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Develop Corporate Sustainability Strategy

Following the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, global progress on addressing climate change appeared to slow for a number of years. In the absence of strong and coordinated political action, companies came to realize that they could take climate action substantially faster than political systems...
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Carbon Neutrality and NEV Growth in China: What’s Next for Foreign Players?

In September 2020, President Xi Jinping declared that China would be carbon neutral by 2060. This goal has provided fresh impetus to accelerate the development of China’s New Energy Vehicles (NEV) industry...
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Looking Ahead to 2021: Key Business Sectors and Issues

Looking ahead to 2021, APCO Worldwide’s business experts analyzed potential trends and provided their predictions for the new year—examining the future of hospitality, global energy, financial technology and capital markets—where all signs point to continued focus on health, tech and safety...
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Europe Promises Technology-Neutral Pathway for Cutting Transport Emissions

The European Commission laid down its vision for the future of the transport sector by presenting a ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy’. This new and highly anticipated plan aims to strengthen the role played by the mobility ecosystem in pursuing the EU Green Deal by setting out various milestones for each mode of transport to ultimately become zero-emission...
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Three Reasons Why the Green Party Is Set to Dominate German Energy Policy

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently dominating the public discourse and political decision making, it appears that the climate debate has somewhat become less prominent on the public agenda. However, this does not mean that green issues have become less relevant...
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2020 Trends and the Future of Energy

Corporations in all sectors are facing massive changes in energy sources. While thinking about the means and ways of reducing their CO2 footprint, they must also try to secure a reliable and economical supply of power and heat...
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What Executives of Energy Companies Need to Consider

As climate issues are on top of the European and international agendas, energy company executives need to rethink their current approach and consider creating corporate models that meet the needs of a growing population in diverse economies in a sustainable way...
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The UK’s Net-Zero Emissions Pledge Promises Opportunity

It has been almost nine months since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its landmark report on global warming. The report shook the world with its warnings about the need to immediately cut carbon emissions or risk global catastrophe...
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Goodbye German Coal

Last week, all eyes were on Germany, which outlined its path towards a coal-free future: The instated Commission, consisting of industry representatives, trade association members, environmental group advocates, representatives of the German coal states and scientists, presented its final 330-page report, setting lignite and hard coal an end date by 2038 the latest...
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Is the EU's Energy Union on Track?

Europe's energy transition is certainly well underway, but has the progress on bringing the Energy Union project to life been fast enough? ..
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