European Commission threatens sanctions against trade partners who fail to meet sustainability standards

The European Commission has unveiled a plan to “protect the climate, environment and labor rights worldwide” by introducing sharper teeth to the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters of the EU’s trade agreements. All the EU’s ‘modern’ trade agreements include chapters on trade and sustainable development based on a broad set of mutually agreed commitments. … Read more

Could renewables really help revive nature?

A major new report from trade body Euroelectric explores how renewables projects could work in harmony with nature recovery plans Renewables developers and conservationists have always had a somewhat conflicted relationship. The vast majority of those who work to protect nature recognise that decarbonisation is essential to protect the biosphere in the long term, but … Read more

WorldGBC publishes EU roadmap for delivering net zero construction

Updated building regulations, a focus on sustainable procurement, and better modeling of the whole-life environmental impact of developments are all required. If the European Union is to accelerate progress on decarbonising buildings and construction, The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has said. Launched this week, the EU Policy Roadmap has been developed with the support … Read more