States and cities around the world continue to be confronted with a variety of climate change related threats and challenges, from air pollution to extreme weather conditions.
Friends of Europe has covered a wide range of topics in this area this year, including the marine plastic crisis, the role of citizens in driving positive change, investment in green urban future and the future of mobility. We also hosted our annual Climate and Energy Summit, as well as the Brussels launch of the World Energy Outlook, and contributed to the discussion by inviting high-level experts to contribute to our two thought-provoking and innovative discussion papers on scaling disruptive technologies and regional dimensions to just transition.
If you want to learn more about these topics, our team put together a list of suggested reads for the summer.
- The regional dimension of climate change - making the case for a just and innovative transition
- Scaling disruptive technologies to achieve energy transition
- Oceans governance and plastics - A Review of the marine plastic landscape
- EU-China energy cooperation benefits economies and societies, by Megan Richards
- The EU does not have a future on a depleted planet, by Marco Lambertini
- Getting out of the slow lane: Europe needs to accelerate to a 100% renewable energy destination, by Wendel Trio
- Should public transport be free everywhere?
- Are ‘green policies’ hurting our economies?
- Are energy companies charging too much
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