FleishmanHillard Brussels launches FH2050 climate and sustainability practice
June 30, 2020
With the launch of its FH2050 climate and sustainability practice, FleishmanHillard Brussels strengthens its offer in the sustainability space. This will help organisations navigate, communicate and engage with the green recovery. Climate change and sustainability have long been significant drivers of European public policy. Now for the first time, the Sustainable Development Goals are mainstreamed into EU policies and initiatives. The COVID-19 crisis has only served to catalyse Europe’s ambition, and focus minds on the...
EnergiseEurope roundtable: How can we make carbon pricing work for decarbonisation?
May 7, 2019
The revised EU Emission Trading System (ETS) for the period 2021-2030 will be one of the main drivers towards the reduction of Greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in the power sector and in industry. The new renewable energy and energy efficiency targets will contribute to the same aim, tackling sectors such as building and transport. However, if the 2050 Paris target of carbon neutrality is to be met, it will require the EU to dramatically increase...
EnergiseEurope roundtable: Sustainable Finance – What role for the energy sector?
March 28, 2019
The EU Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy and the Sustainable Finance Package adopted by the European Commission in 2018 will play a crucial role in shaping investments decisions and business models in the energy sector over the next decades. While political debates are tough and ongoing both at national and EU levels, and with EU elections around the corner, a trend towards decarbonising European economies has been set. A sense of urgency is also increasingly coming across...
EU Climate & Energy Policy: Ending the year with a bang
December 19, 2018
A landmark year for the EU energy and climate policy draws to a close. The European institutions are finalising complex agreements on new rules for the internal electricity market as part of the Clean Energy Package adopted by the European Commission in November 2016. Regulations aimed at cutting emissions of light and heavy vehicles are also reaching towards the final stage of negotiations between the Council and the Parliament. Over the past months, the European...
Energy policy: What are the priorities for the next Commission starting in 2019? #FHYearofChange
October 30, 2018
2019 represents the Year of Change in many sectors, including energy policy. Specialised in environmental and energy policy, Kaja Hengstenberg talks about the many priorities for the next Commission. She outlines the different discussions that will emerge regarding the Clean Energy Package, energy taxation, gas legislation and the Governance of the Energy Union. Unfortunately, we can't predict how these discussions will unfold. Yet, we can confirm that the EU will seek to maintain a global role...
New French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition appointed
September 11, 2018
Last week, Mr. François de Rugy was appointed to the position of Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, in replacement of Nicolas Hulot. The latter’s resignation, a popular and high-profile new comer to politics, came as a surprise and a shock, whose wave has further weakened the government of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. This happened at a difficult time for President Emmanuel Macron and his government, facing feeble growth and several damaging polemics. François...
Delivering Paris – a new roadmap for 2050? Roundtable report
June 19, 2018
On 12 June 2018, FleishmanHillard hosted an EnergiseEurope roundtable to discuss perspectives for the EU’s long-term decarbonisation strategy due to be published by the European Commission by the end of the year. Megan Richards, Director Energy Policy at the European Commission's DG Energy, talked to us about the process for the drafting of the document, while Antje Fiehn, Senior Manager European Energy and Climate Policy at the Confederation of German Industry (BDI) presented the results...
Roundtable: “Delivering Paris – the difficult part: Decarbonising the EU industry”
January 23, 2018
On 13 February 2018, FleishmanHillard is organising another “Energise Europe” roundtable. This edition will be dedicated to "Delivering Paris – the difficult part: Decarbonising the EU industry". Delivery of the Paris Climate Agreement is one of the driving strategic priorities of the European Union, as both a commitment to tackle the challenge of climate change, and an opportunity for Europe to show geopolitical leadership in the world. Establishing how Europe meets its Paris targets across...