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06.09.2017
Think Global, Act Local: The Role of Regional Actors in Climate Protection

One state in Germany- alongside many in the US – is showing that sub-national actors can take a lead in protecting the climate.

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05.09.2017
Are Some Cities Too Big To Be Saved? Hurricane Harvey and Lessons from South Texas

Recent extreme weather events in the US can teach Europe valuable lessons about how to prepare for similar situations.

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02.08.2017
European Fire Governance in the Era of Megafires

The recent spate of wildfires in Portugal and elsewhere raises serious questions about the adequacy of European fire governance.

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01.04.2017
It’s the Security, Stupid! How Greens Could Shape the EU’s Climate Security Policy

To foster real security in Europe, global environmental factors must be taken into account and integrated into security-building practices.

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22.02.2017
“Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining”: What a Trump Presidency Can Do for Climate Change

Could Trump’s climate-skeptic administration inadvertently contribute to the fight against climate change?

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14.12.2016
The Paris Climate Plan Is on Life Support: Can Negative Emissions Deliver on Global Climate Ambitions?

Post-Trump, should Greens embrace the potential of negative carbon emissions?

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29.11.2016
COP 22: From Unthinkable to Unstoppable?

What can we take away from COP22 in light of Trump’s victory & what are the next steps? An interview with Lucile Schmid and Bas Eickhout.

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15.11.2016
The Divestment Movement: a Climate Policy Game Changer?

Where does the key to the divestment movement’s success lie? And how much does the success of COP 22 depend on divestment?

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19.08.2016
Gold’s Hidden Climate Footprint

The case of the small village of Trun in Bulgaria – threatened by a new gold-mining project – is a stark illustration of how the interests of biodiversity, nature and ordinary people living in the area can simply be dismissed. A proliferation of such projects could have a serious impact on the ecology of the entire region, as well as contributing to a global impact on the climate.

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24.06.2016
Vattenfall: The Downfall of the European Greens?

The Swedish power company Vattenfall, its mining activities and its impact throughout Europe – especially in Germany – illustrates the need for Greens to Europeanise their battles and their cooperation. Environmental protection and cross-national cooperation are two values that European Greens pride themselves on upholding. Vattenfall is and should be a test case for European Greens.

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