In the annual World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, which outlined the major challenges the world would be facing in 2020, all of the “top long-term risks by likelihood’’ were environmental. Even though a global health pandemic was highlighted as an imminent risk, climate change mitigation dominated every policy discussion leaving no room to even … Continue reading Economic and Monetary Union in COVID-19 times
« I see the climate transition as a huge opportunity for European economy and businesses » stated Ursula Von der Leyen in her keynote speech at Business Europe Day ; as if to counter the partisans of the theory that the Green Deal is there to constrain industries into conforming to broad environmental goals. And indeed, the Green … Continue reading The Green Deal at Business Europe Day 2020, a partnership with industry?
Thoughts from the Digital Solar and Storage conferences, Brussels, 2019 Solar energy is the new hype right now, especially with the new developments throughout the legislative frameworks in Europe. To those who are curious about this topic, let me tell you that the demand for solar energy in Europe is expected to grow up to … Continue reading Blockchain and solar energy: is it a yes or a no?
Highlights from the Think Digital Summit 2019 in Brussels What are the challenges for emerging as a state, as a corporation, as an individual, within this new world of artificial intelligence, high tech or, simply, basic digitalization? Should we discuss values, ethics, profit? How do we balance them? Well, I have entered the building where … Continue reading Thinking Digital in an ethical and progressive manner: challenges and solutions
How can digital innovations contribute to the EU’s ambitious programme for a sustainable energy transition? The Digital Solar & Storage Conference addressed these questions with over 250 industry players, experts, policy makers and media representatives which attended the event at Brussels’ Thurn & Taxis area. More than 55 expert speakers came, including high-level European policymakers. … Continue reading Harnessing Synergies From Digitalisation and Green Energy
The ThinkDigital Summit addressed the digitalisation efforts of the EU in several industrial sectors, and provided an outlook for the use of Artificial Intelligence in the near future. The event featured three panel discussions and a final presentation of an EU-funded project. Didier Reynders, the elect-Commissioner for Justice (as of Dec 01, 2019) opened the … Continue reading The EU’s Way To ThinkDigital