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Beiträge zum Stichwort 'climate action'

  • Neuland betreten zum Schutz des Klimas

    Mehr Klimaschutz ist dringender denn je. Das Tempo könnte deutlich erhöht werde, wenn wir bereit sind, Neuland zu betreten. Das “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC)” veröffentlicht nun den letzten Teil seines fünften Sachstandsberichts, in dem es um Klimaschutz geht. Mit 235 führenden...
    Erstellt am 11-04-2014 Von: Niklas Höhne Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • What is a “fair” contribution of the EU to the 2°C limit?

    40% emission reductions by 2030 is not enough A greenhouse gas reduction target for the EU in 2030 would have to be in the order of 50% or more (with a large range) below 1990 to be compatible with the EU’s goal to limit global temperature increase to 2°C. Since 1996 the EU has repeatedly emphasised its commitment to help limit global temperat...
    Erstellt am 21-01-2014 Von: Niklas Höhne Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • Is it time to devolve climate change policy making?

    Too often, when designing and implementing national strategy and policy such as Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) or Nationally-Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), the efforts of national and sub-national actors are not well aligned. Barriers such as poor communication, lack of incenti...
    Erstellt am 02-10-2013 Von: Nicholas Harrison Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • EU’s 2030 energy and climate package

    More than a greenhouse gas target needed The energy and climate package agreed by the EU in 2008 formed a milestone in EU policy making. It included a target to achieve 20% of renewable energy, 20% energy efficiency improvements, and 20% reductions in GHG emissions by 2020. The implementation status of these targets is mixed: Renewable...
    Erstellt am 18-04-2013 Von: Niklas Höhne Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • US climate action: A call for more than individual approaches

    Global climate change affects the American public with growing visibility and ferocity. As severe weather events wreak havoc on the East coast or wildfires consume hundreds of thousands of acres in the West, concern about the effects of climate change grow. In addition, the American public bears a h...
    Erstellt am 10-01-2013 Von: Diane Broad Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 1
  • We can still limit global warming to 2°C!

    An increase in the global mean temperature of two degrees would already result in fatal consequences: The agricultural productivity would be heavily impaired, the sea level would rise by up to one metre in this century and dying coral reefs would threaten the attached food chain. Europe would suffer...
    Erstellt am 15-11-2012 Von: Niklas Höhne Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • Climate Policy and the US Election

    Although Climate Change was hardly mentioned in the US Presidential campaigns, truly massive forces struggled behind the scenes. A series of Supreme Court rulings unleashed corporate campaign spending, with one estimate placing the total cost of the 2012 election at $6 billion. Although court ruling...
    Erstellt am 08-11-2012 Von: Ken Dragoon Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 1
  • Climate and energy policies of the new Netherlands’ government

    On Monday, the Liberal party (VVD) and the Social Democrats (PvdA) have presented their coalition agreement. It contains some really interesting mentions of a series of measures for climate, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Overall, we see healthy climate change ambitions to at least follow ...
    Erstellt am 02-11-2012 Von: Thomas Winkel Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 1
  • Wedging the Gap

    A bottom-up approach to the global climate challenge Weather records are piling up in the US and worldwide, and the seasonal state of the Arctic sea ice melt is the worst we’ve seen so far. And in the meantime, greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, where they should now start to go down to keep average global warming below 2 degrees C (3.6 degree...
    Erstellt am 19-06-2012 Von: Kees van der Leun Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0