New report by 350.org and the Multinationals Observatory outlines how to reclaim control over the fossil fuel industry. Using TotalEnergies as a case study, the report “TotalEnergies: This is what a total phaseout looks like” calls on policymakers to dare to imagine a shut down of the fossil fuel industry, and puts forward concrete pathways to make it happen.
Rapidly increasing lobbying expenses, revolving doors, secret contacts at the Elysée Palace, financial partnerships with media, think tanks and research institutions... A dive into the formidable lobbying and influence machine of Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook in France.
The EU Critical Raw Materials Act, or CRMA, is in the final stages of its adoption. While it is framed as the European law to secure our green and digital transitions, a new report, “Blood on the Green Deal” published today by two lobby watchdogs, the Observatoire des Multinationales in Paris and Corporate Europe Observatory in Brussels, questions those green credentials.
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National public service for electricity, champion of nuclear energy, and a global corporation like any other?Check the full profile
A global tyre leader, major consumer of natural resources, gradually relocating its factories outside of France.Check the full profile
A Presidency prepared in close collaboration with the French corporate sector which is setting a policy agenda that strongly reflects business demands.
The French government offered unprecedented financial support to businesses in response to the Covid pandemic, and large corporations have greatly profited from it.
A collaborative report by civil society and media organisations sheds light on Europe’s richest, how they built their wealth and how they use it.