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Energy and climate

The new EU energy package : towards more decarbonization and more complexity

By Franklin Dehousse (13-01-2017)

In Commentaries

In December 2016, the European Commission has presented a new package (entitled “Clean Energy for all Europeans”). This more or less completed the legislative program announced in 2014 in the framework of the Energy Union. read more…

Green diplomacy. India and the new dynamics in global climate talks

By Balazs Ujvari (05-12-2016)

In Other publications

Until recently, emerging powers’ actions in multilateral structures were mainly driven by the desire to water down or derail robust proposals backed by developed countries (especially the EU). In the past two years, however, emerging powers have read more…

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The impact of the new EU electricity market design: how will the different pieces of the puzzle fit together?

High-level conference of the annual series of conferences “Energy Transition: A multifaceted Challenge for Europe” from 9:00 - 13:00

Since 2012 Egmont – The Royal Institute for International Relations and the Development Group have been organising an annual series of events related to key issues of the Energy Transition. read more…

Putting the Paris Agreement at the centre of Europe’s climate and energy map

By Clémentine d'Oultremont, Quentin Genard (16-09-2016)

In Egmont papers

The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, sent a clear message to the world that the global transition to a low-carbon economy is an inevitability that requires commitment from countries but also from businesses, regions, cities and citizens. The European ‘bridge building’ diplomacy read more…

Ensuring short and long-term future of Russian oil output

By Clémentine d'Oultremont, Iakob Nikoleishvili (24-08-2016)

In Commentaries

In March 2016, Russian oil production hit a post-Soviet high of 10.91 million barrels per day (MBPD). This represented the pinnacle of a decade-long growth in productivity and production has remained close to that level since then. Based on such a strong profile, it might initially appear the country’s read more…

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

How can the EU tap into the building sector’s potential for energy efficiency?

Second Symposium from 9:00 - 13:00

2016 is presented as the ‘year of the delivery’ for the Energy Union project and, in this regard, is an inflexion moment on the road to a low-carbon economy. read more…

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Boosting European innovation after COP21: A prerequisite for a low-carbon future

First Symposium of the annual series of conferences “Energy Transition: A multifaceted Challenge for Europe”.

Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations and the Development Group are organising since 2012 an annual series of events related to key issues of the Energy Transition. 2016 is presented as the ‘year of the delivery’ of the Energy Union project read more…

Green Diplomacy Network – what is in a name?

By Balazs Ujvari (29-02-2016)

In Commentaries

Despite the great potential in combining national and community resources, the external representation of the European Union often remains fragmented. The Green Diplomacy Network has come to embody a unique pattern of successful cooperation between national and EU diplomatic structures on environmental issues overseas. This commentary briefly explores read more…

Report of the 2015’ series of events on the Energy Transition : A multifaceted challenge for Europe

By Clémentine d'Oultremont (12-01-2016)

In Other publications

In 2015, Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations and the Development Group organised a series of three Symposiums and a High Level Conference on the multifaceted challenge of the European Energy Transition read more…

Is China–Russia energy cooperation a pipe dream?

By Tania Zgajewski (02-12-2015)

In Commentaries

In 2014, a gas agreement was concluded between Russia and China. This agreement was meant to mark a major step not only in  the global energy market but also in geopolitics. It is now fascinating to read more…