5 ways new monitoring technologies can help cities combat air pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth Fonseca, Senior Manager, Air Quality, Environmental Defense Fund Europe & Matt Whitney, Portfolio Manager, Clean Air Fund • Air pollution is damaging our health, but there is often a lack of local data made available to identify […]

4 ways the circular economy can help heavy industry reduce emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Willing, Senior Engagement Manager, McKinsey, Hamburg office The majority of industry emissions comes from 4 material groups: Steel, cement, aluminum, chemicals. Global demand for the 4 focus materials is expected to increase – exacerbating the emission challenge. […]

These Dutch cities will allow only zero-emission deliveries by 2025

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content If online deliveries continue with fossil-fuel trucks, emissions will increase by a third. So cities in the Netherlands will allow only emission-free delivery vehicles after 2025. The government is giving delivery firms […]

How symbiosis can help industrial clusters reach net-zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Laybourn, Founder and Chief Executive, International Synergies Limited Industrial symbiosis keeps valuable resources in use for as long as possible by identifying cross-sectoral business opportunities for utilising them. It can play a big role in helping industrial […]

4 solutions for reducing emissions from industrial clusters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvaldo Di Campli, President of Latin America Region, Nokia Industrial clusters can play a major role in helping countries achieve their net-zero ambitions. Accenture and the World Economic Forum have developed a 4-step framework to help clusters reduce […]

Carbon levy on EU imports needed to raise global climate ambition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To raise global climate ambition and prevent ‘carbon leakage’, the EU must place a carbon price on imports from less climate-ambitious countries, say Environment MEPs. On Friday, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted a resolution on a WTO-compatible EU carbon […]

This surprising change can help the auto industry tackle emissions goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Hannon, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Bernd Heid, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company & Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum To reach emissions goals, the automotive industry must make large-scale changes. […]

Renovation Wave: doubling the renovation rate to cut emissions, boost recovery and reduce energy poverty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published today its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency. This will […]

Car emissions: MEPs set end on gap between lab and real driving emission tests

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To ensure that cars meet EU limits on NOx emissions, tests under real driving conditions must be more stringent, said the Environment Committee on Tuesday. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee adopted on Tuesday an amendment to EU rules on measuring emissions […]

This is what happened to CO2 emissions in the EU last year

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content The European Union reduced its CO2 emissions by 2.5% last year, with all but eight of the EU’s 28 nations emitting less of the greenhouse gas in 2018 than the year prior. […]

MEPs approve new CO2 emissions limits for trucks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The first ever EU regulation on CO2 emissions for trucks and lorries was approved by Parliament on Thursday, in an effort to curb rising road transport emissions. The new legislation, informally agreed between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council in February, was […]

Climate change: Parliament’s blueprint for long-term CO2 cuts

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs outlined their ideas on the EU’s long-term emissions reduction strategy, in a resolution adopted on Thursday. In a non-binding resolution, adopted with 369 votes to 116 and 40 abstentions, MEPs say that only two of the eight scenarios (“pathways”) proposed by the European […]

EU sets ambitious targets for the Warsaw climate conference

The UN climate conferences are the kind on international tribunes, where the European Union can present its opinions with pride. It’s not only that the EU has unilaterally set a target to cut down green-house emissions by 20% below 1990 levels by 2020, but also because this programme is on track to achieve targets. On […]