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  • Value of Industrial Flexibility in Europe

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  • Setting a Circular Blueprint for Business through Scien...

  • Six Steps Closer to Climate Mitigation Finance

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  • Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

    From the Sustainability Department to the Desk of the CFO In June 2017, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) released its final report, the recommendations of which will have an increasing impact on all organizations (both financial and non-financial). Most importantly, two necessary organizational changes were brought to light: br...
    Posted 12-09-2017 By: Oskar Krabbe Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Value of Industrial Flexibility in Europe

    The Clean Energy for All Europeans proposal (the so-called Winter Package) is a policy package that aims to meet climate objectives and ensure economic growth. This package prioritizes energy efficiency and renewable energies while fostering organized electricity markets to realize cost savings. It ...
    Posted 05-09-2017 By: Izabela Kielichowska Category: Energy Systems & Markets Comments: 0
  • Climate-related risks and opportunities

    Climate change and the transition to the low carbon economy are creating risks and opportunities for businesses. Investors want to understand these risks and opportunities to inform their investment decisions. This need for greater transparency is illustrated by recommendations made by the Task Forc...
    Posted 18-07-2017 By: Annemarie Kerkhof Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Setting a Circular Blueprint for Business through Science

    The circular economy is a simple idea, but not a small one. It’s key for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) and addressing climate change, as it has the potential to close the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions gap by half. More than 400 participants at the WBCSD Liaison Delegate Meeting in...
    Posted 22-05-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Six Steps Closer to Climate Mitigation Finance

    How Can Developing Countries Tap into Climate Mitigation Funds from MDBs and the GCF? The clock is ticking and the world needs a rapid curb of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to avoid surpassing the 2°C threshold. Due to the ratification of the Paris Agreement, countries face the demanding task of implementing policies to decarbonise their economies. The challenge is daunting, especia...
    Posted 12-04-2017 By: Angélica Afanador Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Global carbon pricing - How full is the glass?

    Blog by Maarten Neelis and Noémie Klein, Ecofys, and Shalini Rao and Grace Eddy, Generation Foundation Soon after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, Ecofys started the three-year Carbon Pricing Unlocked (CPU) partnership with the Generation Foundation. Together, we are exploring the role of carbo...
    Posted 04-04-2017 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Enabling true sustainability with a Circular Economy

    The ratified Paris Agreement of COP21 marked a turning point with unprecedented pledges from world leaders to reach ambitious climate change goals. The focus at COP 22 in Morocco was and over the next few years will be on critical and immediate action. To achieve these ambitious climate goals, we ne...
    Posted 02-02-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • The EU ETS review – current state of play

    This blog post was written by Marcus Ferdinand.  The review process of the European carbon market (EU ETS) is in full swing. Right in time before Christmas, the members of the Environment committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament voted in favour of a more ambitious post-2020 market set-up as comp...
    Posted 16-12-2016 Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • When will renewables overtake coal in generated electricity?

    “Renewable power generation capacity now exceeds that of coal” (IEA) - True, but it will take a decade or so before this is the case for electricity generated. IEA, the International Energy Agency, recently stated that renewables overtook coal in terms of cumulative installed capacity in the world,...
    Posted 12-12-2016 By: Kees van der Leun Category: Renewable Energy Comments: 1
  • How can business contribute to climate targets in a profitable way?

    Making the Paris Agreement a reality The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) is a multi-faced animal. On the one hand, there are the formal negotiations where, since this year, details of the implementation of the Paris Agreement are discussed in seemingly endless meetings resulting in slow progress on the key items conferred. This ...
    Posted 22-11-2016 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0