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  • Real Estate – The Times They Are A Changing

    In case you missed it, Europe is at war with carbon to save our planet.  Some of the world’s toughest environmental targets are becoming a reality in the way we live our lives and conduct our business.  Europe has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% of 1990 levels by 2030.  But the…

  • Paris Agreement– Us Copping Out

    The Paris Climate Agreement has been a diplomatic success story, giving rise to the hope that the world finally unites in the fight against climate change. In 2015, 196 countries signed the international compromise and formally committed to finding solutions in order to mitigate climate change. Trump’s announcement on 1 June to withdraw from the…

  • Will The Grass Be Greener On The Other Side of 2017? Guide To This Year’s EU Agriculture Policy

    2017 started with the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as policymakers seek to finalise a number of regulations affecting the environmental impact of agriculture. In addition to the big overhaul and greening of the CAP, the EU aims to curtail emissions from agriculture and land-use by concluding the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) and…

  • State of the Union – Steadying the Ship

    Brexit, economic sluggishness and the refugee crisis has dented the EU’s reputation over recent months both at home and abroad. These were the challenges confronting Jean-Claude Juncker – the President of the European Commission – as he contemplated his second annual ‘State of the Union’ speech, which he delivered today at the European Parliament in…

  • Shale Gas Hasn’t Gone Away

    Europe still needs pragmatic solutions to its critical energy challenges. Europe’s Energy Union Strategy shapes the EU’s approach to climate and energy policy. Its intentions are clear:  to provide a framework to address an increasingly turbulent and rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape at a time when our own indigenous resources are declining.  In short, seeking to…

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