World

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
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
Issue 5/2017

“A way to make a symbolic stand against Trump”

…is what Daniel Price and his fellow campaigners were searching for when they came up with Trump Forest, a global forestation initiative. Its goal: to offset the US president’s climate policies by planting ten billion trees.
23 Nov 17, Interviewed by Tim Altegör 0
Energy people

The irreversible momentum of clean energy

As of 20 January, it is official: Donald Trump is the new president of the US, and Barack Obama is no longer in the White House. Before packing his bags, however, Obama left his successor a clear message on climate action. In the following article, first published in the US journal Science, Obama explains why he believes the transition to clean energy is irreversible.
15 Feb 17, Barack Obama 0
CO2 reduction

Controversial emissions agreement for the aviation industry

The member states of the International Civil Aviation Organisation have reached the first ever binding agreement to curb emissions in the sector. The agreement makes aviation the first ever industry to be subjected to globally applicable climate protection measures.
15 Dec 16, Michael Hahn 0
COP21

Climate agreement takes effect but doubts over implementation remain

The climate deal struck in Paris in late 2015 will officially come into force on 4 November, having been ratified by 55 states responsible for at least 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. With the formal entry into force of the Paris Agreement, attention is shifting towards implementation, which remains an uncertain prospect.
1 Nov 16, Tim Altegör 0

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