Grid Study II published: New scenarios of Czech coal phase-out

Laura Haiselová

What would happen to Czech power grid in 2030 if all coal power plants were shut down? Even without coal-fired generation it is possible to ensure stable electricity supply in the Czech Republic, proves a study which we publicly presented in May 2018. Now we introduce new additional scenarios to the study, again analysed by Energynautics.

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Susanna Arus

Commentary on the EU Commission's new guidelines on climate reporting

The experience with the implementation of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and the analysis of the current status of companies’ sustainability reporting indicates that without clearer legal requirements, no guidance, no matter how good, will have substantial effect on the quality of companies reporting.

Susanna Arus

NGOs call on the EU Commission to clarify the legal framework for corporate sustainability reporting

Over 20 leading NGOs working on corporate transparency have published a statement calling on EU policy-makers to define companies’ disclosure obligations on sustainability issues on the occasion of tomorrow’s high-level conference on the future of corporate reporting hosted by the European Commission in Brussels.

Susanna Arus

Analysis: Companies failing to report meaningful information about their impacts on society and the environment

Under the Alliance for Corporate Transparency project Frank Bold and its partners have analysed how European companies disclose information necessary for understanding their impact on society and the environment, as required by the EU Non-financial Reporting Directive*. The initial findings of the project point to one overarching conclusion: most companies acknowledge in their reports the importance of environmental and social issues, but more often than not this information is not clear enough in terms of concrete issues, targets and principal risks. This year, the project has assessed over 100 companies from the sectors of Energy & Resource Extraction, Information and Communication Technologies, and Health Care. See full report here: (including detailed data, graphics and analysis) See videos from the launch event

Susanna Arus

European NGOs join forces to call for a green and just economy

LONDON/BRUSSELS -- A large group of civil society organisations have today set out their joint vision of what sustainable finance in Europe should look like, ahead of political transitions in the EU.   Nine NGOs and trade unions across Europe, including ShareAction, WWF, Global Witness, and E3G, have drafted a declaration listing their priorities for the year ahead, calling on policy-makers to create a regulatory framework that mainstreams human rights considerations, and encourages investors to measure the impacts of their activities on communities and the environment.  

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