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The UN expects the world temperature to rise of about 2.7°C, well above the target maximum of 1.5°C to 2°C agreed upon in Paris. Even if countries manage to match this ambition with results, people in many parts of the globe still face a future of more frequent flooding, drought and storms. Urban population growth… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

Guest blog post by Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research In a few days the European Commission is going to launch its proposal for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is eagerly awaited by policy makers on the European and on Member State level alike. The documents released by the European Commission during the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

            Dionisio González is the Advocacy & Outreach Director at UITP, the International Association of Public Transport. UITP is a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility and it is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. Cities around the world are… » read more

  Posted by International Association of Public Transport

In the context of shaping the Future of Europe, the health community can bring the Wind of Change to the EU institutional renewal process by making the case for the added value of EU action on air pollution at European, national and local level, by pointing out the health benefits. Why is air pollution the… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

  Guest post by Richard Samans and Simon Messenger. Richard Samans is Chairman of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and Managing Director and member of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum. Simon Messenger is Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. Expectations of investors and regulators are changing regarding the obligation of… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Certifiable sense

  In Sweden, the circular economy is already a reality. The REVAQ certification system, which started in 2008, recycles nutrients back to agricultural land To ensure high quality digestate from the anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge in Sweden, REVAQ, a certification system, was established in 2008. REVAQ is operated by the Swedish Water & Wastewater… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

  Cost recovery, further investment and asset management plans will ensure the long term development of Spanish water services Ever since the International Conference on Water and the Environment, held in Dublin in 1992, water has been considered an eco-social asset, satisfying economic, social and environmental functions. Currently, it is evident that integrated water resources… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Is the Portuguese water sector prepared for periods of extreme weather? A number of projects have been developed but an integrated strategy is needed According to the most recent reports, southern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin – including Portugal and Spain – are among the main areas that are vulnerable to climate change impacts with… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

  As the Balearic Government launches its first climate law, the president of this autonomous Spanish community looks expectantly towards Madrid and Brussels. Guest post by Francina Armengol – President of the Balearic region of Spain Today my Government is presenting the first climate and energy transition law in Spain, in what we hope will… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Kirsten Dunlop is Chief executive of Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change. Kirsten leads Climate-KIC’s mission to decarbonise and transform land, cities and manufacturing sectors through strategic innovation and systemic change. The European Commission’s HLEG Working Group on Sustainable Finance released its long-awaited final report on 31 January. More than two… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

A delegated act tabled under EU tobacco legislation has sparked off an intriguing debate about the relationship between international treaties and EU secondary legislation. Is the European Commission respecting the WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products? In past years the Newsletter has spilt copious amounts of ink writing about the relationship between… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

After 4 months of bickering about coalitions and policy measures, Germany’s 2 largest parties – Angela Merkel’s conservative party CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) – have formed a grand coalition: the so-called GroKo. German politics plays a mayor role in the climate goals of the whole EU: which parties end up in the government… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

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