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

Co-legislators adopt positions on proposed greenwashing rules
01 June 23 Bianca Sofian

After approximately one year, the Council of the EU and Parliament adopted their negotiating positions on the proposed directive on empowering consumers for the green transition. The directive aims to prevent greenwashing, as well as to ensure that products are more durable and repairable.

G7 commits to large increases in wind and solar energy generation by 2030
02 May 23 Michael van Maris van Dijk

The G7 countries have issued a climate change statement which targets large increases in the production of wind and solar energy. The statement also included assurances on reducing reliance on coal-fired energy production and phasing out unabated fossil fuels more generally in order to reach the Paris Agreement target of net zero by 2050.

Commission adds more economic activities under the EU taxonomy
25 April 23 Bianca Sofian

The European Commission published a draft delegated regulation with technical screening criteria (TSC) for economic activities that make a substantial contribution to the four remaining environmental objectives under the EU taxonomy. The Commission had previously published TSC in relation to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

European sustainability developments – 1Q 2023 update
06 April 23 Bianca Sofian

Quarterly report for 1Q 2023, summarising the main developments on environmental policy and regulation in Europe.

Commission proposes to extend and strengthen the right to repair
31 March 23 Michael van Maris van Dijk

The European Commission proposed to strengthen the consumer's right to the repair of defective products within the EU consumer law framework. The proposals would make repair the default remedy in most cases and ensure that producers must continue to offer repairs for their products for periods of up to ten years.

IPCC: Greater cooperation and financing urgently needed for climate resilient development
29 March 23 Peter Dunn

The IPCC's latest report highlights that inadequate financing and failures to share information on technology and policy solutions are hindering the successful implementation of climate resilient development. These failures have created a situation in which the world is highly unlikely to meet the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. As a result, the world faces climate-related risks and their potential impacts that are many times higher than previously forecast.

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