About Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev is the CEO & Founder of Change Partnership.

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 […]

Leak of 2030 Council Conclusions

Donald Tusk, newly appointed President of the European Council, has managed to get a massive deal for Poland and CEE Countries through a transfer of EU ETS allowances estimated to be worth over €10 billion as the carbon price improves. This leak shows that Governments have also agreed to revenue hypothecation to support industrial innovation.  Further developments to come.

By |September 1st, 2014|Climate Change, EU 2030, EU ETS, Leak|0 Comments

Shattering the myth of carbon leakage

Change Partnership’s response to the European Commission’s consultation on carbon leakage provisions post 2020 can be viewed here. This is the most controversial area of EU climate policy. The myth of ‘carbon leakage’ is the main reason why the wrong climate targets are set and perversely and why companies are subsidised for their pollution rather than having to pay for it.
There are three things to note:
i) there is no evidence of ‘leakage’ having taken place in the period 2005-2012 according […]

By |July 31st, 2014|carbon leakage, Climate Change, EU 2030|0 Comments

Leak of June Council conclusions and Energy Efficiency Review

Less than a week away from the June European Council meeting and latest leak of the meetings Conclusions indicates there is movement on the 2030 climate and energy framework. Governments are waiting for this leak of the Energy Efficiency Review from the Commission. Considerable pressure is being put on the Commission to come forward with strong measures on energy savings as the most cost-effective and efficient way to increase economic resilience, address the challenges posed by Ukraine as well as directing investment into […]

Leak of June Energy Council conclusions

Donald Tusk’s drive to create an Energy Union has taken a body blow in this leak of the Energy Council conclusions. Paragraph 7a stresses the need for “…the Commission and the Member States to examine the potential for measures to strengthen the bargaining power of the EU and its Member States vis-à-vis external suppliers.” This falls considerable short of Tusk’s proposals but there is still a long way to go until the June Energy Council and October European Council where this […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|carbon leakage, Climate Change, Energy, environment, Leak|0 Comments