January 2011

Climate, Energy and Competitiveness: An Eight-Point Programme

On the eve of the European Council on energy and innovation policy, Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of the European Climate Foundation and co-chair of the Lisbon Council’s Eco-Innovators Network, issues a far-reaching Eight-Point Programme for addressing the challenge of climate change and raising Europe’s competitiveness in a key 21st century economic battlefield. “European leaders must work to understand the changing nature of climate and energy policies – and the opportunity that this shift provides,” Mr. Kortenhorst writes, adding “Concerted action taken at the February European Council can give Europe the lead in the 21st centuries’ main fields of competition.”