The World Circular Economy Forum meets today in Helsinki—construction is one of the biggest challenges.
If it holds on to ‘green growth’ and tight fiscal constraints, the EU will be unable to negotiate a just transition.
Cities have the agility to lead the transition to circularity and already have a body of good practice to show.
Without a global awareness, Europe’s transition to ‘net zero’ will be a zero-sum game.
The region has moved far too slowly in an era in which decarbonisation and climate resilience are essential.
The steel industry’s strategic importance and lobbying power have shielded it from a tightening of the Emissions Trading System.
The European Investment Bank is a public institution—yet the public good is not its agenda.
The Netherlands has become the latest country to face a public backlash to environmental policy.
The European Union’s compromise on e-fuels opens the back door to an afterlife for the combustion engine.
The IPCC says the world is in the last-chance saloon. Yet fossil-gas executives eye deals in Vienna.
To safeguard this most fundamental natural resource, we urgently need a global strategy for water as a common good.
Preserving nature, restoring soils and safeguarding biodiversity is essential—but calling it carbon removal is harmful.
The EU has more to offer green industry—a stronger regulatory framework and credible carbon pricing.
Companies are making ‘carbon neutral’ claims based on dubious emissions offsetting and ‘insetting’—rather than actual cuts.
The new green race between the United States and the European Union threatens to leave developing countries behind.
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.