Mission Innovation (MI) Champions Programme seeks to celebrate innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. This programme will recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable by using it more efficiently.
Under Argentinian presidency, this year’s theme of the ministerial is ‘Energy Transitions Towards Cleaner, More Flexible and Transparent Systems’. Delegates from G20 member and guest countries, as well as international organizations, discuss public policies to help promote the transition towards more flexible, more transparent and cleaner energy systems.
Environmental policy making is not an easy task. On the one hand, Europeans want to enjoy the benefits a well-functioning economy provides. On the other, there are significant environmental and health costs attached to our lifestyle choices. A systemic understanding of how nature, economy and human health are connected is essential for identifying the best policy options available. The European Environment Agency aims to support policy making by providing exactly this kind of knowledge.
The ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final brings two days of clean tech start-up pitches, provocative talks and dynamic master classes – all on entrepreneurship and fixing climate change. Plus a network opportunity with at least 600 like-minded people from across the globe, from start-ups to investors and from entrepreneurs to leading minds in the field.
Brussels – Solar panels could soon cover millions more rooftops in Europe, after the EU reached a deal on Wednesday to make it easier for households to play a part in the renewable energy transition, said Greenpeace.
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An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe was reached today between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. Today’s deal means that two out of the 8 legislative proposals in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package (adopted by the European Commission on 30 November 2016) have been already agreed by the co-legislators. The new regulatory framework includes a binding renewable energy target for the EU for 2030 of 32% with an upwards revision clause by 2023.
The European Commission’s proposed ban on single-use plastics, announced on May 28, is an archetypal European environmental initiative: it is a bold measure to improve our planet, and it responds to rising public concerns about an alarming pollution problem. It comes a fortnight after the Commission’s third Mobility Package, setting targets for heavy-duty vehicle emissions, and just days after two big political environmental events: the annual EU Green Week, and the Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen and Malmö.
The World Energy Outlook is the gold standard of long-term energy analysis. The 2018 edition provides updated analysis to show what the latest data, technology trends and policy announcements might mean for the energy sector to 2040. It also outlines an integrated way to meet multiple sustainable development goals: limiting the global temperature rise in line with the Paris Agreement, addressing air pollution, and ensuring universal access to energy.