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23 Nov 17, 0
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Issue 1/2018

Germany flunks EU climate targets

Once a climate frontrunner, Germany’s failure to cut emissions in transport and agriculture means it will fall short of its contribution to the EU’s 2020 climate targets. It may now have to buy its way out.
1 Mar 18, Joachim Wille 0
Issue 4/2017

Video: Carbon pricing, switch to auctions

Editor-in-Chief Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann on the current debate surrounding carbon emissions, the continuing failure of the European trading scheme to deliver a just price for carbon dioxide, and how the switch to auctions is putting the expansion goals for renewable energies at risk.
23 Nov 17, 0
Main topics
Issue 1/2018

Poland moves to gag climate movement

Poland has passed a law restricting freedom of assembly at this year’s international climate summit in Katowice. Moreover, police will have the power to collect and use information on conference participants in the name of security. They could get it directly from the UN Climate Secretariat.
1 Mar 18, Susanne Schwarz 0
Issue 1/2018

Putting a price on nature

WWF has named a former banker and economist as its new president. With the appointment, the environmental body hopes to highlight the importance of factoring the value of clean air and water into GDP calculations.
1 Mar 18, Christian Mihatsch 0
says Felix Matthes, research coordinator for energy and climate policy at the Oeko-Institut. He believes it is vital for the structural transformation to avoid sudden and dangerous breaks with the past. Accordingly, he calls on Germany’s new government to define clear strategies for action to safeguard the transition to renewables and compliance with climate targets.
Issue 5/2017
The pursuit of efficiency gains is not limited to wind turbines. Faced with falling remuneration levels, an entire industry is getting to grips with this very task. Meanwhile, it is on the look-out for new business models.
Issue 5/2017
The Correctiv research centre is devoted to righting social wrongs through journalism. Its recent project on sea-level rise highlights just how serious the threat has already become in many parts of the world.
Editor-in-chief Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann comments on one of the topics in our latest issue of new energy: the disfunctional European Emissions Trading System and current, rather unambitious attempts to revamp it.

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