Fear of multi-billion-euro lawsuits from fossil fuel investors is putting the Paris agreement on climate change at risk, one of the deal's architects has warned.
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The Romanian government has confirmed it will shut down all of its coal power plants by 2032, with the lion’s share to go by 2025, as campaigners warn that investors in dozens of Europe’s coal plants enjoy protection under the controversial Energy Charter Treaty.
This project supports the dissemination of the CO2 Performance Ladder, a tool for low-carbon procurement and carbon management. Widespread procurement with the CO2 Performance Ladder can speed up the decarbonization of companies, projects, and supply chains.
Heavy rain as intense as the downpours behind the recent deadly flooding in Germany and Belgium has been made up to nine times more likely by climate change and up to 19% more intense, BBC News reports, covering a new "rapid attribution" study from the "World Weather Attribution" group of researchers.
As we see yet another reminder of one of the Energy Charter Treaty's core drafting flaws, our expert takes stock of current efforts to modernize it.
What Does the Draft European Union–China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment Mean for Sustainable Development?
Will this deal actually yield the benefits that both sides have promised? Our expert analyzes the draft text to see where these commitments are upheld and where there's room for improvement.
In the sixth chapter of The Wonk’s Survival Guide to the European Green Deal, POLITICO looks at the EU’s ambition to serve as a model for the rest of the world in the fight against climate change.
European Regional Consultation on International Investment Agreements and Human Rights to Support the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
This regional consultation was convened by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and hosted jointly by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and the Essex Business and Human Rights Project in the University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Center.
Europe Launch | The role of responsible investments in agriculture for the transition towards more sustainable food systems
The event is specifically targeted to Members of the European Parliament, parliamentary advisors and those who work within parliamentary contexts; participation is opened to all interested stakeholders, including parliamentarians and advisors from other regions.
The revised EU directives on public procurement provide welcome leadership on sustainable public procurement. The question that remains is how it can be implemented.