Entries by Kim Lübben

Businesses need to prepare for climate reporting in 2024

As we approach 2024, businesses operating in the European Union and preparing for climate risk and sustainability reporting mandates, similar requirements will soon follow in the U.S. With increasing pressure from investors and consumers, companies are urged to provide more comprehensive information about their environmental impacts. This includes complying with new regulations concerning scope 1, […]

Nordic Countries Agree on Joint CCUS Initiatives

Nordic countries, including Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands, have joined forces by signing the Aalborg Declaration to enhance European collaboration on CO2 capture, use, and storage (CCUS). The declaration emphasizes the need to scale up CCUS efforts nationally and across Europe to advance the green transition and achieve climate goals. Denmark’s Climate, Energy, […]

Consumers are Willing to Pay More for Sustainable Products

Concerns about the environment are on the rise due to extreme weather events. Consumers are willing to make changes and pay an average of 12% more for sustainable products. However, a study by Bain & Company reveals that over 60% of businesses are falling behind in meeting their sustainability goals This is highlighting the pressing […]

Germany Tightens Energy Efficiency Requirements

We would like to inform you about an important change in the field of energy efficiency that may concern you. On November 17, 2023, the new Energy Efficiency Act (EnEfG) was published, which came into effect on November 18, 2023. The EnEfG obligates all companies with an average total final energy consumption of more than […]

EU Recycling Update

The EU Commission’s early warning report reveals the status of recycling goals in Europe. Thanks to its effective deposit return system, Germany is excelling in meeting its targets. However, 18 other EU member states risk falling short in municipal waste recycling and landfill reduction. Particularly, countries in areas such as municipal waste recycling and reducing […]

COP28: Council sets out EU position for UN climate summit in Dubai

The European Union is gearing up for the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, 2023. The recently approved position emphasizes the opportunities that ambitious climate action brings for the planet, the global economy, and people. It’s crucial to ensure a transition to sustainable, climate-resilient, and climate-neutral […]

EU Strikes a Blow Against Greenwashing: Your Consumer Rights Matter

The European Union has just made a groundbreaking decision to crack down against greenwashing. If you care about transparency, sustainability, and holding businesses accountable – you won’t want to miss this. Learn how these new regulations will empower consumers and bring integrity to product labeling in the full article here: Read the full article here

Planet Earth’s Scientific Health Check: A Wake-Up Call!

A recent study reveals that Earth is failing the “scientific health check.” Six out of nine planetary boundaries are pushed beyond limits that are safe for humans. This includes climate, water resources, and biodiversity, raising urgent calls for climate and environmental action to restore stability.  Discover more critical climate news in this roundup of the […]