‘Zero pollution’ is a very good goal for the European Union to adopt—but only if zero means zero.
Social Europe Articles on Ecology
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A new transatlantic relationship is critical to any hope of global realisation of the goals of the Paris agreement.
The successful action by citizens and NGOs in a Dutch court against Shell has sent a frisson through corporate boardrooms—with reason.
The climate and biodiversity crises we face demand not only carbon-neutral energy sources but also a circular economy.
If consumers are not given the tools to go green, then their eco-awakening could doom the climate.
Health and the environment have often been seen as costs on ‘the economy’. The pandemic has shown they are its foundations.
A ruling last week by the German Constitutional Court in favour of ecological NGOs has major significance—and not just for Germany.
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.