Energy & Environment

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Media Partnership – Rural futures: ensuring the EPBD leaves no one behind

Rewatch this virtual conference organised by Liquid Gas Europe in media partnership with EURACTIV to find out what can be done to improve the existing regulatory framework to help support the decarbonisation of the built environment that includes rural communities. Discussed questions  included: • What could be improved in the current EPBD proposal to better support decarbonisation of the built environment for all? • What are the sustainable energy solutions that are better suited to rural communities?
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Should Gas and Nuclear be labeled as green investments?

Over the coming weeks, the EU is making a major decision to define what energy investments it labels as “green”. This could be a historic moment for the people and the planet.  But after decades of misinformation about nuclear and...
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How the energy crisis impacts a thriving European aluminium value chain

The energy crisis will continue to hit particularly our value chain if concrete actions are not taken. Watch our video to learn the necessary measures to continue supplying Europe’s green energy transition with low-carbon, responsibly produced, and circular aluminium

Mind the Gap – Can biofuels play a strategic role in reaching EU energy and food security?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference to find out how the EU can maintain its commitment to achieving Fit for 55 climate and energy goals in an uncertain geopolitical situation.

How to achieve a socially just EU Renovation Wave?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference to find out how a socially just EU Renovation Wave can be achieved. How can a massive renovation of buildings be triggered in the coming decade while ensuring that energy poverty is eradicated?

How the EU can quit Russian fossil fuels

Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, the EU has sent over €50 billion to Russia in payment for fossil energy.
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Media Partnership – The revision of the EU’s packaging and packaging waste rules

This event was organised by the European Paper Packaging Association (EPPA). EPPA represents food and foodservice packaging companies from across Europe. Their priority is to provide paper-based low carbon and health-safe products with a low environmental impact and improved recycling solutions to the European population. EPPA supports science-based EU policies that foster sustainable and efficient use of resources and recognises the major role that packaging, as essential infrastructure, can play in that common objective.
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Media Partnership – Accelerating renewable energies in Europe: How to ensure a win-win for climate and biodiversity?

This event examined how RePowerEU plans could be implemented in ways that ensure a ‘win-win’ for both climate and biodiversity. It examined the role of science and data to achieve this and draw on some existing examples to explore how best practice in renewable energy siting could be strengthened and scaled up in Europe to help make RePowerEU a success. It also looked at how Europe could harness the global interest and momentum behind RePowerEU to develop and help roll out best practice on renewable energy siting around the world, as part of its climate and biodiversity leadership for implementing both the Paris Agreement and the new Global Biodiversity Framework which global leaders are aiming for at COP15 later this year. ORGANISED BY: The Nature Conservancy MEDIA PARTNER: EURACTIV
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Media Partnership: Achieving the energy transition through active energy efficiency

Heating and cooling account for half of the gross final energy consumption in Europe. Most of it is still based on fossil fuels. Decarbonising thermal needs will therefore contribute massively to addressing both, the energy and the climate challenge. From...

A revised EPBD – Faster decarbonisation of the EU’s building stock?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference to find out what can be done to improve the existing regulatory framework to support an effective decarbonisation process in the building sector.

Sustainable and healthy buildings – Reaching the goals of the EU Green Deal

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out how the revision of the EPBD can support a healthy indoor climate while accelerating a decrease of energy costs and decarbonising our buildings.
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Media Partnership: Can the EU foster a global green transition? The international implications of achieving the EU Green Deal

At this launch event, the Open Society European Policy Institute, The Club of Rome and SYSTEMIQ presented the core findings and implications of their new report. An expert panel  then reacted to the report and discussed its consequences for European policy.

Due diligence and responsible sourcing: Can a common approach for all sectors work?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out about responsible sourcing and due diligence.
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Media Partnership: Initiatives for a sustainable industry in Brazil

By applying low carbon technologies developed locally and abroad, Brazilian players have received prizes and recognition worldwide. The Brazilian market for hydrogen is one of those examples, in which home based and foreign investments have given it high levels of international competitiveness. This webinar covered this and other examples of sustainability in the Brazilian industry.

Circularity of bottles: Contributing to the EU Green Deal

Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss what’s the best recipe for meeting circular economy and climate objectives and whether DRS are an efficient way to meet collection and recycling targets for EU natural mineral and spring water producers set in the EU’s Single Use Plastics Directive. Questions to be discussed include: - Can PET bottles be prevented from being downcycled? - What are the challenges in making Deposit Refund Systems effective? - Can a “right of first refusal mechanism” be delivered in the revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive? - Can beverage manufacturers be given back the same amount of recycled content that they bring on the market?

Carbon removals – How best to implement and validate?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out how we can ensure the validation of carbon removals in a way that satisfies consumers, industry and policymakers.

EU ETS: How to mitigate instability?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out about the possible impacts of excessive speculation on the functioning of the EU ETS market. What measures could be taken to mitigate the risk of excessive speculation, and more broadly to stabilise allowances prices and improve the EU ETS market functioning?

CBAM – How do we ensure that we cut emissions – not move them?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out about the challenges faced by the CBAM to ensure EU Green Deal ambitions can truly avoid carbon leakage.
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REPowering the EU with biomethane

The renewable gas sector is ready to deliver, but coordinated efforts and investments will be required to reach those goals. Watch EBA's statement to learn more.

How to develop the heating sector to ensure better air quality?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out about the link between pollution and district heating systems, and the impact that the proposal for the recast Energy Efficiency Directive plays in this regard.
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Media Partnership: Energy Transition – Challenges and Opportunities in Brazil

This is the second event in the Brazil Talks webinar series: Sustainability, Innovation and Productivity. It is also an official side-event of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2022.
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Glass in sustainable buildings

Flat glass is an inert and irreplaceable material that brings natural light in buildings. Its production from energy efficient furnaces makes it a product of choice for sustainable buildings.
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#ResponsibleForestry – Responsibly managing Europe’s most precious resource

What exactly is Sustainable Forest Management? What are the main principles?

Efficient district heating systems: How to achieve cost-effective decarbonisation?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out the new definition of efficient district heating systems in the EED proposal, and how stakeholders can best cooperate to achieve cost-effective decarbonisation.