Study: examples from four countries show how to decarbonise the heating sector. Local renewables are the future

Anna Michalčáková

More than a half of the energy consumed in the EU is used to heat and cool homes, offices, shops and other premises. In the context of the EU's efforts to reduce emissions, the decarbonisation of the heating sector is therefore inevitable. But how to achieve a successful transformation of the heating sector in the Czech Republic? We have reviewed examples of community heating plants abroad and outlined solutions applicable in CZ as well.



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Julia Otten

‘SME Relief Package’: European Commission should not undermine own sustainability reporting standards by exempting large companies through the back door

Brussels/Brno, 13 September 2023 - In light of today’s State of the Union Address by President von der Leyen and the  ‘SME relief package’ presented by the European Commission yesterday, Frank Bold calls on the Commission not to disregard the political agreement reached in 2022 on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The relief package should not exempt certain large companies from providing any sustainability data, including on climate or own workers.

Frank Bold's response to the ISSB future agenda priorities consultation

Last Friday, we submitted our recommendations to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)’s agenda priorities. Frank Bold encouraged the ISSB to:

Julia Otten

Sustainable value chains: European Parliament adopts its negotiating position on the Corporate Sustainability due Diligence Directive

Today, the European Parliament has adopted its negotiating position on the proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). A majority of 366 Members of the Parliament voted in favour of almost all the amendments endorsed by the Committee on Legal Affairs in April, with 225 votes against and 38 abstentions. The vote reflects cross-party support for an enhanced contribution by businesses to sustainability and a clear mandate for the rapporteur to negotiate with the Commission and the Council. 

Susanna Arus

Upholding EU’s Sustainability Leadership: The Imperative for Ambitious Reporting Standards

By the end of July, the European Commission is expected to adopt its first set of sustainability reporting standards (ESRS). The standards will impact 50,000 European companies and thousands international corporate groups.

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