PRE COP27 ANALYSIS: Taking steps towards a resilient agri-food system for people and climate

Food industry and intensive agriculture emissions and other detrimental impacts must be urgently addressed impact on the environment.The landmark agreement to discuss these topics at COP is called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture The conversation will hopefully precipitate a plan with mutual agreement at COP27.

PRE COP27 ANALYSIS: The water crisis and the Conference of the Parties (COP)

Extreme events such as droughts and floods, and their related consequences, are exacerbated by climate change. Discussing water at the COP is paramount given the ongoing climate-related water crisis. There is hope for the parties at COP27 to discuss the implementation of the NDCs, the transfer of technologies to the developing countries, and the transboundary water resources management.

PRE COP27 ANALYSIS: Gender-Responsive Climate Policy on the COP27 Agenda

There is strong evidence to suggest that women are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis. Nonetheless, women are still underrepresented in decision-making processes, and this has had a direct impact on their resilience to climate change. The UNFCCC, and multiple state and non-state actors, have raised attention to this issue for years. It is yet to be determined whether COP27 will be able to foster the sustainable implementation of effective, gender-responsible climate policies. What do you think?

Halfway There: The Midterm Elections

On November 8th, US midterm elections will take place with all House seats, 35 Senate seats and 36 governor seats up for election. Forecasts are close with Republicans favored to win the House, while Democrats are favored to keep the Senate. Results will strongly impact what President Biden can achieve in the coming two years.

How Did The Fracking Vote Lead To Liz Truss’ Resignation?

by Georgia Fulton What Was The Fracking Ban Vote? Liz Truss, former British Prime Minister, declared her resignation from the post just one day after the Labour opposition tabled a motion in the House of Commons to ban fracking. Conservative whips initially said that the vote (which took place on 19 October 2022) was being...

FIT FOR 55 FACTSHEET:  EU ETS (General)

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: Aviation ETS

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...

Fit For 55: ITRE Committee Meetings 20-21/04/2022

On April 20, 2022, the following was covered: Mending EU gas policy was discussed and fast-tracked for negotiations; Purchasing a majority of the supply for winter of 2022 and 2023 is a priority; Shifting to renewables instead of gas is another strategy, but regional and non-voluntary cooperation are crucial to increase renewables to 45% of energy needs by 2030.