Tackling deindustrialisation and degradation requires not a technological fix but a political alternative.
When Russia invaded Ukraine, many feared Europe’s green-energy transition would be collateral damage. Far from it.
The $9 billion promised to Pakistan is only a sticking plaster until the west acknowledges the dire climate legacy in south Asia.
Meeting the EU’s climate and energy goals will mean ramping up public investment via a permanent fund.
Sustainable development is a global task largely to be delivered by national governments. What can they learn from the leader—Finland?
The world made some progress in 2022 on climate change and protecting nature but entrenched interests remain to be overcome.
Documents from the International Gas Union have revealed the strategy of disinformation pursued by the powerful lobby.
Strong climate governance means holding governments to account. The EU institutions have shied away from doing so.
The EU’s Nature Restoration Law must implement key COP15 outcomes on biodiversity—in very short order.
The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism is ecologically justified but difficult to implement.
COP27 in Egypt was massively dominated by male leaders. Yet African women are key agents in battling climate change.
Europe needs to shift from a system locked into climate-wrecking fuels, extractivism and autocracies—towards ‘energy justice’.
The step up to a sustainable economy is steep, but it is achievable with political leadership and unshackled public investment.
The European Union cannot rely on the United Nations process to deliver and must reinforce its own climate efforts.
As a much-touted green alliance of financial institutions crumbles, the private sector has once again proved unequal to the task of climate leadership.
COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh is now open but the European Union does not seem to have the will to achieve serious goals.
As COP27 opens in Egypt while famine sweeps Somalia, an outcome-based approach to climate change must replace the appearance of action.
It will take more than sustainable-finance rules to summon the investment required for the socio-ecological transformation.
Europe can replace all Russian fossil-fuel imports with clean solutions by 2025—but only if it avoids the coal trap.
The Green Deal assumes economic growth can be ‘decoupled’ from ecological damage. That’s wishful thinking.
Meeting the challenge of climate change requires social democracy to come up with a new social paradigm.