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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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18.05.2016
How A Brexit Would Impact Climate Change and Future Climate Negotiations

Climate change includes major changes in temperature, precipitation, and of course many other effects that will occur over several decades or longer. Now, we must address how a possible Brexit might impact climate change and future climate negotiations at the national, European and global levels.

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12.05.2016
Costing the Earth? An Overview of Loss and Damage

The concept of loss and damage due to the impacts of climate change first entered into the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiating text in 2008. Eight years on, the issue still appears to be little known to people outside of a specific community of policy actors, NGOs and academics working on the issue.

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04.04.2016
Grow Green: Tackling Climate Change Through Plant Protein Agriculture

There is a grave injustice at the heart of the global food system. Climate change has never been more prevalent, yet one of its principal perpetrators – the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption, species extinction, habitat loss, ocean dead zones and pollution, responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions (at least 14.5%) than all transport in the world combined – is being persistently ignored.

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