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

EU methane strategy sets new tougher targets for emissions
19 January 23 Cathrine Grimseid

The European Commission adopted in October 2020 a strategy aiming to reduce methane emissions and setting new targets to reduce methane emissions by 35–37% by 2030 compared with 2005 levels.

European sustainability developments – 4Q 2022 update
16 January 23 Bianca Sofian

Quarterly report for 4Q 2022, summarising the main developments on environmental policy and regulation in Europe.

Glossary of sustainability terms
11 January 23 Peter Dunn

Glossary of sustainability terms

European co-legislators reach agreement on a number of sustainability measures
22 December 22 Bianca Sofian

Summary of the main developments in EU legislation affecting sustainability in December 2022

Ofcom report indicates broadcast TV is more energy-efficient than online streaming
20 December 22 Peter Dunn

According to a UK study, watching TV over broadcast transmission requires around six times less energy per hour than via online streaming. However, when the energy consumed by the end user viewing device was included, online streaming used a little less than twice as much energy.

BIPT study considers continued sustainability monitoring of the telecoms sector
14 December 22 Michael van Maris van Dijk

Belgian telecoms operators reduced their overall energy consumption by 11% between 2018 and 2021, and their CO2 emissions by 38% in the same period, according to a new study on the sustainability of the Belgian telecoms sector commissioned by BIPT. The study will serve as a basis for BIPT to continue monitoring the telecoms market and to decide whether it should take any regulatory action regarding sustainability.

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