Year: 2024

  • Are you fit for 2024? Communicating in a year of change

    February 27, 2024

    It’s no secret that 2024 will be all about voting, and that the world, including Europe, may look very different in 12 months’ time. More than 200 million EU citizens will be able to cast their vote to elect the next members of the European Parliament – and this will only be the second-largest election of many set to happen in 2024 (after India in April-May). In such a scenario, where virtually every player with...

  • Why Europe needs a water resilience strategy

    February 8, 2024

    One quarter of the global population is currently facing an unprecedented level of water stress. Europe is no exception: as a result of the rising temperatures dictated by climate change, water scarcity is already a reality for many Europeans. The European Commission's findings that 38% of the EU population and 29% of the EU territory were  in 2019. In summer 2022, the European Drought Observatory's report that approximately 44% of continental Europe was in a...

  • Implementation time: Can Member States put EU climate ambition into practice?

    January 31, 2024

    Current energy and climate policies of EU Member States are not sufficient to achieve the EU’s 2030 climate target. This is one of the conclusions from the European Commission’s assessment of the draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) published just before Christmas. A tough message, especially as the EU is grappling with a wave of European and national elections, a lack of global industrial competitiveness and the requirement to set a more ambitious climate...