Orgalime, Brussels, 10 December 2018.
“Socialists and Democrats from all over Europe have gathered at the PES-Congress in Lisbon to discuss key issues ahead of the 2019 European elections and to acclaim the PES Common Candidate, Frans Timmermans.”
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) published today its 2019 calendars for the auctions of general and aviation allowances in its capacity as common auction platform.
The fourth edition of The Economist’s Sustainability Summit will marshal the evidence to measure past progress, and assess where and how policymakers, financial institutions and business leaders should act. Where are we on the sustainability front compared with where we need to be? In what areas are efforts still falling short? Has the world already passed the point of no return in terms of climate change? And to what extent should efforts be directed at adaptation rather than mitigation?
The Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance and the Community of Practice in Financial Research (CoPFiR), both set up by the European Commission, announced a call for papers for a conference on ‘Promoting sustainable finance’. The purpose of the two-day event is to allow researchers to present policy-relevant empirical papers and to promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge between academics, professionals and policymakers on how to mobilise the necessary financing for green and sustainable investments. European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis will be speaking at this event.
“We are well attuned to nature’s good side, and we take the benefits we receive for granted. But what we already see now is nature’s ire: a melting Arctic and forest fires, rising sea-levels, droughts, floods and storm surges. When scientists warn of threats to clean air and water, food security and medicines, they are really speaking of threats against the bare necessities of life. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This was one main message to emerge from the UN Biodiversity Conference held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, over the past two weeks, where the EU was leading the international efforts for a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. “