Archives: December 2015

e-news 18th December 2015

Climate change, its impacts and fracking dominate this e-news but also featured are the use of antibiotics in farming, tax avoidance and arms sales.

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Greens win support for new measures to tackle tax avoidance

The European Parliament today voted in favour of several Green-backed proposals on tackling tax avoidance in Europe.

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MEP says fracking U-turn hugely costly for South West and incompatible with climate commitments

Molly has blasted the government for voting through controversial proposals to allow fracking under National Parks and other protected areas.

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Cameron’s renegotiation offers a nightmare not a vision, says MEP

Molly warns the European Parliament that Cameron’s renegotiation agenda risks bargaining away citizens’ rights and creating a race to the bottom on environmental protection and health standards.

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Our addiction to oil means that climate change and conflict in the Middle East now go hand-in-hand

Writing for the Independent, Molly explores the link between instability in the Middle East and an increasingly unstable climate. She suggests lessons leaned from the Paris climate negotiations may well be helpful to solving global conflicts.

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