About Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev is the CEO & Founder of Change Partnership.

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, […]

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

How can the EU can accelerate sustainable Poland?

Join us for a high-level seminar in the European Parliament on 16 February, 2016 to discuss ways in which the EU ETS can accelerate investment in deep investment clean energy systems particularly energy savings and renewables.

Both the temporary free allocation to power companies and the Modernisation Fund are critical aspects of the EU ETS reform. They provide a unique opportunity to radically shift the entire energy system of poorer EU Member States and accelerate their development so that they […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Climate Change|0 Comments

Implementing the Just Transition

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) published a clear demand for the creation of a Just Transition Fund. This is a vital element of EU policy architecture needed to manage the regional transition to sustainability so that no worker, community of region is left behind. The document is called ETUC position also includes important statements on the need to eliminate windfall profits for polluting industry as well as supporting industrial that upgrades existing facilities.
Change Partnership has been working with the ETUC […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Climate Change|0 Comments

Managing the transition to sustainability

Whatever its imperfections, the new Paris climate change regime will create a seismic break with the tribulations and acrimony which has engulfed the twenty last years.

This marks the beginning of the end for fossil fuels and other major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. It opens up a more profound question centring on how this deeply disruptive change is to occur.

There are broadly two pathways, one chaotic and left to its now devisees. The other, a managed transition. This choice […]

By |December 13th, 2015|Climate Change|0 Comments

Change Partnership joins CAN Europe

In October, Change Partnership was elected to Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe’s membership. CAN Europe is the largest coalition of civil society organisations working on climate and energy issues. With over 120 member organisations in more than 30 European countries – representing over 44 million citizens – CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.

CAN Europe is part of a worldwide network of more than 700 NGOs working to promote […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Climate Change|0 Comments

Future of carbon markets after Paris

Change Partnership and the Rock Environmental and Energy Institute (REEI) are organising a high-level seminar in Beijing, China on 14 September, 2015 at 17h local time.

The aim of the event is to bring together leading experts from the European Union and those working on the design of the Chinese national ETS to discuss key architecture and operational issues. Vicky Pollard, First Counsellor- Environment and Climate Change, Delegation of the European Union to China and Mongolia will be joined by Mr […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Climate Change|0 Comments

G20 must phase-out fossil fuel subsidies

Today Change Partnership together with 65 other leading civil society organisations sent this letter to G20 Ministers outlining how they can fulfil their commitments to address climate change by phasing out subsidies for fossil fuels.

The letter builds on the commitment of the G7 to decarbonise the global economy over the course of this century and recommends the G20 to “incite clear action towards decarbonisation and climate ambition in advance of the global climate summit in Paris”. It also identifies three key […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Climate Change|0 Comments

Leak of Energy Union Commission proposal

The much anticipated Energy Union communication and annex leaked from the European Commission can be found here. This is the latest version currently going through inter-sevice consultation prior to publication next week.

By |February 20th, 2015|Energy, EU 2030, Leak|0 Comments

Latest leak of 2030 Council Conclusions

With less than 10 days to go to the European Council governments are edging closer to a deal as this latest leak of the Council conclusions, dated 13 October, indicates. The key points are:
– 40% GHG target is now almost accepted with only a few governments seeking a lower target. The ETS is to deliver 40% reductions by 2030 from 2005 emissions and non-ETS sectors 30% reductions.
– The ETS linear reduction will move from 1.74% to 2.2% .
– Innovation will […]