Historic climate deal in Paris: EU leads global efforts

The European Union has played a key role in brokering today’s historic agreement in Paris, where 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The ambitious and balanced agreement, the first major multilateral deal of the 21st century, sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C.

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European Mobility Week 16-22 September

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EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2015 activities in cities and towns across Europe and the world were launched on 16 September at an event at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium). Currently more than 1600 local governments from 42 countries have registered their participation online and are carrying out activities celebrating this year’s theme of multimodality.
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International Noise Awareness Day 2013

noiseIn 1977 soundscape artist Raymond Murray Schafer foresaw the problems related to an increase in human population and technology, writing: noise in the sky is distinguished radically from all other forms of noise in that it is not localised or contained … modern technology has given each individual the tools to activate more acoustic space. This development would seem to be running a collision course with the population increase and reduction of available physical space per individual. Raymond Murray Schafer (born 18 July 1933) is a Canadian composerwritermusic educator and environmentalist perhaps best known for his World Soundscape Project, concern for acoustic ecology, and his book The Tuning of the World (1977).

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Eurobarometer: Does economic crisis erode CSR?

eblogo_newDo citizens think companies are a force for good, or bad? What do citizens of the EU and other major economies think about the efforts companies of different sizes and sectors make to behave in a responsible way? Part of the European Commission’s policy on corporate social responsibility, this survey answers these and other key questions about citizen perceptions of the influence companies have on society. After an analysis at EU level the results are compared to the results from other countries including the US, China, Brazil, India, and Turkey.

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