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Bruegel and i24c publish an interactive version of the report, "An approach to identify sources of low-carbon growth for Europe," written by Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow at Bruegel. It suggests that given the global decarbonisation concerns, the wide array of low-carbon technologies currently becoming available, offer a significant new growth potential for Europe.
With the pending Winter Package, including an Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation strategy, the European Commission has a chance to show that the EU has reached a crossroads, write Oliver Rapf and Julia Reinaud. The Commission can now choose between continuing on the bumpy road of fragmented and shallow renovations or getting on the ‘renovation autobahn’, where rapid and deep renovation unleashes the real potential of the construction sector.
Today the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) published its report “Nerves of steel” that analyses the performance of steel companies around the world in relation to this transformation and innovation challenge, highlighting company performance across a range of emissions and water-related metrics, which in aggregate could have a material impact on company performance.
The director of the i24c initiative, Martin Porter, was requested by the European Commission to moderate the high level stakeholder event on the public consultation on the Energy Union Research, Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy (EURICS) this month. The stakeholder event was convened by the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas.
Dr Julia Reinaud, Director for Research and Partnerships at i24c, took part in a panel discussion on June 20 titled "Innovation: the Way to a Low Carbon Economy?". The event, organised by Politico.eu brought together policy-makers, energy executives and thought leaders to discuss how the EU can promote the uptake of low-carbon technologies and solutions in order to both meet its climate objectives and industrial objectives.
As the European Commission elaborates its Energy Union strategy, and as national and local governments plan their contribution to the union’s aims of energy security, decarbonisation and cost-efficiency, they need to create an environment that nurtures innovation in policy, technology and business models, write Pascal Lamy and Philip Lowe.
Martin Porter outlines how industrial innovation aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing issues, including climate change, is already happening in Europe but needs to be scaled up and accelerated. He then presents principles for an ambitious European industrial strategy designed to support these innovations.
The COP21 Paris Agreement sends a clear signal that the transition to a decarbonised global economy is inevitable and now accelerating across the globe. If the EU wants to ensure it competes successfully in the new global economy, it urgently needs to comit to an ambitious European industrial innovation strategy.
i24c organised a breakfast debate in the European Parliament on the topic of “Does the EU Need an Industrial Policy Focused on Innovation?” This debate provided an opportunity for speakers to reiterate the need for the EU to adopt an industrial strategy focused on innovation to reconcile decarbonisation and industrial success
Transformative innovation in the construction value chain can be leveraged to deliver on both climate benefits after COP21 and economic gains. To deliver on this potential, policy has a key role to play especially to enable the emergence of challenge-driven innovation ecosystems involving all actors of the value chain.
Transformative innovation in the construction value chain can be leveraged to deliver on both climate benefits after COP21 and economic gains. To deliver on this potential, policy has a key role to play especially to enable the emergence of challenge-driven innovation ecosystems involving all actors of the value chain.
Transformative innovation in the construction value chain can be leveraged to deliver on both climate benefits after COP21 and economic gains. To deliver on this potential, policy has a key role to play especially to enable the emergence of challenge-driven innovation ecosystems involving all actors of the value chain.
i24c brings together economic policy-makers, new and established industrial entrepreneurs, cities and academic institutions with the aim of creating a new European industrial compact. Together, they seek to create a new vision for European industry as well as the evidence-base to achieve the transition to the new world economy.
Martin Porter, Executive Director of the i24c initiative, was interviewed by the Pan European Networks: Science & Technology magazine to discuss the objectives of i24c and its novel approach to industrial innovation.