17.11.2015
The Campaign that Took Over the World: Fossil Fuel Divestment

An interview with Danielle Paffard and Melanie Mattauch from the UK and EU branches of 350.org.

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01.09.2015
Going on the Offensive – A Picture of Scotland’s Anti-Fracking Movement

The effective grassroots campaigning of Scottish communities, who have fought the Scottish government and unconventional gas companies, is an inspiring story for those across the UK and the rest of Europe.

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21.08.2015
Renewable Italy in the Transition to the Post-Fossil Era

On Sunday, June 16th, 2013, between the hours of 2:00 and 3:00 p.m., the price of electricity in Italy (the PUN or Single National Price) hit zero for the first time in history. In other words, electricity demand was fully covered by renewables. For the Italian energy sector and consumers this was an historic moment and an historic date.

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12.08.2015
Why Green Technologies Matter for International Security

Their worlds are still far apart: national security and foreign policy experts have traditionally thought of energy mainly in terms of the need to secure access to energy resources from abroad while avoiding strategic dependence on the suppliers.

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09.05.2015
The EU’s Fifth Project – Transitional Governance in the Service of Sustainable Societies

The European Union can find a democratic revival by supporting social innovation and by extension contribute significantly to the ecological transition. That is the primary conclusion of the framing paper that was just published by Professor Olivier De Schutter in preparation for the Francqui International Conference that will take place on May 8-9th, 2014 in Brussels.

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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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01.05.2014
Climate/Energy: The Empire Strikes Back

An interview with Claude Turmes, Green MEP from Luxembourg (Die Greng).

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30.04.2014
Reconciling Town and Nature: an Experiment in Paris

As Green Deputy Mayor of the 20th district of Paris from 2001 to 2014, Fabienne Giboudeaux, initiated an architectural complex of 47 social housing units, a gymnasium and a 600 m2 roof garden in one of the most densely populated district of Paris.

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21.11.2013
Poland Doesn’t Give a Damn

The ongoing Climate Summit in Warsaw has been relegated to the sidelines by the Polish media – the social and political debate in Poland definitely doesn’t tend to question a coal, shale gas and nuclear future for the country.

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01.10.2013
Industry Meets Green Economy: Real Potential for Reconversion

Italy may be in the news for its economic and political uncertainty, but beneath the radar many manufacturing companies are making the necessary conversion to a sustainable and ecological future.

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