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

More global and EU efforts needed to achieve SDG targets
31 August 23 Bianca Sofian

In July 2023, the United Nations published its 2023 Sustainable Development Goals Report, calling for intensified global efforts to ensure that the SDGs progress towards achieving the established targets. An Eurostat report concluded that the EU made moderate developments in the areas of responsible consumption and production, sustainable cities and communities, and affordable and clean energy. The EU’s climate targets for 2030 need to be strengthened to achieve the climate-related SDGs.

European Commission adopts CBAM transitional reporting obligations
22 August 23 Bianca Sofian

The European Commission adopted an implementing regulation on 17 August 2023, setting out detailed rules for the reporting obligations that will apply during the transitional period to EU importers of CBAM goods.

Proposed new German energy efficiency act impacts on data centre operators
04 August 23 Peter Dunn

German government proposals to introduce a new national Energy Efficiency Act could have a significant impact on data centres situated in Germany. In particular, data centre operators have expressed concerns about new rules which would require data centres to: meet certain energy efficiency levels; have minimum levels of waste heat reuse; and rely on minimum levels of renewable energy.

EU importers of CBAM goods to follow new transitional reporting obligations
07 July 23 Bianca Sofian

The European Commission published a draft implementing regulation setting out the detailed rules for the reporting obligations that will apply during the transitional period of the CBAM.

Commission publishes detailed standards for sustainability reporting
04 July 23 Bianca Sofian

The European Commission published a consultation on the first set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards. Companies under the scope of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive will be required to report according to the new standards from 2025.

European sustainability developments – 2Q 2023 update
04 July 23 Bianca Sofian

Summary of the main developments on environmental policy and regulation in Europe in the three months from April to June 2023.

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