Carbon dioxide is commonly seen as having a negative impact. After all, it is the main driver of climate change and something that needs to be reduced if we are to hit the Paris Agreement target of keeping global warming …
ISA has engaged to proudly support a recent EURACTIV event where panellists discussed EU food policies that aim to create healthy food environments for EU citizens, focusing on the contribution of different stakeholders.
A binary ‘in or out’ concept of membership has become obsolete for a region that has been on its path towards the EU already for two decades. A group of think tanks have now come up with a proposal to unpack the accession process and allow progressive membership in stages, write Milena Lazarevic and Michael Emerson.
The time for talking is over. Following years of roundtables, research papers, and policy advice, legislators are stepping up to the plate to regulate platform work.
Jochem de Boer is Public Affairs Manager at World Employment Confederation-Europe.
So far, it is the …
With its 'Fit for 55' climate package, the European Union finds itself at the centre of a three-dimensional puzzle. Burdens need to be shared between 450 million citizens and 25 million businesses, as well as between member states, in a way that is acceptable to enough of them, writes Georg Zachmann.
By unveiling the ambitious climate package “Fit for 55”, the European Commission showed that the EU’s climate law adopted in April can have teeth. The proposed overhaul of the EU’s regulatory environment is necessary to deliver on the promise to …
On the eve of the publication of the highly anticipated Fit-for-55 Package, many questions remain unanswered about how the EU plans to approach hydrogen.
Johannes Trüby is Director/ Economic Advisory at Deloitte.
From costs and investments, to infrastructure, imports and the wider …
“Carbon emissions” and decarbonisation are now such common phrases that we sometimes forget to think about what they mean. Put simply, too much carbon in the atmosphere is a threat to our health, our environment and our economy and the cause of rising temperatures.
A circle isn’t just a shape. It is a symbol of continuity – of permanence. The European Commission has proposed creating a new circular economy, to boost sustainability and reduce pressure on natural resources. It is now time for EU …
Bold, rapid investment in research and innovation is needed to steer aviation firmly on a course towards climate neutrality by 2050.
Axel Krein is the Executive Director of Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking.
The aviation sector has suffered immensely as a result …
Some industry groups have called to maintain free CO2 allowances in addition to the upcoming carbon border levy. Their addiction to subsidies must be brought to an end, otherwise Europe risks triggering a trade war that would also undermine the EU's climate leadership, write Connie Hedegaard and Pascal Lamy.
Ukraine aims to couple its energy network with Europe by 2023, a move that would benefit both the EU and Ukraine, write Georg Zachmann and Lukas Feldhaus, warning, however, that more work is needed to make it happen.
Europe's new and revised climate legislation needs to enable cities to reach climate neutrality by mid-century, including by encouraging more building renovation and driving the transition to clean energy, European mayors write.
The Visegrad capital cities can help lead the region towards meeting the EU's climate ambitions and in halting a growing East/West divide, write Matúš Vallo, Gergely Karácsony, Zdeněk Hřib and Rafał Trzaskowski.
How do we go about efficiently allocating the EU aid in the extremely complex environment following the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas? Getting the answer right is worth every dollar of our aid channelled to Gaza, writes Jakub Kulhanek.
Sofia hosts a summit of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) on Thursday and Friday (8-9 July) at a very inconvenient time – just before the snap general elections to be held in Bulgaria on Sunday. It’s not great when geopolitics interferes with politics.
The European Union (EU) has just stepped up its 2030 climate ambition, pushing its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to 55% compared to 1990, in order to achieve carbon neutrality in the bloc by 2050.
The existence of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons - and its entry into force on 22 January 2021 - rang as an earthquake among states possessing or supporting a nuclear deterrence policy, write Jean-Marie Collin, Susi Snyder, and Tuva Widskjold.