Decarbonising EU’s Gas Market: Hydrogen

The legislative proposal seeks to find a middle ground between guaranteeing competition and encouraging private investment through a hybrid regulatory approach (market and non-market mechanisms). Regulatory principles utilised in gas and electricity markets can not be transposed onto hydrogen markets, and cross-subsidisation is not a viable long-term option. Market volatility means higher or possibly inaccessible costs to consumers. The proposal seeks to address this by adopting an integrated EU-wide approach to storage.

Categories EU - Policies

What Is The Role Of Epidemics In Climate Change? A Focus on Anthrax

In 2015, a seminal Lancet report suggested that “anthropogenic climate change threatens to undermine the past 50 years of gains in public health” In the summer of 2016, a 12-year-old boy died after being exposed to anthrax spores from a frozen reindeer carcass that had been uncovered by thawing permafrost The climate crisis, habitat destruction, and our globalised food production systems all increase uncertainty when considering the future of disease. How we prepare for the changing disease landscape will therefore be decided by how we manage these causes.

Categories Biodiversity

FIT FOR 55 FACTSHEET: Land Use, Land Use Change And Forestry (LULUCF)

by Gabrielle Locati “The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in November 2016 (“the Paris Agreement”). Its Parties have agreed to hold the increase in the global average temperature well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit...


Emissions Reduction Targets: The emissions reduction target would increase by 18%, to require 61% emissions reductions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. This would be done by raising the linear reduction factor from 2.2% to 4.2% per year, and a one-off reduction (re-basing) of the emissions cap; the new linear reduction factor will have the...

FIT FOR 55 FACTSHEET: Social Climate Fund

by Julia Wild Not mentioned. Definition for mobility poverty was added, referring to households that face high transport costs and/or limited access to affordable public or alternative modes of transport to meet essential socio-economic needs. Not mentioned. Focus on island Member States and outermost regions stating that an adequate minimum amount of funds shall be...


by Reinout Debergh Only flights within the European Economic Area (EEA) and those to the UK and Switzerland are covered Scope expanded to also include all departing flights from the EEA to outside the EEA with reimbursement of Corsia costs for those routes. Potential full scope in 2027 pending assessment of Corsia. Outmost regions exempted...