The move may make Norway the world’s first country to ban government purchasing of palm oil biofuel. The resolution further stipulates that the regulatory amendment shall enter into force as soon as possible.
Renewables are on the rise. But what do they mean for society? And what opportunities and challenges does the clean energy transition bring for those operating and investing in the energy industry, wonders Jantine Zwinkels.
Simon Hobday –
The future of European energy depends on flexibility. Simon Hobday, partner at Osborne Clarke and POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe Advisory Board member, says this calls for a regulatory rethink based upon a grand bargain between all players.
Nirj Deva –
Solving the refugee crisis will involve mobilising private sector funding to achieve developmental goals, writes Nirj Deva from the European Parliament. Could blended finance be the answer?
Paula Caballero –
The world will be watching the progress of climate change talks in Bonn next week, where negotiators will lay down ground rules for how to achieve international climate targets. WRI's Paula Caballero analyses what needs to be discussed.
The G20 must confront its biggest challenge, which is a lack of climate action by global superpowers such as the United States, says Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations director Teresa Ribera.
Air pollution has been hitting the headlines recently, but what are the implications for businesses and what can they do to tackle it? Corporate Citizenship researcher Richard Phillips provides some answers.
What's driving the low levels of commitment and ambition among governments to reduce carbon emissions? It could be the corrupting influence of vested interests, say Heinrich Böll Foundation's Lili Fuhr and Global Witness's Simon Taylor.
In its promotion of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme addresses particularly the needs, role and potential of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are ...
The Centre for Sustainable Environmental Sanitation (CSES) at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) was appointed by UPM Umwelt-Projekt-Management GmbH (UPM) to evaluate critically the actual and potential ...