Janez Potočnik

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MEPs must help the EU recover from its taxonomy madness

Europe’s addiction to fossil fuel corrodes our energy security and locks us into a pathway of irreversible and hostile change to our planet's climate. Emissions from gas, oil and coal bombard our planet’s oceans with heat equal to five Hiroshima-size nuclear bombs every second and hold out the nightmarish prospect that South Asia, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea could become too hot to inhabit inside 30 years.
Agrifood 06-05-2022

Europe needs more, not less, nature to overcome the looming food crisis

As the world scrambles to fend off the impact of yet another food crisis, opportunistic efforts by lobby groups to delay nature restoration laws are likely to make things worse, writes former Commissioner Janez Potočnik.
Circular materials 24-03-2021

Recover today, lead for 2030: A future-fit industrial strategy for Europe

The current political debate on industrial policy lacks an honest acknowledgement of how much is already decided – from EU recovery budgets to the 2030 climate targets, write Sandrine Dixson-Declève and Janez Potočnik. Sandrine Dixson-Declève is the president of The...