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    Issue 5/2019

    No surprises in New York

    The results of the recent climate summit convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres were disappointing. Among the more hopeful messages was India’s pledge to boost solar power, while Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders for their apathy.
    30 Oct 19, Joachim Wille 0
  • Politics
    Issue 5/2019

    Green Deal team unveiled

    In the incoming European Commission, Dutch social democrat Frans Timmermans will be in charge of climate action as vice-president. Other portfolios such as energy and transport will be subordinate to him in the new hierarchy.
    30 Oct 19, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Interview

    “A Europe-wide carbon pricing system would send a strong signal”

    ... says Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Edenhofer believes that the likelihood of Germany introducing a carbon price has increased of late, in light of the success of the Fridays for Future movement and the shifts in the political landscape evidenced in the recent European elections.
    23 Aug 19, Interviewed by Astrid Dähn and Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Politics
    Issue 2/2019

    Energy Outlook under fire

    While renewables continued to grow in 2018 according to one report, another major source of energy data is being criticised for downplaying the necessities of climate action.
    23 Apr 19, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 1/2019

    Blueprint in place for German coal phase-out

    Germany should exit coal by 2038 at the latest, says a government task force. In contrast to industry, trade unions and many environmentalists, governing party CDU is still not convinced.
    22 Feb 19, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 5/2018

    A passport for climate refugees

    Faced with rising sea levels, the inhabitants of some island states will soon be left with no choice but to leave their country behind. Advisors to the German government are proposing a system to ensure “dignified and safe migration” for those affected.
    17 Oct 18, Joachim Wille 0
  • Politics
    Issue 3&4/2018

    Compromise in Brussels

    The European Parliament and Member States have agreed on renewables and energy efficiency targets for 2030 – despite the grumbling from Germany’s economics minister.
    22 Aug 18, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 2/2018

    No end in sight for coal

    Solar and wind energy are growing apace, overtaking nuclear and coal in countries including China and India. Nevertheless, the world is still a long way from kicking its coal habit – with some countries actually moving in the opposite direction.
    16 Apr 18, Joachim Wille 0
  • Politics
    Interview

    “It is unreasonable to speak of inadequate social sustainability in connection with the energy transition”

    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.
    20 Mar 18, Interviewed by Astrid Dähn and Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Politics
    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

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Issue 05 / 2019

Bursting the bubble - Germany’s disappointing climate package

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Dates

  • 2 Dec 19 to 13 Dec 19

    COP 25 Climate Change Conference

    UNFCCC Secretariat
  • 10 Dec 19 to 12 Dec 19

    Biogas Convention & Trade Fair

    German Biogas Association
  • 20 Jan 20 to 22 Jan 20

    Handelsblatt Energy Summit 2020

    Euroforum Deutschland GmbH
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