Europe can reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. Not only is it technically possible: a net-zero future is likely to be very desirable, with a prosperous economy, a more resilient society, and higher levels of wellbeing.
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The European Climate Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of an Advisory Council— an illustrious group of leaders from government, academia, industry and civil society to provide ongoing advice to the CEO and ECF Board on strategic directions and themes. The ECF announced the appointment of the four founding members of the Advisory Council.(…)
National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) represent an opportunity for EU Member States to chart their next steps on the road to a climate-secure future and to reap the economic and social benefits which come with that.
Opinion poll – European elections: Big majority of potential voters want political parties to tackle global warming
A new Ipsos MORI survey carried out with potential voters across 11 European countries also reveals that environment protection and European leadership on climate action are also key issues for a large majority of potential voters across EU11.
Infrastructure for high amounts of green gas projected to be a third more expensive than for energy efficiency and smart electrification
Building the infrastructure to decarbonise the EU’s energy system by 2050 through large amounts of green gas is projected to be up to 36% more expensive than through energy efficiency and smart electrification, even in European countries with a cold climate, according to “Towards fossil-free energy in 2050” (1), a new report launched today. The(…)
New IPSOS study: European citizens willing to renovate their home but held back by investments to be made
European citizens would be willing to carry out energy renovation in their homes in order to increase their thermal comfort, pay less in energy bills and improve their quality of living. However, most of them are held back by the perceived financial investments to be made (1) as well as by the hassle of organising(…)
Stephen Brenninkmeijer appointed as Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Climate Foundation
December 10, 2018 – The European Climate Foundation announced today the appointment of Stephen Brenninkmeijer as Chair of the Supervisory Board of the organisation. Stephen succeeds Caio Koch-Weser whose statutory mandate has come to an end. Kate Hampton and Jonathan Pershing, who are already serving on the ECF Board, have been appointed as Vice Chairs. Stephen Brenninkmeijer, the newly appointed Chair of(…)
Europe requires to rapidly increase the readiness and deployment of the next generation of low-carbon technologies. It also needs to enable business models and customer engagement in sectors which use or produce energy.
New report examines lifecycle GHG emissions of EVs in UK – in 2017 and 2030 scenarios
Event 27.09.18 | Fuelling Italy’s Future: How the transition to low-carbon mobility strengthens the economy
The event will present latest research on the economic, social and environmental impacts related to the transition to low and zero carbon vehicles in Italy, highlighting its high potential for the deployment of solar and wind-based electricity capacity