Not the Few

Europe is facing unacceptable levels of poverty and inequality. This briefing paper reviews the current situation and presents recommendations to help put an end to poverty and extreme inequality in Europe.

The EU's emission trading scheme as a source of international climate finance

The revision of the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) offers a unique opportunity to increase transparency and predictability of climate finance from the EU and its Member States by establishing a mechanism that automatically directs a portion of the ETS revenues as additional international climate finance. 

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Pulling the Plug

This briefing explores some of the solutions for fighting corporate tax avoidance that the European Union should present in 2015, and explains why it is important to adopt them as soon as possible.

Europe playing risky game with climate change targets

Today EU Environment Ministers agreed the official EU emissions reductions pledge for the United Nations climate talks in Paris at the end of the year, backing an "at least 40%" emissions reduction target and failing to provide clarity on whether loopholes could water down the offer.


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