The European Green Deal faces a fork in the road—between the politics of hope and the politics of fear—as the June elections loom.
Pursuit of industrial competitiveness and renewable technologies must avoid a backlash from disengaged citizens.
The Granada declaration will signal whether Europe’s leaders can rise to the climate, biodiversity and pollution crises.
The EU Nature Restoration Law has been saved but with its ambition deeply eroded—negotiators must restore its aspirations.
The EU has more to offer green industry—a stronger regulatory framework and credible carbon pricing.
The European Union cannot rely on the United Nations process to deliver and must reinforce its own climate efforts.
The faster we deploy the European Green Deal, the quicker we become crisis-proof. Brussels must resist siren calls for inertia.
‘Zero pollution’ is a very good goal for the European Union to adopt—but only if zero means zero.
Better regulation is benevolent and participatory, cognisant of complexity and future-oriented. Deregulation it is not.
Amid the coronavirus crisis, some are calling for a deferral of European ecological action. Yet unsustainable food systems are one source of new human diseases.