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 agree on rules for the EU supply of critical raw materials
17 November 23 Bianca Sofian

The European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on the proposal for a critical raw material regulation.

EU sets COP28 position, supporting the phasing out of unabated fossil fuels
25 October 23 Bianca Sofian

The EU’s 27 environment ministers met on 16 October 2023 to establish the EU’s negotiating position for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) summit starting in Dubai on 30 November.

EU progress to net zero is “too slow”, needs more detailed monitoring
23 October 23 Max Parry

An independent European monitoring organisation, the ECNO, concluded that the current pace at which the EU is transforming its economy towards net-zero is far too slow to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

European Commission presents 2024 work programme
18 October 23 Marianna Mattera

The workplan of the EU executive body includes legislative initiatives on opening up high-performance computers to AI start-ups and a European space law.

ECA finds EU too slow in meeting circularity and 2030 energy targets
16 October 23 Max Parry

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has criticised the EU for making slow progress towards its 2030 climate and energy targets, and its circular economy goals. The ECA’s reports found that the EU was behind target in both areas, particularly on the circular economy.

European study outlines potential sustainability indicators for communications services
12 October 23 Peter Dunn

A European Commission study set out a list of 19 potential sustainability indicators for electronic communications networks. At a workshop to discuss the indicators, stakeholders disagreed on various aspects of the indicators, including: their relative priority and how to assess priorities; whether other indicators should be added; and how the indicators should eventually be used.

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