A ruling last week by the German Constitutional Court in favour of ecological NGOs has major significance—and not just for Germany.
Social Europe Articles on Ecology
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The US has joined the EU in committing to net-zero emissions by 2050—and the latter to 55 per cent net lower emissions by 2030. Scientists fear the ‘net’ could, once more, displace urgency.
A new report sets out a blueprint for a European wellbeing economy.
A draft directive on sustainability reporting begins to address the challenge of turning the corporate tanker towards a zero-emissions 2050.
Amid much rhetoric of a green recovery, only about a quarter of associated spending in Europe fits the bill—despite the benefits.
Markets are an unreliable guide for navigating a problem as large and complex as climate change.
Adam Tooze writes on the roadmaps to net-zero by 2050. Is a just transition for Europe realistic?
Under the European Green Deal, venture-capital firms are expected to play a vital investment role—one for which they are singularly ill-suited.
Better regulation is benevolent and participatory, cognisant of complexity and future-oriented. Deregulation it is not.
While doing all it can to arrest climate change, the EU must place workers and their concerns at the heart of its adaptation strategy.
Karin Pettersson is impressed by a fictional account of the existential challenge humanity faces.
The European Green Deal rests on the commitment of the 27 member states. The fate of the renewable-energy directive shows the scale of that challenge.
With environment issues rising quickly up the EU agenda, it’s time to get trade and ecological policies into coherent alignment.
If the EU does not address its role in domestic deforestation it will never reach its goal of carbon neutrality.
Having squandered past opportunities and shirked previous commitments, we now must start making up for lost time.
The irony of genuinely ‘free trade’ is only regulation enables it. Europe cannot lead the ecological transition without recognising this.
Public development banks will be critical to global efforts to ‘build back better’. They should complement their climate investments with nature-based goals.
Unions can be torn between mitigating climate change tomorrow and saving jobs today. A significant Just Transition Fund could ease that dilemma.