Berichten getagged met 'climate change'

  • 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 ...
    Geplaatst 22-11-2016 Door: Maarten Neelis Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • Germany adopts climate action plan for 2050

    Taking account of the Paris Agreement This blog post was written by Marcus Ferdinand and Moritz Schäfer.  On 14 November, the German cabinet approved its Climate Action Plan 2050 (“Klimaschutzplan 2050”) after several rounds of political wrangling between ministers just in time for German Environment Minister Hendricks to present it at...
    Geplaatst 21-11-2016 Door: Marcus Ferdinand Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • Taking carbon from the atmosphere

    The dust is beginning to settle after Paris and the focus is now on implementation but one of the interesting questions to arise is what is needed to reach a 1.5°C target. What all the scenarios say is that you not only need to stop emitting carbon but you also need to have something that takes carb...
    Geplaatst 20-04-2016 Door: Ann Gardiner Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • What’s new about Paris

    Role of the private sector to become much more important A lot has been said about how national climate efforts under the Paris Climate Agreement will usher in a new energy future, but few have noticed another important change that COP21 heralds: for the first time non-state actors will start playing a prominent role in climate action, write Rolf de Vos a...
    Geplaatst 13-01-2016 Door: Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • What Paris is likely to deliver

    Prospects look bright for the Paris Climate Summit. The sole fact that this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP) will start with the government leaders meeting instead of finishing with it, is promising, writes Rolf de Vos. If the more than 80 world leaders who will gather in Paris, including Obam...
    Geplaatst 24-11-2015 Door: Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • FASTER principles for a successful economic transformation

    In the run-up to Paris 2015, Rolf de Vos examines efforts to see broad implementation of global carbon pricing policies. The World Bank Group and the OECD, with support from IMF, are stepping up efforts to see broad implementation of global carbon pricing policies. “Nothing short of an economic tra...
    Geplaatst 30-09-2015 Door: Categorie: Energiebesparing & CO2-efficiëntie Reacties: 0
  • How companies can determine their fair climate share

    If energy-intensive industries were to get together and make joint climate pledges, how could they determine what would be a fair and significant contribution for each company? There are new tools available for this, including so-called Science Based Targets used by organisations like WWF, the Carbo...
    Geplaatst 18-09-2015 Door: Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • From what and why to how: Next steps in non-state climate action

    Interest has grown considerably in the field of non-state climate action, largely because there is a lot to gain. Efforts in tracking, analysing and quantifying these initiatives have been growing in number as researchers and climate actors continue to look for ways to bridge the emissions gap cause...
    Geplaatst 02-09-2015 Door: Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • Improving energy productivity will drive sustainable growth

    In all discussions on energy security and climate change, we often forget that energy use is an important factor in generating well-being and prosperity. In order to reach the maximum effect, we therefore need to make energy use as productive as possible. And we are getting better at this. For exam...
    Geplaatst 06-08-2015 Door: Kornelis Blok Categorie: Energiebesparing & CO2-efficiëntie Reacties: 0
  • Non-state actors account for growing share of emission reductions

    International climate initiatives by non-state actors account for roughly half of the emission reductions pledged by governments, according to our recent assessment for UNEP. Cities and regions provide the larger part of these efforts, companies about a quarter. That is not yet enough to bridge the ...
    Geplaatst 13-07-2015 Door: Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0