Category Archives: EMEA

Stranded Carbon Assets: A Change Towards a Low Carbon Economy

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Sebastian Ljungwaldh
Sustainability Services EMEA

In late September 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its first report (of three) to assess the impacts of climate change and global warming. The IPCC concluded that fossil fuels are behind the majority of the increase in CO₂ concentrations since the industrial revolution and is due mostly to human activities.

To avoid going beyond a two degree… Read More

Hedging Your Bets – EMR Update

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Dane Wilkins
Renewable Energy Capital, UK

In August 2013 DECC published further details on the draft contract terms it will offer investors in low-carbon energy projects under the proposed Feed in Tariffs with Contracts for Difference (“FiT CfDs”). The updated terms shed further light on the types of risk facing both developers and investors wanting to commission low carbon projects under the new CfD… Read More

The holy grail of socio-economic sustainability

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Anne-Sophie Blin
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

A while ago, I found out about a research project led by the London School of Economics, called Mappiness. The purpose of this project is to gain data to explore how people’s happiness is affected by their local environment (e.g. air pollution, noise levels, green spaces). I think this project raised a very important issue: there… Read More

Categories: EMEA, Sustainability.

Olympics 2012 and what it means for London

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Katie Kopec
Director, Development Consulting

With under a week to go London is buzzing!  With all the Olympic Nation’s flags flying in the streets, our roads adorned with Olympic symbols and the tubes covered in Olympic signage to guide the ever growing audience to their destinations, London and Londoners are ready for the greatest show on earth.

As a passionate sporting nation and one where pomp and… Read More

Categories: EMEA, Olympics 2012.

Why we should welcome mandatory reporting of carbon emissions in the UK

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Anne-Sophie Blin
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

I attended a Defra consultation workshop a year ago on the potential introduction of mandatory carbon reduction in the UK and worked on Jones Lang LaSalle’s response to the UK government’s consultation. At the time, I had some doubts that this legislation would ever come about: it was being discussed in a very uncertain economic climate… Read More

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