Sanjeev

About Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev is the CEO & Founder of Change Partnership.

Sustainable finance: making sure capital markets benefit the climate

Two factors are driving a revolution in the financial industry. Firstly, large consumers such as pension funds and other institutional investors, are increasingly demanding low-risk assets and opportunities which are compatible with the goals set out Paris Agreement. Some large financial organisations are already reducing their risk exposure to high-carbon assets. Axa, one of the largest global insurers committed to invest €12 billion in green projects by 2020; an additional €3 billion divestment from carbon-intensive energy such as coal […]

By |January 8th, 2019|Climate Change, EU2050, Sustainable finance|0 Comments

Is populism bad for climate change?

The violent response to the French carbon tax in Paris demonstrates good climate policy is dependent on a fair, just and managed transition writes Sanjeev Kumar. Far from stalling, climate change action is becoming a major issue in elections globally, he argues in an article published by Euractiv here.

Today, Change Partnership and other NGOs called for legislators on the EU ETS to ensure that climate policy should not be used to finance coal.

The statement says:
Being serious about the Paris Agreement:
Stop the ETS funding coal,
Start a meaningful carbon price
This Agreement […] aims to […] making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.
Paris Agreement, Article 2(1)c

We, the undersigned, urgently appeal to Representatives of European Parliament, Council and the European Commission to ensure […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Climate Change, Coal, EU ETS, phase-out fossil fuel subsidies|0 Comments

Leak of the Market Design Directive impact assessment

This is a leak of the Market Design Impact Assessment  governing the operation of electricity markets and in particular, greater measures to make it more consumer focused. It is also vital to putting renewable energy on the same footing as the rest of the electricity market. The legislative proposal is scheduled for October/November 2016.

By |September 29th, 2016|Climate Change, Energy, Leak, Renewable energy|0 Comments

Leaked Energy Savings Directive

Proposals to legislate the 27% energy savings target to 2030, agreed by the European Council, are finally starting to materialise in this leaked copy, which has been sent to the College of Commissioners for improvement and sign-off.

Arias-Canete, Commissioner for climate and energy, had previously called for a 30% target whilst the European Parliament recently passed an important resolution asking for a 40% target. It seems the Commission has ignored it’s own climate and energy leader as well as the […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Climate Change, Energy, energy efficiency, EU 2030, Leak|0 Comments

Change Partnership seeks an intern to start from September

If you would like to join Change Partnership to develop your career in the politics of climate change please see this advert and send your application to [email protected] by 15 August, 2016.

By |August 3rd, 2016|Climate Change|0 Comments

The new pact between manufacturing industry and the climate

Change Partnership’s new report – Reducing the ETS surplus: The new pact between manufacturing industry and the climate – outlines one of those rare opportunities where an industry-friendly improvement also has the biggest improvement on the environment.

Based on modelling from Thomson Reuters, the report concludes that nearly 700 million ETS tonnes can be reduced from the surplus by reducing the proposed 2021 auctioning share from 57% to 52%. Importantly, this would incentivise the electricity generation sector to decarbonise at […]

By |June 28th, 2016|carbon leakage, Climate Change, EU 2030, EU ETS|0 Comments

China’s 13th Five Year Plan: The clean technology revolution and its opportunities for the EU

Change Partnership published an in-depth analysis of China’s 13th Five Year Plan (FYP) today. The report China’s 13 FYP: The clean technology revolution and its implications for the EU looks into the most comprehensive programme to shift China away from fossil fuels and boosting clean technology innovation. This will make decarbonisation that much cheaper for everyone boosting the opportunity to shift away from fossil fuels.

Alongside the emphasis on innovation, markets and economic restructuring, much more attention has been paid […]

Change Partnership, industry, trade unions and associations support adequate climate policy

Today (1st March, 2016) Change Partnership together with over 60 other NGOs, companies, associations and trade unions wrote to European leaders demanding the right climate policy is established across the EU.

The statement called upon leaders to:

Ensure that Europe’s ambition is consistent with the Paris Agreementand that wehave a clear pathway set to 2050, which is at the upper end of the 80-95% range.
Guarantee that 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas reductions targets are in line with the science, the well […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Climate Change, Energy, energy efficiency, EU 2030, EU ETS|0 Comments

Coal in Poland: After the sunset

Change Partnership produced an English version summary of Dr Michal Wilczynski’s report “Coal in Poland: After the sunset”. Dr Wilczynski was the Chief Geologist in Poland and remains the country’s leading expert in coal matters.

The report paints a damning insight into coal production in the country and dispels many myths surrounding is future viability. 

By |February 15th, 2016|Coal, Energy, EU 2030, phase-out fossil fuel subsidies, Poland|0 Comments