04.07.2013
Can We Avoid a 500PPM Scenario?

Is the fight against climate change a declarative one, or a genuine one?

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01.07.2013
End or Beginning? Europe as the Trailblazer of the Green Revolution

The decisive question for the coming decades is not ‘if’ but ‘how’ the global economy will grow. We are currently in the middle of a green revolution in which millions are already participating. To advance, however, we need effective environmental policy at national and international levels. And above all, we need a European Green New Deal.

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01.07.2013
Building a Common Green Vocabulary

These four debates are gateways to penetrating the transnational complexity of the European environmental debate, interconnecting national public spaces where debates on the fundamental issues for our future are still being carried out in an overly compartmentalised fashion.

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28.06.2013
The Sciences Required for Understanding Sustainability

A problem cannot be solved using the same thought that created it.

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06.06.2013
The Energiewende – the Result of a Powerful Mass Movement from Below

Fifteen years ago, the liberalisation of the energy market and passage of the Renewable Energy Resources Act turned Germany’s energy market on its head.

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23.05.2013
Smart Growth – Twelve Theses

A relationship with, not against, nature should be one of the core principles of ‘green growth’.

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16.05.2013
Carbon Trading – Why Backloading the Backloading Proposal Was a Big Deal

As the level of CO2 in the atmosphere passes the 400ppm mark, the failure of the European Parliament to rescue Europe’s emissions trading scheme looks even more alarming.

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27.02.2013
The Potential of ‘True Pricing’

How can markets work for sustainability? True Price aims to display a product’s true costs – including its environmental and social costs – to enable consumers to make more informed choices.

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15.02.2013
Why “Population Matters” Is Wrong

As the global population climbs ever higher, is there an argument to be made that combating climate change and many other environmental problems require taking steps to limit this growth? This thinking blames the victim and can even be anti-women.

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24.01.2013
Transition Initiatives: a Critical Assessment

The Transition Initiative movement is growing rapidly. It is an innovating and positive contribution to the debate on sustainability, but what are its potential pitfalls?

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