Teresa Ribera

MEPs could turn the EU taxonomy sage green

Efforts to label natural gas and nuclear power activities as green will only benefit a limited number of industries in a restricted number of countries and will hinder Europe's energy transition, writes Teresa Ribera.
Energy 14-02-2022

The sensible bet is to accelerate the energy transition

The energy price shock currently gripping Europe is settling in for the long term and needs to be addressed with market reforms to avoid high gas prices pushing up the cost of electricity, writes Teresa Ribera.
Climate change 10-11-2016

Time for an EU climate policy 2.0?

The European Commission will soon release its second annual report on the State of the European Energy Union. This is a pivotal moment in the EU's political calendar, write Teresa Ribera and Thomas Spencer.
Climate change 21-04-2016

Signing the Paris climate agreement: Can the EU still be a leader?

More than 140 signatures to the Paris Agreement are expected in New York this Friday. This represents a broad majority of nations worldwide and expresses, once again, political commitment to the fight against climate change, writes Teresa Ribera.
Global Europe 03-07-2015

Why Europe needs a global strategy

The challenges facing Europe today have global implications and require global solutions. From the Greek crisis to migration and climate change, the EU must seek answers beyond its borders, argues the European Think Tanks Group.

Climate change: An opportunity for EU-China cooperation

It's time to shift from the well-known statement that climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing humankind to a new affirmation, argues Teresa Ribera.
Teresa Ribera

Europe’s piece in the puzzle of global climate cooperation

The European Commission has just proposed Europe’s ‘contribution’ to the international climate negotiations that should be finalised with a new agreement in Paris in December 2015. Overall, the Commission’s proposed contribution, and the vision it provides for the Paris agreement, is an encouraging first step. Some points may require further clarification, writes Teresa Ribera.