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The world needs a tenfold increase of carbon productivity between now and 2050 says a new climate change study by McKinsey’s Global Institute. This is comparable to the historic increase of labour productivity since the beginning of the industrial revolution, only it needs to be done over 40 years instead of 150. That said the… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

It is often assumed that climate and energy security policies are complementary and that therefore measures in one area are also good for the other. This assumption might be correct in certain cases (driving less will be good for climate and will make us less dependent on imported oil), but there are more and more… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

As Ireland is getting ready for a crucial referendum on 11 June, climate change policy is being used as an argument to say “yes” to the new Lisbon Treaty. But does the EU’s “Constitution light” really help in tackling global warming? Is the current EU part of the problem or part of the solution? Labour… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer