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  • Finding a Cost-Effective Path to Climate Leadership

  • Setting Science-Based Targets

  • Cities: The Focal Point of Climate Action

  • Connecting the dots: Connect At COP!

  • Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

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  • Finding a Cost-Effective Path to Climate Leadership

    A new wave of climate change regulations is coming, and this time to all corners of the world. Following the Paris Agreement, more than 80% of countries have already drawn up plans on how to contribute to the low carbon transition. Some have realised plans that put a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) em...
    Posted 10-01-2018 By: Long Lam Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 1
  • Setting Science-Based Targets

    How Long Can Companies Afford to Neglect Setting Science-Based Climate Targets? This blog post was prepared with contributions from Vincent Hoen, Jeroen Scheepmaker, and Frank Stern. During the last 3 years, more than 300 companies have signed up to participate in the Science Based Targets initiative. The combined revenue of these companies runs into the billions of US dollars...
    Posted 03-01-2018 By: Giel Linthorst Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Indirect Land Use Change from Biofuels Explained

    Full decarbonisation of transport will be hard without biofuels, but sustainability concerns have made policymakers weary of stimulating crop-based biofuels. The debate on the indirect impacts from biofuels in particular has increased recently. For example, on December 2, 2017, a group of Dutch scie...
    Posted 28-12-2017 By: Carlo Hamelinck Category: Renewable Energy Comments: 0
  • Cities: The Focal Point of Climate Action

    This blog post was written by Richard Boehnke. Cities are a focal point of climate action, both individually and as signatories to large networks dedicated to climate mitigation (e.g., Covenant of Mayors and C40). However, efforts to pledge support, sign an agreement, and publish a local climate st...
    Posted 10-11-2017 By: David de Jager Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Connecting the dots: Connect At COP!

    Until the Paris COP, the climate debate was largely focused on the direction and policy framework of an agreement. With the signing of the Paris agreement, the call to action was broadened to include many stakeholders and sectors, yet, the agreement alone will not protect us from the most dangerous ...
    Posted 20-10-2017 By: Katja Eisbrenner Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 4
  • Working Together towards a Circular Economy in Europe

    The European Commission is taking the lead on circular economy strategies through the circular economy package. Thus, an increasing number of industry associations and companies in Europe are working towards a circular economy. They are devising ways to implement related measures to reap the benefit...
    Posted 18-10-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • 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: 1
  • 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