Government Issue 18

Issue 18 of Government addresses the recent rise in terrorist activity in Europe, and offers a number of perspectives on the role international policy can play in tackling this urgent challenge. This edition’s energy and environment sections look to the future of fuels, and examine how renewables might interact with the EU’s ambitious circular economy strategy and climate change targets. Finally, it concludes with a special focus on recent controversy surrounding the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

How is international policy developing?

What does the future of energy look like?

  • Jean-Marc Jossart of the European Biomass Association talks about the EU’s strategy for heating and cooling;
  • KIC InnoEnergy chief technology officer Antoni Martínez assesses the role of carbon capture and storage in Europe’s energy transition; and
  • James Watson of SolarPower Europe discusses the role of industry in creating a sustainable future based on renewables.

How is environment policy changing?

  • Director of the European Environment Agency Hans Bruyninckx offers his thoughts on the circular economy;
  • Beat Späth of EuropaBio explains the controversy around the use of genetically modified crops in EU agriculture; and
  • Renowned economist Professor Jeffrey D Sachs emphasises the need for new action to tackle today’s food and agriculture challenges.

How can doping in sport be prevented?