The European Green Deal needs a reformed fiscal framework Europe needs to change behaviour and technologies. Grégory Claeys argues that to do so the EU needs to adapt its fiscal rules to encourage the transition How to make the European Green Deal work Ursula von der Leyen has proposed a European Green Deal to make Europe climate neutral by 2050. Grégory Claeys, Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann consider how this initiative could be made to work Demystifying carbon border adjustment for Europe’s green deal The European Green Deal has many critics. Guntram Wolff says some adjustments to the deal could make domestic manufacturers more carbon efficient and foreign producers more friendly to the environment TCFD: strengthening the foundations of sustainable finance Mark Carney says the financial sector must help the transition to ‘net zero’ (a neutral carbon footprint). Businesses need to keep improving their disclosure of climate risks How much ‘global warming’ isn’t global? Vijay Jayaraj and E Calvin Beisner debate two aspects of climate change: what caused the increase from the 1970s to the 1990s, and why has there been a slowdown since then Border carbon tariffs: giving up on trade to save the climate? Ursula von der Leyen plans to introduce a border carbon tax to avoid forcing EU companies to move their activities abroad. Henrik Horn and André Sapir ask if trade and climate preservation can coexist? The European Union energy transition Simone Tagliapietra, Georg Zachmann, Ottmar Edenhofer, Jean-Michel Glachant, Pedro Linares and Andreas Loeschel believe that the EU could benefit from deep decarbonisation irrespective of what other economies around the world do EU urgently needs to reverse its climate neutrality failure Immediate action is necessary to ensure the EU can become carbon-neutral by 2050. Simone Tagliapietra suggests it is attainable, but the momentum must not be lost Elections must put Europe on a path to a green future 90% of Europeans consider the environment to be a key issue for the quality of their life. Simone Tagliapietra says the time to act is now Avoiding the storm: climate change and the financial system Climate change poses significant risks to the economy and to the financial system, Sarah Breeden asserts, and calls for action today Deceptive Canadian climate report in context Tim Ball and Tom Harris consider the misleading climate change report, and argue that the global warming scare must be killed before the credibility of science is gone A new horizon The building blocks for a transition to a low-carbon economy are being put in place. Mark Carney believes further progress will be driven by coherent government policies Climate reality reassures India and China There have been no signs of dangerous global warming for nearly two decades. Vijay Jayaraj finds that the developing world needs reliable energy and the coal preference continues Nature, not humankind, controls climate It is a myth that our planet’s climate was essentially constant until we started burning fossil fuels. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris say former UN bureaucrat Christiana Figueres should take a climate course Panel counters UN climate conference Switching away from fossil fuels not justified, experts say. Tom Harris and Jay Lehr review panel discussions that presented a more realistic view than COP24 Blame it on winter weather Dr Madhav Khandekar and Tom Harris consider the Ottawa tornadoes and say that we should better prepare for extreme weather events A long-term climate protection strategy Angela Merkel considers climate change and believes that lasting growth and prosperity cannot be achieved if the whole package is not sustainable Do calls for ‘enhancement’ of Paris Agreement commitments make sense? It depends G7 leaders should ignore calls to strengthen emission reduction pledges, argues Tom Harris, and instead focus on adapting to climate change The shared response to climate change: turning momentum into action Sarah Breeden says climate change is a core financial risk for companies. It is a shared challenge for the private sector and financial authorities. And they need to take action together to respond to it Addressing Europe’s failure to clean up the transport sector Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann write that Europe would benefit from greater EU action on road transport to cut greenhouse gas emissions and ensure European decarbonisation targets A transition in thinking and action Mark Carney takes stock of the progress made in addressing climate-related financial risks since the Paris Agreement of late 2015 Hydrogen: the missing link for the energy transition Nicolas Kraus discusses hydrogen technology and how it can contribute to meeting the climate goals set for Europe What level of ‘carbon’ tax is appropriate? Tracy Miller considers the social cost of carbon and finds that the government should not tax CO2 Can Industry 4.0 save the planet? The use of technologies, techniques and business models linked to industry 4.0 will be essential to achieve a low carbon transition, and the the public sector will play a key role, argue Tomas Wyns and Martin Porter Climate Action Archive To link to archive articles click here

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