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2022 COP27


This year's COP27 in Egypt can deliver further progress in spite of the crises. Mitigation must remain central with a focus on effective implementation: the JET-Ps can be further advanced, and energy efficiency & savings, curbing fugitive methane emissions and rolling out solar & smart systems are some of the best responses for the short term. Mobilizing climate finance in times of inflation and high US interest rates is key. Solidarity with the most vulnerables too. Avoiding further emission lock-ins, in a rapidly urbanizing & metallic world, too: from additional desalination industries, cement, steel, plastics, mining...and coal ! And for the COP15 conference on biodiversity, effectively protecting the oceans and forests could be a game-changer.


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By: Diana-Paula GHERASIM, interviewed by Rim Berahab via the organisation Policy Center for the New South

The European Green Deal (EGD) is the single most defining policy initiative of the Von der Leyen Commission. Since its publication in December 2019, it has become the European Union’s (EU) new raison d’être.


The Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) were the first to ratify the Paris climate agreement in 2015. Indeed, for them, climate change has had very concrete implications for years. Islanders have seen the sea level rising, endangering the very existence of atolls. They have also experienced...


Water desalination is progressively becoming the leading solution to deal with the growing water stress, i.e. the imbalance between the demand for water and the quantity available. The United Nations estimates that within 2025, two thirds of the world's population will be concerned by these...


For decades, the large Groningen gas field has been a central pillar of the Dutch welfare state. The availability of gas was so self-evident that many generations still identify with the slogan “Nederland gasland” (“The Netherlands, a gas country”). The nearing end of Dutch gas now...

By: Vincent DONNEN

The decarbonisation of our economies, along with the challenges of strengthening the resilience of industrial value chains, reindustrialisation, notably through low-carbon and digital technologies, and the end of a period of cheap oil and gas, are accelerating the advent of an era of increased...


Only eight years are left to expand by almost three times the current total installed wind and solar energy capacity in the European Union (EU) in adding around 600 gigawatts (GW), and so reach the highly-ambitious 2030 targets. This requires a mobilization whose scale is immense – amidst...