17.01.2020

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PR Newswire: Santa Clara County, Earth Day Network, and Foundation for Climate Restoration Announce Launch of "Local Governments for Climate Restoration" Campaign

"With climate restoration as the underlying framework, all jurisdictions can pledge that 100 percent of their electrical power originates from clean renewable sources, that they commit to Building Electrification "Reach Codes" that call for all-electric buildings and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure during the new construction process, and that they incorporate carbon-negative building materials, including low embodied emissions in concrete to restore our atmospheric carbon dioxide to preindustrial levels."

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01.01.2020

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Jarvis, Stephen, et al. (2019): The Private and External Costs of Germany’s Nuclear Phase-Out

Jarvis, Stephen, Olivier Deschenes, and Akshaya Jha (2019): The Private and External Costs of Germany’s Nuclear Phase-Out. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series. December 19, 2019. https://www.nber.org/papers/w26598?utm_campaign=ntwh&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ntwg4.

"We find that the lost nuclear electricity production due to the phase-out was replaced primarily by coal-fired production and net electricity imports. The social cost of this shift from nuclear to coal is approximately 12 billion dollars per year."

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01.01.2020

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CarbonBrief: UNEP: 1.5C climate target ‘slipping out of reach’

"Unless the world begins to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions the 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement “will slip out of reach,” according to the latest UN Environment Programme (UNEP) emissions gap report."

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30.12.2019

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Climate Home News: Net zero: the story of the target that will shape our future

"This idyllic retreat at the home of green finance pioneer Tessa Tennant, who died in 2018, was a testing ground for many elements of the Paris Agreement. These included a concept that is fast becoming the guiding principle of climate action: net zero emissions."

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30.12.2019

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The New York Times: In France, Holiday Skating Rinks Are an Unlikely Climate Battleground

"The attractions have prompted environmental concerns, and some cities have canceled them, citing the size of the carbon footprint needed to maintain the sites."

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30.12.2019

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Klima der Gerechtigkeit: Why the failure of the climate negotiations in Madrid is (also) a stroke of luck

German newspaper article about International Emissions Trading and its pitfalls. 

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24.11.2019

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The Guardian: Students accuse Cambridge university of 'greenwashing' ties with oil firms

"Student activists at Cambridge have accused the university of attempting to greenwash its relationship with oil and gas firms by stealing their group’s name for a project led by an academic linked to the fossil fuel industry."

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21.11.2019

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The Guardian: Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat

"Bill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels."

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13.11.2019

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Die Zeit: G20 countries fail in climate protection goals, according to report

German newspaper article on G20 failure to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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13.11.2019

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Diálogo Chino: G20 erring on climate action

"Latest Brown to Green report finds G20 countries’ lacking strategies for tackling climate change, a year ahead of the deadline to up ambition."

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