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By Hilary Jeune, EU Policy Advisor on Development Finance at the Oxfam EU Office Poffertjes and poverty are on the table for EU development ministers in Amsterdam tonight, as they get together for the first time this year. Over dinner, they will discuss the European Union’s future relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

As LinkTADs entered its third (and final) year of implementation in October 2015, in order to maintain the project’s sustainability in future, Europa Media has been busy developing technical solutions for the activities within the LinkTADs Focal Point Network. LinkTADs Focal Point Network is an informal support network created to assist Chinese and European scientists… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

Revving recycling in Europe

Guest blog post by David Symons, environmental director at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the UK. Every home in the UK threw away around a tonne of waste last year. From the old toaster to out of date food, from waste newspapers to plastic packaging. Councils recycled around half of this waste, a quarter went… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

No-one will ‘freeze to death’ if the planned lignite-fired power plant in Kosovo does not receive support from multilateral development banks, but if it does, low-income households may well end up choosing between electricity and food. How can an institution, whose very mission is to end poverty, justify this project? by Visar Azemi, Coordinator at… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Coinciding with the COP21 climate talks in Paris, ACEA’s Board of Directors met earlier this month to reiterate the industry’s long-term commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of its vehicles and production processes. Addressing climate change and air quality concerns tops the agenda of Europe’s automobile manufactures. Thanks to their efforts, CO2 emissions from new… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Paris was a landmark deal! A major achievement to save the planet! The beginning of the end for the fossil fuel industry! The platitudes of the leaders on the Paris Agreement were rich; the reality of the text was very poor. The Risk-Monger read the COP-21 document to see what the excitement was about and… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

The #EurActory40Energy list features 150 of the most influential experts in Energy Union. This list was created with the support of an innovative tool called EurActory, the directory of EU policy experts. The invited participants were able to discover and enrich the #EurActory40Energy “long list” of top policy experts with influence on EU Energy Union… » read more

  Posted by EU Community

  The following is Part 3 of a ten-part blog on governance to be serialised over the holidays. How to Deal with Stupid, essentially a policy pamphlet, will examine how stupid has been able to rise, be used by clever manipulators to achieve legislative success and what can be done to begin to return stupid… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

By Leia Achampong, Climate & Energy Assistant at WWF European Policy Office Week two of COP21 opened with a new text handed over to ministers from negotiators, with a mid-week deadline for an agreed text. The conference is on track to a fruitful outcome, but must embody the necessary strength, durability, and ambition to ensure… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

The European Investment Bank’s track record stands in stark contrast to its pose as a hero in the fight against climate change. by Anna Roggenbuck, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog As declarations emerge from Paris about the billions and trillions of dollars needed to combat the affects of climate change, the world’s largest public lender,… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

By Tobiasz Adamczewski, climate and Energy expert at WWF Poland This blog post was first published on the Heinrich Boll Stiftung website Poland is a major coal producer. Miners there are well organised and have strong political leverage. There is a big question mark over how the new government want to approach EU climate policy.… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

  Among a crowd of heads of State and a series of high-level events organised on Monday for the official opening of COP21, it is the “Climate Vulnerable Forum” that caught everyone’s attention. The members of this forum that brings together 43 states vulnerable to the impacts of climate change signed a declaration calling for… » read more

  Posted by Charlotte Flechet

Au cours des cinq dernières années, le paysage énergétique mondial a énormément évolué, tout comme la perception que nous avons des énergies renouvelables. Autrefois considérées comme marginales et fort couteuses, elles sont désormais de plus en plus perçues comme une alternative nécessaire, efficace et abordable aux énergies fossiles. Pour exemple, 164 états disposent désormais d’objectifs… » read more

  Posted by Charlotte Flechet

In the first week of October, Bordeaux hosted the 22nd ITS World Congress, the largest conference on intelligent transport systems (ITS) in the world. ACEA joined more than 10,000 experts to explore the potential of ITS technology. From the perspective of Europe’s heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, developments in the field of truck platooning are among the… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

The following is Part 1 of a ten-part blog on governance to be serialised over the holidays. Today our personal decision-making process is strongly influenced by the latest social media applications yet EU and American government policy mechanisms, developed in the last century, have not been adapted to these communications tools. This discrepancy has created… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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