Germany holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Presidency of the North Seas Energy Cooperation for the remainder of 2020. It is using these platforms to promote the abundant potential of offshore wind energy in Europe. The next six months present an opportunity for Germany to steer the EU towards advancing the European Green Deal through the development of offshore technologies and the provision of finance opportunities for offshore wind projects.
On 27 April 2020, David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the WHO Director-General for COVID-19, gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises the key points of this address and provides an overview of the steps taken by the WHO in response to the outbreak, how governments are responding to the crisis and what can be done to help the developing world.
In his address to the IIEA, Kevin McGeeney analyses the risks posed by climate change to the financial system. Mr McGeeney examines the recent developments in the renewable energy markets and discusses the emerging trend of mandatory climate-related financial risk disclosures, as proposed by the European Commission and the Financial Stability Board.