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Time to wake up

29 September 2014

Time to wake up

In October 2014, European leaders of state will reach a decision about the EU climate
and energy policy (CEP) framework for 2030. The proposed framework by the
European Commission sets out to increase the share of renewable energy to at least
27% by 2030, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40%,
increasing energy efficiency by 30%, and implementing a series of other measures
aimed at promoting competitive, secure, and sustainable energy use.

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HSD Issue Brief no. 5: Disaster Resilience and Climate Change

3 September 2014

HSD Issue Brief no. 5: Disaster Resilience and Climate Change

When looking at climate change and natural disasters, the focus of governments and companies is increasingly shifting from mitigation to adaptation, or ‘resilience’: how do we make sure systems bounce back as quickly as possible once a disaster has struck?

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Sustainable (Re)Construction. The Potential of the Renovation Market

12 February 2014

Sustainable (Re)Construction. The Potential of the Renovation Market

The construction industry is one of the key economic sectors in Europe, but it was hit hard by the financial crisis. In the euro zone, employment in construction declined by a quarter since 2008. These difficult times raise important questions about the future path of the construction industry.

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The Geopolitics of Shale Gas

11 February 2014

The Geopolitics of Shale Gas

The US’ shale gas revolution could in the long term destabilize traditional oil- and gas exporters in the European Union (EU) neighborhood: A combination of substitution effects and greater energy efficiency, could put pressure on the price of oil, leading to fiscal difficulties in traditional hydrocarbon exporting countries.

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New Players New Game?

25 October 2012

New Players New Game?

Futures for Copper

6 June 2012

Futures for Copper

Scarcity of Minerals

1 January 2010

Scarcity of Minerals

Future Issue: The Arctic

1 October 2009

Future Issue: The Arctic