Beiträge zum Stichwort 'climate action'

  • What to expect of the Paris Climate Summit (and beyond)

    Kornelis Blok, Katja Eisbrenner and Lina Li have contributed to this blog post.
    The Paris Climate Summit end 2015 raises high expectations, higher than ever since the 2009 Copenhagen Summit. But how should we rate these promising perspectives? We should not expect a ‘Paris’ pressure cooker that sud...
    Erstellt am 21-04-2015 Von: Rolf de Vos Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 2
  • Two steps forward, one step back

    Making sense of the climate change negotiations How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead. In September of last year, the world saw the largest popular protests on climate change to date. 400,000 people took to the streets in New York City; 40,000 in London. The demons...
    Erstellt am 02-04-2015 Von: Yvonne Deng Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • Business and policy: Paris 2015 needs the best of both worlds

    Global climate negotiations have hardly led to tangible climate policy tools over the last five years. The latest UN Climate Summit in Lima was no exception. By contrast, both businesses and local and regional authorities are developing plenty of new initiatives. Could the crucial 2015 conference in...
    Erstellt am 13-01-2015 Von: Rolf de Vos Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • Limiting temperature rise to 2°C is still possible

    This blog post by Cynthia Elliott, Yamide Dagnet, Michel den Elzen and Niklas Höhne is part of the ACT 2015 project and was originally published at wri.org on 16 July 2014.

    As the world continues to warm, many academics question whether the international goal to limit global temperature rise to 2°C i...
    Erstellt am 24-07-2014 Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 1
  • Neuland betreten zum Schutz des Klimas

    Dieser Blog Artikel wurde von Dr. Niklas Höhne verfasst: 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 Sachstands...
    Erstellt am 11-04-2014 Von: Rolf de Vos 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 This blog post has been written by Dr. Niklas Höhne: 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 e...
    Erstellt am 21-01-2014 Von: Kornelis Blok 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: Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • EU’s 2030 energy and climate package

    More than a greenhouse gas target needed This blog post has been written by Dr. Niklas Höhne: 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 impleme...
    Erstellt am 18-04-2013 Von: Rolf de Vos 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: Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 1
  • We can still limit global warming to 2°C!

    This blog post has been written by Dr. Niklas Höhne: 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...
    Erstellt am 15-11-2012 Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0