low carbon economy

G20 not yet on the necessary transition from “brown” to “green”

On 1 September 2016, Climate Transparency released a report which examines and analyhses a range of indicators on climate action, including investment attractiveness, investment in renewable energy, climate policy, the carbon intensity of both the energy and electricity sectors of the G20 economies, of their fossil fuel subsidies and their contributions to climate finance.


European Commission: Effort Sharing Regulation (2021-2030)

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on binding annual GHG emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change - COM(2016) 482 final



EC presents package of measures to accelerate Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy

Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR)


On 20 July 2016, the European Commission presented a package of measures to accelerate the shift to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. This proposal will help Member States (MS) prepare for the future and keep Europe competitive. It is part of the EU's strategy for a resilient Energy Union with a forward looking climate policy.


Buildings as energy-hubs for a strong energy system: 10 principles to benefit EU citizens

Buildings as energy-hubs can strengthen the energy system. 10 principles to deliver real benefits for Europe’s citizens


Buildings could play a major role in supporting the low carbon development of other sectors, says BPIE in its latest paper. 10 principles are making the case for buildings to be at the core of a decarbonised energy system, producing, storing and supplying energy, making the energy system more flexible, resilient and efficient.