February 6, 2024

Q.E.D. Why Politicians Need an Evidence-based Approach to Policy Problems

Poor policymaking has significantly contributed to Europe’s challenges across various fields. Despite politicians’ professed commitment to evidence-based policymaking, the paper highlights how decisions are infected by populism and short-termism.
August 23, 2023

Profit-driven Sustainability: the Market Forces Behind Esg Compliance

Politicians often forget that it is profit that drives firms in a society built upon the tangible benefits of capitalism, and that it is the pursuit of profit that will lead companies to adopt sustainable environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) practices.
March 29, 2023

Emission Possible

This paper urges EU decision makers to include transportation and buildings into the already existing Emissions Trading System (ETS). The study found that consolidating the ETS would create a more efficient and cost-effective way to reduce CO2 emissions in the EU.
June 15, 2022

Only A Sith Deals In Absolutes: How To Nudge The Taxonomy Towards Light Side

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced the European Union and its member states to substantially revise their energy policy in order to meet short-term targets such as the security of supplies and the reduction of reliance on Russian imports of energy commodities.
February 2, 2021

The EU National Energy And Climate Plans

With the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, the European Union has committed to being carbon-neutral by 2050. In order to achieve this goal, the EU Commission and the Member States have agreed upon binding targets to be met by 2030: emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) shall be cut by at least 40 per cent below 1990 levels, renewable energies shall cover at least 32 per cent of final energy demand, and energy efficiency shall be improved by at least 32.5 per cent as compared to business-as-usual.