Climate Change

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

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

Finnish elections: Centre Party secures victory and negotiates coalition

Finnish voters have elected their Parliament on Sunday, 19 April. The Centre Party won 24.5% of the votes, followed by the Finns Party and the National Coalition Party. As negotiations for a governing coalition will soon begin, check our grid overview of the main six parties and their climate and energy policies.

The Centre Party will lead negotiations to form a new government

The liberal agrarian Centre Party, led by Juha Sipilä won 49 out of the 200 seats of the […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Climate Change, Energy, EU 2030|0 Comments

The dangers of not cutting mercury emissions

Cutting highly toxic mercury emissions must be the priority of the upcoming revision of European clean air policy.  The EU’s signed up to the Minamata Convention on mercury, a legally-binding treaty to cut mercury emissions, as a first step taken in the right direction, but urgent domestic action is required to protect its citizens, animals and ecosystems.

The health risks posed by mercury and its organic compound methylmercury (MeHg) are significant, especially for women and children. Methylmercury can seriously affect […]

By |March 19th, 2015|Air Quality, Climate Change, Coal, environment|0 Comments

Energy Community countries risk losing € billions unless they modernise their energy systems

Outdated energy infrastructure, increasing fossil-fuel capacity and massive electricity losses through distribution and transmission are some of the key challenges faced by Energy Community countries, according to a Change Partnership analysis released on Tuesday.

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine have to revise their investment strategies to account for water stress, environmental and climate change impacts which will have a dramatic impact on their future development. A carbon price signal, introduced either through an emissions trading system, […]