EU office works to shape legislation that holds the companies
which are fuelling environmental and human rights abuses to account in Europe
part of Global Witness’s campaign to stop climate breakdown, we are calling for
an end to public support for fossil gas across the EU, and in its place
we want clean, renewable energy to be made available for all.
have helped bring about an EU law requiring investors to improve due diligence
through our corporate accountability campaign.
When finalised, it should ensure companies operating in the EU do not bankroll
projects that contribute to climate change, deforestation, or human rights
are working to make sure the EU passes a strong law to protect forests
around the world – including ensuring banks are held accountable for
investments linked to deforestation.
previous EU campaigns have also secured big wins for people and planet. We
brought in a stronger law to stop conflict timber,
our exposé on ‘golden visas’ led to the European Parliament voting for these schemes to
be phased out, and we have secured ground-breaking rules
to tackle anonymous companies via changes to anti-money laundering
up to date with our work by following us on Twitter:
- Rachel Owens, Head of EU Office and Advocacy: @rachelowens
- Aurelie Skrobik, Corporate Accountability Campaigner
- Giulia Bondi, Senior EU Forests Campaigner: @giuliabond
- Tara Connolly, Senior Gas Campaigner: @taraconnollyGW
- Paul Hallows, EU Communications Advisor: @paulhallows
get in touch with us, see our contact details below, and for vacancies in this
office, see the job listings.