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Guest post by Harriet Bradley, EU Agriculture & Bioenergy Policy Officer at BirdLife If Aristotle were alive today, I’d like to imagine that he’d be right here in Brussels, giving open-air philosophy lectures at Place du Luxembourg. He would find no shortage here of topical analogies; only the other week we were given a first-hand… » read more

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The Syrian Arab Republic has announced this morning that will sign the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only country not pledging to climate action.   A negotiating member close to the Syrian delegation commented: “The assessment of the impact of a commitment such as the Paris Accord on the economy of a… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

OPEN LETTER 25 October 2017 Karmenu Vella, Commissioner Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries European Commission 1049 Brussels Dear Commissioner Vella: We write regarding one of the world’s most vulnerable and valuable shark species – the shortfin mako, with hopes of enlisting your help to avert North Atlantic population collapse. As head of the EU’s environment… » read more

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Commercial vehicles – like trucks, vans and buses – are not consumer goods; they are tools used to get a job done. When looking at passenger cars, the main variable is the amount of people to be transported. A single commercial vehicle, however, might be used for very different purposes and at very different degrees… » read more

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

By Arthur Wyns   Business is turning green: innovation, and sustainability have become more and more entwined. In addition, a new generation of green entrepreneurs is emerging, with a growing number of people that are founding their own start-ups while, in the same breath, tackling the defining environmental problems of our time. There are, however,… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

By Mostafa Darwish & Arthur Wyns Climate Action is necessary on all levels, from changing personal behaviour to promoting sustainable businesses & entrepreneurship. Climate-KIC – or the Knowledge and Innovation Community – does just that: as Europe’s largest public-private innovation network, it empowers young people to come up with new business ideas to challenge and… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

  The Danish water sector is determined to meet global climate goals while effectively adapting to inevitable changes in weather conditions     An agenda for change driven by the water sector Water utilities today face a double and mutually dependent challenge of adapting to inevitable climate change and at the same time acting responsibly… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Guest post by Stuart Reigeluth, vice-president of Revolve Water Energy will flow fluidly across transnational grids, tapping into decentralized hubs everywhere, that are both interconnected all along the way by the digital technology of things. While the integration of the European energy systems is of paramount importance for the overarching project called ‘Europe’, geopolitically, the… » read more

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The implementation of solar cookers across Moroccan communities is proving to be a great example of how decentralization of renewable energy is contributing to the energy independence of a country. By Lina Yassin & Arthur Wyns Morocco is being widely portrayed around the world as one of the leading countries in renewable energy deployment. The… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

  Improvements in the Bulgarian water supply and sanitation sector are underway. However, more investment and further EU assistance is still required   The reform of the Bulgarian water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector has been an issue since the mid-1990s. The reform itself was partially prepared by different governments over the years but for… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Earlier this month, ACEA President Dieter Zetsche and I had the honour of hosting a press conference for international media at the Frankfurt Motor Show. At this occasion, we laid out the European automobile industry’s pathway to future CO2 reductions from passenger cars. Manufacturers are committed to reducing CO2 emissions from their vehicles, and our… » read more

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

Par Arthur Wyns et Llewelyn Buidin Le réseau d’innovation climatique le plus grand d’Europe donne la chance à des jeunes personnes de développer des idées d’entreprise qui lutte contre le changement climatique. Est-ce que une approche d’entreprise peut offrir des solutions pour le changement climatique à la génération suivante ? L’entrepreneuriat du changement climatique est… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

Revenue drains

Falling water consumption in many parts of Western Europe is impacting the business model of water suppliers. How do we deal with this drop in revenue? Why is the demand for drinking water decreasing? Evidence shows that in Europe, but more acutely in Western Europe, drinking water consumption per capita is falling.   This is… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

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