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  • Greener Europe

Europe’s future’s bright – if the future’s green

The European Union was created to maintain peace and resolve cross-border and common challenges. We need to become better at resolving challenges if we’re to strengthen public support for the EU – and environmental issues are a crucial area for action. With stricter climate policies, increased investment in renewable energy and new green jobs, the EU can demonstrate leadership that will… Read article ›

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  • After Paris
  • Greener Europe

Can the Paris Agreement make history for Germany?

French President François Hollande was correct when he said “L’histoire arrive, l’histoire est là” at the conclusion of the Climate Change Conference on 12 December in Paris.  Both the conference and the decisions adopted there could be historic. After twenty years of negotiations, 195 states have made a unanimous and legally-binding commitment to undertake everything… Read article ›

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  • After Paris
  • Greener Europe

How the EU’s experience can help climate-policy newcomers meet their Paris pledges

Over the past two decades, the European Union has gained vital experience putting in place a coherent policy mix to address climate change. With more and more countries making policy pledges ahead of December’s COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Europe is in a position to share that experience with countries just beginning… Read article ›

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  • Greener Europe

Environmental regulation – more, less or different?

The introduction of the REFIT programme – the European Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme – and the Juncker Commission’s commitment to ‘Smarter and Better Regulation’ has been welcomed by many; but what does better regulation mean in practice? There is often misunderstanding or a lack of clarity as to what exactly better regulation means.… Read article ›

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