20 May: Indonesia: EIB Global to support green, sustainable, safer public urban development of the City of Jakarta

(Source: European Investment Bank)

EIB and MRT Jakarta sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a first step towards more concrete financial and technical support for the sustainable and green urban development of Jakarta EIB is interested in financing expansion of the urban rail system and urban regeneration of areas along the transport routes The initiative will support ambitious climate action goals set by the Government of Indonesia to reduce GHG emissions by 41% within this decade

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union and the biggest multilateral bank in the world will work with PT Mass …

16 Jun: Biodiversity and effective Sustainable Impact Assessments

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

The impacts of trade liberalisation are wide ranging covering not just the economic sectors where business is done, but the social and environmental consequences which result through increased or decreased production, supply chain demands and distribution logistics. It is therefore extremely disturbing to read the admission of the European Commission that “there is ample evidence that the impacts of EU trade agreements on global biodiversity have contributed to net negative rather than positive consequences”.

At the start, when the European Commission begins to negotiate Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) it uses …