Category: General

Why Sandbag?

When we set up Sandbag in 2008 we chose the name 'Sandbag' for a simple reason. To make a link between one of the likely impacts of climate change: increased flooding (thanks to changes in rainfall patterns and increased sea level) and the need for action....

Back-loading agreed, next stop structural reform.

Structural reform of the EU ETS came one step closer today with the agreement by EU Member States to enter into informal negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission on the back-loading of allowances in the emissions trading scheme. This...

Has Germany benefited from the Carbon Market?

In a recent collaboration Sandbag has been working with the [Wuppertal Institute](http://wupperinst.org/en/home/ "") on a report investigating the benefits of the carbon market for Germany. Specifically this work has looked to better understand to what extend German...

EU climate policy outpaced by emissions reductions

This morning the [European Environment Agency (EEA)](http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/trends-and-projections-2013 "") published a new report estimating Europe's emissions were roughly 18% below 1990 levels in 2012, almost reaching the 20% target due in 2020. But...

The shale debate is over, now let’s talk about climate targets

A [speech given this morning](https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-myths-and-realities-of-shale-gas-exploration "") by Energy Secretary Ed Davey to the Royal Society should help soothe the rattled nerves of the climate movement and help bring the debate on shale...