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  • lundi 17 décembre

  • The City of the Future Is a Data-Collection Machine (The Atlantic)
    In Silicon Valley, to make a device “smart” means to add internet connectivity, allowing it to collect, send, and receive data, often while learning and adapting to user preferences. The technology industry has invested wholesale in the idea that “smart” means better, and so we have smart speakers, smart thermometers, smart baby monitors, smart window shades, and smart sex toys, all perpetually collecting rich user data to send back to company servers. Soon enough, we’ll have a smart city : (...)
  • samedi 15 décembre

  • What does climate change have to do with human rights ? (Greenpeace International)
    When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created in 1948, it was done so to hold firm to the highest of ideals, a set of entitlements that allow all people to live with dignity, freedom, equality, justice, and peace. Decades on, this set of inalienable and universal rights remains a foundation upon which we, at Greenpeace and like-minds beyond, stand in our commitment to a greener, healthier and more peaceful world. Making this connection between human rights and a harmonious (...)
  • vendredi 14 décembre

  • First European Diesel summit puts dirty fleet high on the agenda (Transport & Environment)
    Three years after the Dieselgate scandal was exposed, there are still 43 million highly polluting diesel cars on European roads. As EU industry commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska said at the first European Diesel Summit in Brussels last week, ‘the story isn’t over’. The timing couldn’t have been better to gather policy makers, cities, health experts, consumer groups and green NGOs from across Europe to discuss concrete solutions given that a special ministerial meeting has been convened by the (...)
  • mercredi 12 décembre

  • Challenged accepted – Five reasons NGOs won’t see you in court : EU governments warned to remove barriers to justice (European Environmental Bureau - EEB)
    Challenging environmentally damaging decisions in court is burdensome and barriers to justice are widespread across the EU, according to the new EEB report published today. Accessing environmental justice is a struggle in the EU, a new report finds. Despite having some of the most advanced environmental laws, Member States are failing in some cases to ensure access to justice for NGOs and citizens can challenge questionable decisions in the courts. The ‘Challenge Accepted ?’ report (...)
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