European Green Deal: Report shows fundamental flaws on financing

A new report by Counter Balance shows fundamental flaws on the financing pillar of the EGD that make it unlikely to properly contribute to addressing the key - and intertwined - challenges of our times

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The EIB’s support to road transport at odds with the Paris Agreement

Despite its climate commitments, the EIB’s transport operations have a long way to go before we can consider them ‘aligned’ with the objectives of the Paris Agreement

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The European Green Deal - Reclaiming Public Investments for a real Socio-ecological Transformation

In this new episode of EU Watchdog Radio, we take a closer look at the European Green Deal (EGD) and in particular how it is being financed

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We're looking for a Media & Communications Officer

Counter Balance is looking for a new colleague to join our team! Are you the savvy communicator we're looking for? Don't hesitate to apply!

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Challenging public investment banks

We’re a European coalition of development and environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with extensive experience working on development finance and public banks as well as campaigning to prevent negative impacts resulting from major infrastructure projects

Our mission is to make European public finance a key driver of the transition towards socially and environmentally sustainable and equitable societies

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Climate Justice, Development & Human Rights,
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We conduct research on European public financial institutions and challenge investments that result in harmful impacts for people and the environment


We inform the public and open up debates on the role of EU public finance in the transition towards more sustainable and equitable societies


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The teddy bear journey


For some years now, a profound reorganisation of our production systems has been underway. A new phase of globalisation has begun, which bears considerable social and environmental risks.

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