Europe in the World - Thinking
Articles, presentations and research documents
By Nick Mabey
European action on climate change is at a critical stage. Europe has moved from setting climate targets to delivering large-scale investment in critical infrastructure. But the impact of the economic crisis means that though the EU will meet its headline emissions targets it is failing to provide adequate incentives for new investment.
On paper Europe has the right policy agenda: ranging from
By Nick Mabey
With Europe’s most visible economic project in crisis there is an understandable lack of confidence among politicians delivering on other ambitious objectives. But it is also still true that without a common purpose Europe as a political project will fail. There is another economic arena where a renewed sense of common purpose is urgently needed to preserve European prosperity and security:
By Pelin Zorlu, Shane Tomlinson and Sanjeev Kumar
An unprecedented level of innovation is needed to shift our economies onto a low carbon path and avoid dangerous levels of climate change. New and existing technologies will need to be developed and deployed globally and simultaneously, in order to avoid high carbon lock-in.
The unique public good nature of climate security and low carbon innovation requires a more active public sector role in
By Sanjeev Kumar
In the midst of global economic crisis, European countries face critical choices to preserve their future prosperity and security. At the same time, China and the US are investing heavily into low carbon technologies especially in their transport and energy infrastructure. This is to reduce the risk of oil shocks to their economies, reap savings from energy imports and capture lucrative new
By Taylor Dimsdale and Matthew Findlay
At an informal meeting on 11 February, European leaders will discuss ways to rebuild momentum following the setback at Copenhagen.
Due to internal divisions the EU did not raise its emission reduction target to 30% before or during the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen and had to settle for a non-binding “Copenhagen Accord” that falls well short of Europe’s objectives.
In an updated
By Taylor DImsdale and Matthew Findlay
With just weeks left before the key UN climate meeting in Copenhagen the EU has a critical role to play in helping build momentum towards a new global agreement.
In a new briefing environmental think-tank E3G argues that the EU should raise its unilateral emissions reduction target to 30% below 1990 levels by 2020, and should table a conditional offer of a 40% reduction in the event of a fair,
By Nick Mabey
Europe and China have much more in common on both energy security and the climate change issue than is generally realised, say Bernice Lee and Nick Mabey. They set out the elements of a close new partnership.
The EU’s progress toward a low-carbon economy is being watched in US, China and India, whose genuine commitment to decarbonisation in these three key countries will only materialise if
By Jesse Scott
In April E3G submitted a thinkpiece to the European Commission’s consultation on the future of the EU Budget.
We’ve now produced a French version of our paper - the summary follows below and the full version is attached in pdf format for download.
We’ll be discussing this paper at an event in Paris on 16th June, hosted by IDDRI and Sciences Po.
Un budget européen pour l’avenir
By Rebecca Bertram
Last month E3G submitted a thinkpiece to the European Commission’s consultation on the future of the EU Budget.
We’ve now produced a German version of our paper - the summary follows below and the full version is attached in pdf format for download.
Ein Budget für die Zukunft
Prinzipien für die Reform des EU-Haushalts
Von Nick Mabey, Jennifer Morgan, Jesse Scott, Rebecca Bertram
By Jesse Scott
The European Commission is currently undertaking a review of the EU Budget, with the aim of making it fit for the purposes of the 21st Century.
E3G has submitted a thinkpiece to the Commission’s consultation, and we will be working further on this topic over the coming months.
The summary of our paper follows below, the full version is attached in pdf format for download.