Posts in category 'Energy & Climate Policy'

  • 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: 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
    Posted 21-11-2016 By: Moritz Schäfer Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Cut climate costs through carbon market cooperation

    New State and Trends Report of Carbon Pricing This blog post was written by Richard Zechter, Climate Change World Bank, Noémie Klein, Ecofys and John Ward, Vivid Economics.  This year’s State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report, launched recently in Vietnam, includes the first deep dive analysis of the carbon pricing initiatives of countries’...
    Posted 21-10-2016 By: Noémie Klein Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0