• On December 12th, after two weeks of protracted negotiations following the launch of COP21, a final document was adopted by all of the 196 parties. What COP21 President Laurent Fabius called a “differentiated, fair, sustainable, dynamic, balanced and legally binding” agreement seems to overshadow the failed 2009 Copenhagen conference. Here is an overview of its key elements.

    COP21 at a glance – Three key elements of the agreement

    On December 12th, after two weeks of protracted negotiations following the launch of COP21, a final document was adopted by all of the 196 parties. What COP21 President Laurent Fabius called a “differentiated, fair, sustainable, dynamic, balanced and legally binding” agreement seems to overshadow the failed 2009 Copenhagen conference. Here is an overview of its key elements.

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  • There are but a few days left until participating countries come to an agreement; in the meantime, many measures have been announced during the first week of COP21, reflecting a global realization of the issues at stake.

    COP21 at a glance – Week 1

    There are but a few days left until participating countries come to an agreement; in the meantime, many measures have been announced during the first week of COP21, reflecting a global realization of the issues at stake.

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  • Since the 1990s, there has been an ongoing debate about the liberalisation of European energy markets. The sweeping overhaul of the British energy system, which was launched with the 1989...

    Liberalisation of the energy market in the UK

    Since the 1990s, there has been an ongoing debate about the liberalisation of European energy markets. The sweeping overhaul of the British energy system, which was launched with the 1989...

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  • 2020 is the first deadline that the EU set itself for the achievement of the climate plan under the “3×20” strategy. Between 2008 and 2009, the then 27 EU Member...

    Targets and achievements of the 20/20/20 strategy

    2020 is the first deadline that the EU set itself for the achievement of the climate plan under the “3×20” strategy. Between 2008 and 2009, the then 27 EU Member...

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  • Although many energy transition technologies offer a high return on investment, their dissemination is surprisingly slow. This energy efficiency gap is due not only to structural obstacles, which relevant public...

    Bridging the energy efficiency gap

    Although many energy transition technologies offer a high return on investment, their dissemination is surprisingly slow. This energy efficiency gap is due not only to structural obstacles, which relevant public...

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