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Brexit: environment and climate change

By Robert Lyons on 15th February 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee was published on 14 February. The Committee concluded that one of the key challenges in this area will be that of effectively maintaining environmental protection through the Great Repeal Bill, given the complex and extensive nature of environmental legislation.

This report is an indicator-based assessment of past and projected climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and society. It also looks at society’s vulnerability to these impacts and at the development of adaptation policies and the underlying knowledge base.

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Arctic Resilience Report

By Robert Lyons on 3rd January 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

This report is the concluding scientific product of the Arctic Resilience Assessment, a project launched by the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

On 30 November, the European Commission presented a package of measures to keep the European Union competitive as the clean energy transition is changing global energy markets. The Commission wants the EU to lead the clean energy transition, not only adapt to it. For this reason the EU has committed to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 while modernising the EU's economy and delivering on jobs and growth for all European citizens.

This publication from the European Environment Agency presents a synthetic overview of the progress achieved by the EU and its Member States in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the use of energy from renewable sources and reducing energy consumption, in view of their 2020 targets.

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Electric vehicles in Europe

By Editor on 28th September 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report from the European Environment Agency provides a non-technical summary of electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies.

The report summarises developments on the path to a more sustainable transport system, explains how electric vehicles work and describes the different types of vehicles on the market, outlining their respective advantages and disadvantages. The report looks at measures that promote electric vehicle use and identifies the main barriers restricting their broader use.  

‘Brexit means Brexit’: but what does Brexit mean for the environment?  In this new study, Dr Charlotte Burns (University of York), Professor Andrew Jordan and Dr Viviane Gravey (University of East Anglia) explore what Brexit may mean for UK environmental policies and governance processes by comparing two scenarios: a ‘soft’ and a ‘hard’ Brexit.

The European Perceptions of Climate Change (EPCC) is a two-year project coordinated by Cardiff University, with Climate Outreach and teams from France, Norway and Germany, with the central aim of designing and conducting the first ever theoretically grounded cross-national survey of public perceptions of climate change and energy transition in Europe.  This discussion paper provides a detailed overview of the socio-political context in each of the four participating nations, divided into five sub-sections:

People, Politics and the Planet: Any Questions?

By Editor on 15th June 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 18:30 to 21:30

London

In vs Out: An Energy Perspective

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 16:30 to 18:30

London

In this panel discussion, experts and policy-makers will consider the implications for the UK’s energy system of either staying in or leaving the EU. At a time when the European Commission is developing proposals for the Energy Union, has the EU got the balance right on the energy trilemma in the first place?  And what might the threats be to that balance of a vote either way?  Even if the UK votes to remain, what kind of Europe do we want? 

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