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On the way to electromobility - a green(er) but more unequal future?

As it becomes clearer and clearer that none of the 14 million jobs in the broad automobile industry will remain unaffected by the transition to e-mobility, less attention has been paid to what would happen if Europe’s car industry failed to keep pace with the global competition in fast-evolving zero emission technologies. A new book from ETUI... Find out more

Peter Nitsche-Whitfield

Beyond economic growth

It is widely accepted that the pursuit of economic growth is becoming increasingly infeasible and undesirable, necessitating substantial changes to European economies. European economic activity in terms of emissions, resource use, pollution and impacts on biodiversity is ecologically unsustainable. In the face of tipping points soon to be reached... Find out more

Elena Verdolini

Interlinkages between the just ecological transition and the digital transformation

Notwithstanding increasing policy and academic debate around the ‘twin’ digital and ecological transitions, there is no systematic assessment of their linkages, potential synergies and trade-offs. Most fundamentally, the full extent of challenges that their interaction poses for the prospects of a ‘just transition’ is not fully understood. This... Find out more

Tommaso Pardi

Heavier, faster and less affordable cars

Between 1990 and 2019, the European transport sector was expected to reduce its CO 2 emissions by 40 per cent to keep track with the 100 per cent CO 2 reduction target on the 1990 level set by the European Commission for 2050. But, in fact, the transport sector has increased its CO 2 emissions by 32 per cent during these last 30 years, with... Find out more

Matteo Mandelli

Mapping eco-social policy mixes for a just transition in Europe

Just transition is becoming an increasingly popular concept to address the social consequences of industrial decarbonization, which EU countries have committed to pursue through the European Green Deal. These consequences include increasing redundancies – especially in carbon-intensive firms – and losses of income and well-being in marginalised... Find out more

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May 02, 2023

GreenReads: IPCC 6th assessment report - New dire European State of the Climate report

IPCC 6th assessment report – synthesis On 20 March 2023, climate scientists published another ‘last warning’ on the climate emergency. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the... Find out more

May 02, 2023

ETUI training on energy poverty

In February 2023, the Education Department of the ETUI, in partnership with the French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and the Institute of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE), led... Find out more

May 02, 2023

UN Water Conference 2023: towards a future water governance?

The United Nations Water Conference 2023 is an important step towards addressing water insecurity, a critical issue in the face of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Following the... Find out more

May 02, 2023

Provisional agreement on energy efficiency: lights and shadows

On 10 March 2023, the European Council and the Parliament reached a provisional agreement to reform the EU Energy Efficiency Directive , which lays down rules and obligations for achieving the EU’s... Find out more

May 02, 2023

EU strategy for critical raw materials

On 16 March, the EU Commission presented a proposal for a regulation (the Critical Raw Materials Act) and a communication that included potential actions to secure the supply of ‘critical raw... Find out more