Posts Tagged: Climate change

Bridging the Gap: the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

On 15 June, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union struck a deal on the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive. This is the first time that Member States have agreed binding policy measures

Bridging the Gap: the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

On 15 June, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union struck a deal on the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive. This is the first time that Member States have agreed binding policy measures

Reindustrialising Europe: Do Green Politics Work?

The twenty-seven countries which make up the European Union have much which unites them, economically, politically, and socially. However, among them, these Member States also have different cultures, histories, climates, and, officially, twenty-three different languages. All this amounts to numerous

Reindustrialising Europe: Do Green Politics Work?

The twenty-seven countries which make up the European Union have much which unites them, economically, politically, and socially. However, among them, these Member States also have different cultures, histories, climates, and, officially, twenty-three different languages. All this amounts to numerous

Is there a Green Way Out of the Unemployment Problem?

Preparations are well underway for the next seven year EU budget, covering 2014 to 2020. This budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – has a lot of work to do. As well as tackling high unemployment rates across Europe,

Is there a Green Way Out of the Unemployment Problem?

Preparations are well underway for the next seven year EU budget, covering 2014 to 2020. This budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – has a lot of work to do. As well as tackling high unemployment rates across Europe,

Will Durban deliver? There is much indecision

The Durban Conference of Parties is over. There may be a signed document to show for the conference, however this document, laying the way for the Durban Platform, merely saved the negotiations. Potentially irreversible and catastrophic climate change is still

Will Durban deliver? There is much indecision

The Durban Conference of Parties is over. There may be a signed document to show for the conference, however this document, laying the way for the Durban Platform, merely saved the negotiations. Potentially irreversible and catastrophic climate change is still

Poll: European Union releases the 2050 Energy Roadmap

The EU has released the 2050 Energy Roadmap. This suggests five decarbonisation scenarios. Please tell us which of these you would like to see happening. You may select two answers.

Poll: European Union releases the 2050 Energy Roadmap

The EU has released the 2050 Energy Roadmap. This suggests five decarbonisation scenarios. Please tell us which of these you would like to see happening. You may select two answers.

Durban: Is unanimity necessary?

The annual COP17 climate change conference in Durban has begun. Between 28 November and 9 December, representatives from governments across the world, international organisations and civil society will gather together in Durban to debate and advance the Kyoto Protocol, the

Durban: Is unanimity necessary?

The annual COP17 climate change conference in Durban has begun. Between 28 November and 9 December, representatives from governments across the world, international organisations and civil society will gather together in Durban to debate and advance the Kyoto Protocol, the

Energy, Climate, Development… What does the EU matter?

If you care about climate change, sustainable energy, poverty, inequality… why care about the EU? Watch my final video blog to find out! For more in depth discussion of how these different issues and policy areas are interconnected, take a

Energy, Climate, Development… What does the EU matter?

If you care about climate change, sustainable energy, poverty, inequality… why care about the EU? Watch my final video blog to find out! For more in depth discussion of how these different issues and policy areas are interconnected, take a

New Briefing Paper: Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change – Challenges on the road to sustainable energy security, in Europe and beyond

QCEA’s conception of Sustainable Energy Security involves social, economic and ecological sustainability. It also recognizes that promoting the EU’s short term energy security, at any cost, will undermine its long time security in all senses: by further marginalizing the global

New Briefing Paper: Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change – Challenges on the road to sustainable energy security, in Europe and beyond

QCEA’s conception of Sustainable Energy Security involves social, economic and ecological sustainability. It also recognizes that promoting the EU’s short term energy security, at any cost, will undermine its long time security in all senses: by further marginalizing the global

Slower than certainly possible: developments in Energy Roadmap and Energy Efficiency Directive

A low carbon society is achievable. This was the message given many times over at coinciding workshops of the European Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), and the Coalition of Energy Savings on 4 October 2011. Not only can

Slower than certainly possible: developments in Energy Roadmap and Energy Efficiency Directive

A low carbon society is achievable. This was the message given many times over at coinciding workshops of the European Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), and the Coalition of Energy Savings on 4 October 2011. Not only can

The Future of Europe’s Energy Infrastructure: Permits, Grids, Renewables, Nuclear

Energy infrastructure is a fundamental requirement for the production and supply of energy, which is the linchpin of our economies and societies. But with increasing demand, the necessity of reducing greenhouse gasses, falling reserves of traditional forms of fuel, price

The Future of Europe’s Energy Infrastructure: Permits, Grids, Renewables, Nuclear

Energy infrastructure is a fundamental requirement for the production and supply of energy, which is the linchpin of our economies and societies. But with increasing demand, the necessity of reducing greenhouse gasses, falling reserves of traditional forms of fuel, price