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07.11.2018
The IPCC Report and Its Political Implications

As we approach the early December COP climate summit, Bert Metz explains what the recent IPCC report on global warming means for the planet, the economy and for Europe.

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06.11.2018
Tackling the Climate Crisis Is Impossible – Yet We Need To Do It

Political will stands in the way of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, but the Greens’ resolution for ambitious climate action must not waver.

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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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17.03.2015
First in the class, but not best in the Class – The EU’s Proposal for the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris

The European Commission recently released its vision for the global climate change agreement, which is due to be adopted in Paris in December. It is worth noting that the EU is the first negotiating party to present its offer for the Paris agreement. Nevertheless, the extent to which the offer paves the way to an ambitious climate deal in Paris is questionable indeed.

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01.03.2015
A “Plan B” for European Security: Mitigating Climate Change Through Military Procurement

Climate change represents a unique opportunity for Europe’s green parties to “lead the way” by developing a sound strategy for “greening” Europe’s foreign and security policy – and in the process revamping this stagnant dimension of European integration.

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07.11.2014
Latest IPCC report shows we can still prevent climate change

The new IPCC report on climate change marks the last word from the scientific community ahead of the very important COP21 meeting in Paris next year. Internationally things may be moving in the right direction, but the political will to fully embrace a divestment from fossil fuels to renewables isn’t quite there yet. Nonetheless, activists are working on it…

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01.11.2014
Poverty and the Climate Crisis Are Two Sides of the Same Challenge

Poverty and the ecological crisis are different symptoms of the same crisis Europe and the world are experiencing. Only a responsible commitment based on social justice, eco-development and sustainability can assure a safe common future. The case of Portugal illustrates the challenges faced worldwide.

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01.11.2014
The EU in Climate Negotiations: Losing the Lead

On the 20th of September, we witnessed with excitement the greatest international mobilisation against climate change ever held. And while changes appear to be occurring, we’re still waiting for a proper international agreement on climate change to be reached…

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01.11.2014
Europe and the Fight Against Climate Change

An interview with Amy Dahan, conducted by Rémi Beau.

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25.09.2014
Fighting global warming is a marathon, not a sprint

Climate change is the biggest threat and the greatest challenge that our civilisation has ever faced and no single country is able to solve this problem on its own. This is why World leaders must urgently achieve an ambitious and binding agreement.

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