The EU wants to incentivize farmers to adopt carbon farming practices. Recently, the EU Commission summarized the challenges and actions needed to increase carbon removal. We outline four important ways the EU can enable carbon farming.
Sustainability reporting is becoming more important, but the different goals, frameworks and regulations create confusion. This introduction to sustainability reporting outlines the important points that companies should pay attention to.
Fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine linger despite recent possible de-escalation. RaboResearch has modelled the macroeconomic impact of three war scenarios. Worryingly, we see a high risk/reward scenario for Russia rather than just downside or for a more violent world order.
The economic impacts of a CO2 tax on combustion vary strongly across sectors, countries and scenarios. Yet, for overall Dutch GDP, it may not matter much whether the tax is introduced only in the Netherlands or also in the EU, EFTA and UK.
The current crisis in the Ukraine brings latent problems for the German economic model to the fore. We argue that there are four options for Germany: Muddling on, engaging with the West, strategic autonomy within Europe and engaging with the East.