Europe

Europe, France, Netherlands, Policy & Regulation, UK, US
February 23, 2024

In Brief: Zalando to remove sustainability references; Chicago sues Big Oil over climate risk deception

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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Ineos chemical plant port of Antwerp
Europe, Industrials
February 22, 2024

NGOs file new legal claim against Belgian ethane cracker

Allegations of potential cross-border pollution and an incomplete environmental impact assessment underlie new attempt to halt plastics project
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Electricity pylons and wind turbines
EU, Knowledge Hub, Policy & Regulation
February 21, 2024

EU’s RRF fund helps boost green energy and increase economic resilience

The EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility has offered support ‘like never before’ for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects Established in February 2021, the EU...
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Emissions from factory chimneys
Carbon Markets, EU, Policy & Regulation
February 21, 2024

Internal carbon pricing can shield businesses from CBAM ‘ripple effect’

The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism is triggering creative thinking around pricing emissions 
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Agriculture, Energy, EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation, Transport, US
February 16, 2024

In Brief: JPMAM and SSGA exit CA100+; IEA to set up security programme for critical minerals

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news JPMorgan Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors have confirmed to the Financial Times that they are leaving...
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EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation, UK
February 9, 2024

In Brief: London Metal Exchange sued over ‘dirty metals’ trade; SFDR review seen as lacking co-ordination

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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EU, Indonesia, Policy & Regulation
February 8, 2024

EU Deforestation Regulation dubbed a ‘double-edged sword’ for global palm oil markets

Indonesia and Malaysia have called the EUDR ‘discriminatory and punitive’, and threatened to file a WTO complaint against the EU
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Solar panel farm
EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation
February 7, 2024

EU agrees Net Zero Industry Act

The EU hopes the NZIA will boost investment in clean technologies and reduce the union’s reliance on imports, notably from China
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EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation
February 6, 2024

EU says proposal for 90% emissions cut by 2040 provides ‘investment predictability’

The European Commission has proposed reducing EU greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040, but environmental campaigners are concerned about the focus on carbon capture and storage to meet the...
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EU flags outside European parliament
EU, Policy & Regulation
February 6, 2024

EU ESG law should end ratings ‘wild west’ and ‘boost’ investor confidence

Agreement on EU regulation offers the possibility for separate E, S and G ratings
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Workers installing solar panels
EU, Policy & Regulation, UK
January 29, 2024

IPCC report author urges governments to relax spending discipline amid climate backlash

Countries should spend as much as 10% of their GDP on climate action, the equivalent in the UK in 2021 of £312bn, argues Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change lead author François...
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