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Peter Nitsche-Whitfield

Beyond economic growth

It is widely accepted that the pursuit of economic growth is becoming increasingly infeasible and undesirable, necessitating substantial changes to European economies. European economic activity in terms of emissions, resource use, pollution and impacts on biodiversity is ecologically unsustainable. In the face of tipping points soon to be reached... Find out more

Elena Verdolini

Interlinkages between the just ecological transition and the digital transformation

Notwithstanding increasing policy and academic debate around the ‘twin’ digital and ecological transitions, there is no systematic assessment of their linkages, potential synergies and trade-offs. Most fundamentally, the full extent of challenges that their interaction poses for the prospects of a ‘just transition’ is not fully understood. This... Find out more

Tommaso Pardi

Heavier, faster and less affordable cars

Between 1990 and 2019, the European transport sector was expected to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40 per cent to keep track with the 100 per cent CO2 reduction target on the 1990 level set by the European Commission for 2050. But, in fact, the transport sector has increased its CO2 emissions by 32 per cent during these last 30 years, with passenger... Find out more

Matteo Mandelli

Mapping eco-social policy mixes for a just transition in Europe

Just transition is becoming an increasingly popular concept to address the social consequences of industrial decarbonization, which EU countries have committed to pursue through the European Green Deal. These consequences include increasing redundancies – especially in carbon-intensive firms – and losses of income and well-being in marginalised... Find out more

Bence Kiss-Dobronyi, Dόra Fazekas

Modelling the decarbonisation of energy intensive industries in the EU

The main aim of the analysis is to provide evidence on the labour market and economic impacts of different decarbonisation pathways for the basic metals, chemicals and minerals sector, as a part of EII, and for the wider economy, considering also the expected effects of a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). The E3ME macroeconometric model... Find out more

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February 20, 2023

GreenReads: EU plans for trucks and buses – EU electricity market reform - COP15 on biodiversity

EU plans for emissions from trucks and buses The Commission presented on 14 February its plans to tackle the greenhouse gas emissions from so-called ‘heavy-duty vehicles’ (trucks and buses). The... Find out more

December 08, 2022

The alarming consequences of the ‘Fit for 55’ package for car CO2 emissions

Electrification has simply substituted dieselisation, without any change in the business model or in the EU regulatory framework, reveals an alarming ETUI report. The ‘Fit for 55’ revision of the CO2... Find out more

December 07, 2022

Symposium - ‘The Labour-Environment Nexus: Legal Perspectives and Beyond’

On 6-7 October, the international symposium ‘The Labour-Environment Nexus: Legal Perspectives and Beyond’ – co-organised by the ETUI and the University of Aix-Marseille – brought together scholars... Find out more

December 07, 2022

Energy Charter Treaty: Reform or Exit?

On Wednesday 2 November, Europe Calling organised the webinar ‘ECT: Reform or Exit? - What next for the climate-damaging Energy Charter Treaty?’. The webinar was promoted in cooperation with Anna... Find out more

December 07, 2022

Cap or no cap? EU Commission proposal on a gas market correction mechanism

The European Commission launched its proposal to limit excessive gas prices on 22 November, which was labelled as a ‘market correction mechanism’ aiming to limit excessive prices when they are... Find out more