sustainability regulation

Governments around the world are taking urgent action to address climate change. In the EU, this includes a raft of policies designed to improve environmental efficiency and establish a circular economy.

For companies in the ICT sector, environmental regulation has complex implications. It pressures them to improve their own performance, while creating opportunities for them to deploy digital solutions to help organisations in other sectors work in a more environmentally-friendly way.

Our sustainability service deciphers the complexity of environmental regulation and makes it easy to understand how interrelated EU policies affect your organisation. Start your personal demo today and find out what our independent, expert insight could do for you.

general topics covered

EU environmental policy

Stay up to date on EU environmental policies. Our sustainability service provides clarity, insight and commentary on the key aspects of the European Green Deal, including the Fit for 55 package and Circular Economy Action Plan. Topics covered include:

  • European Climate Law
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency policy
  • Corporate sustainability reporting
  • Waste and recycling
The impact on the ICT sector

Many aspects of environmental policy have a direct or indirect impact on the ICT sector. Our sustainability service explores the rules and their implications for ICT companies, covering topics such as:

  • Environmental impacts of digitisation and innovation
  • Actions taken by ICT sector regulators
  • Rules and best practices for data centres
  • Transparency and reporting rules
Government and industry initiatives

Keep track of government and industry plans and targets, and understand the context behind them. We provide coverage on the steps taken by governments, regulators and ICT companies to improve sustainability. Topics covered include:

  • National environmental targets
  • Company environmental targets
  • Initiatives to improve environmental performance
The bigger picture

Climate change is a global issue. Our independent reporting and analysis covers major environmental developments on the world stage, including:

  • IPCC assessments and reports
  • COP meetings and their outcomes
  • Major policy shifts from key players

latest intelligence

Parliament and Council reach provisional agreement on carbon removals certification framework
29 February 24 Bianca Sofian

On 20 February, the Council and European Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on a regulation to establish the first EU-level certification framework for carbon removals.

Data centre demand for electricity set to double by 2026
21 February 24 Peter Dunn

New digital services globally could double their electricity consumption by 2026. AI and cryptocurrencies would be key drivers of this additional data centre electricity demand. These estimates came from the most recent IEA electricity sector report, published in January 2024.

Council gives final approval for directive to empower consumers for the green transition
21 February 24 Bianca Sofian

The Council adopted formally the directive to empower consumers for the green transition on 20 February 2024.

Companies to report on sector-specific sustainability matters from 2027
20 February 24 Bianca Sofian

On 8 February, the Council and European Parliament reached a political agreement on the Commission's proposal to postpone by two years the deadline for adopting sector-specific European sustainability reporting standards.

Council and Parliament reach provisional deal on right to repair
20 February 24 Michael van Maris van Dijk

The European Parliament and Council have agreed a provisional deal on the proposed right to repair directive. Manufacturers of certain defective goods will soon have to offer consumers the possibility to repair these goods even when the legal liability period has passed.

Digital solutions critical to Green Deal but stronger links within twin transition needed
15 February 24 Bianca Sofian

The Belgian Council Presidency organised the Tomorrow's Tech Today conference on 7 and 8 February in Ghent, Belgium.

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