19.03.2020

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Project Syndicate: Compound Growth Could Kill Us – or Make Us Stronger

"The power of compound growth has long been recognized as essential to economic development. But in both the COVID-19 pandemic and the slower-moving climate crisis, this same mathematical force is cutting the other way, revealing dangerous shortcomings in how we manage externalities."

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02.03.2020

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Project Syndicate: The True Price of Carbon

"For decades, economists have been wrestling with how best to weigh the current cost of emissions reductions against costs that will come years or even centuries from now. But a consensus has proved to be elusive, because traditional economic models don't treat atmospheric carbon like an asset."

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28.02.2020

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Nature: Economists and scientists: solve big societal problems by working together

"Economics and natural-science disciplines are reuniting. It’s about time."

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20.02.2020

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Bloomberg: A Guide to Spending Bezos’s New Climate War Chest

"Jeff Bezos just announced he will commit $10 billion to fight climate change. That’s both a lot, and not much at all."

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27.01.2020

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The Washington Post: Davos elite want to plant 1 trillion trees to help the planet, but many still fight a carbon tax

"Leaders of the world’s most powerful companies sent one clear message this week as they gathered in this ski chalet town for the World Economic Forum: They care about the environment — to a point."

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13.12.2019

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Fabre, Adrien; Wagner, Gernot (2019): Risky Geoengineering Option Can Make An Ambitious Climate Mitigation Agreement More Likely

Fabre, Adrien; Wagner, Gernot (2019): Risky Geoengineering Option Can Make An Ambitious Climate Mitigation Agreement More Likely, NYU Wagner Research Paper Forthcoming, 12/9/2019.

"Some countries prefer high to low mitigation (H > L). Some prefer low to high (L > H). That fundamental disagreement is at the heart of the seeming intractability of negotiating a climate mitigation agreement. Enter geoengineering (G). Its risky and imperfect nature makes it arguably inferior to any country’s preferred mitigation outcome. However, absent a global high-mitigation agreement, countries facing disastrous climate damages might indeed wish to undertake it, effectively ranking H > G > L."

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30.11.2019

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Carbon Brief: In-depth Q&A: How ‘Article 6’ carbon markets could ‘make or break’ the Paris Agreement

"A little-known and highly technical section of the Paris Agreement could “make or break” the regime – and its aim of avoiding dangerous climate change."

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18.11.2019

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Khaleej Times: Climate kids have our attention, but change has to come through govts

"We owe today's young activists a huge debt for sounding the alarm. Now, we need to turn their enthusiasm into an institutionalised political force, and develop a blueprint for a productive economic agenda."

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14.11.2019

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Greenbiz: Exploring the business case for carbon removal

"While it clearly will take substantial investments to put many of these natural and technological approaches into practice, the numbers associated with the markets they could open certainly are eye-catching."

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08.11.2019

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Phys.org: Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business

"Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a study by researchers from UCLA, the University of Oxford and five other institutions."

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