23.03.2020

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CSR News: The Time for Action Is Now, the Time for Trees Is Now

"The Arbor Day Foundation hosted and participated in a large number of forestry events at the United Nations Climate Change Conference during the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain."

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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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17.02.2020

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WSB-TV: Atlanta-based Delta commits $1 billion to become first carbon neutral airline

"The airline will invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects to mitigate the balance of emissions."

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13.02.2020

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The Guardian: EU accused of climate crisis hypocrisy after backing 32 gas projects

"MEPs support €29bn schemes, ‘locking Europe into burning fossil fuels for generations’"

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13.02.2020

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Science and Technology Committee (2019): Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets. Twentieth Report of Session 2017–19

Science and Technology Committee (2019): Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets. Twentieth Report of Session 2017–19. UK House of Commons. London.

" Since 2000, the UK has achieved greater decarbonisation than any other country in the G20. It has outperformed its first (2008–2012) and second (2013– 2017) carbon budgets by around 1% and 14% respectively, and is on track to outperform its third carbon budget (2018–2022). However, the Committee on Climate Change has warned that the UK is not on track to meet its fourth (2023–2027) and fifth (2028–2032) carbon budgets."

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07.02.2020

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Camuzeaux, J.; et al. (2020): India in the coming 'climate G2'?

Camuzeaux, Jonathan, Thomas Sterner, and Gernot Wagner (2020): India in the coming 'climate G2'? National Institute Economic Review 251 (February): R3–12. https://doi.org/10.1017/nie.2020.2.

‌"We create a hypothetical global carbon market based on modelling emissions reduction commitments across countries and regions relative to their marginal abatement costs. We then analyse net financial flows across a wide range of burden-sharing agreements, from pure ‘grandfathering’ based on current emissions to equal-per-capita allocation. Among the four largest players – the United States, the EU-27, China, and India – it is China that would currently be the largest net seller of emissions allowances in all but the grandfathered scenario. The United States would be the largest net buyer. However, India is poised to take China’s position by around 2030. That leaves the United States and India as the two major countries with most to gain and lose, depending on the type of climate deal reached."

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07.02.2020

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Bloomberg Green: Carbon Taxes Alone Aren’t Good Climate Policy: Gernot Wagner

"To drive down tomorrow’s CO₂ emissions, governments need to subsidize fossil fuel alternatives, too."

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06.02.2020

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Wired: Trying to Plant a Trillion Trees Won't Solve Anything

"We’re not going to stop climate change with just seedlings and fancy agriculture. We also need to reduce emissions."

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05.02.2020

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Phys.org: Arctic permafrost thaw plays greater role in climate change than previously estimated

"Abrupt thawing of permafrost will double previous estimates of potential carbon emissions from permafrost thaw in the Arctic, and is already rapidly changing the landscape and ecology of the circumpolar north, a new CU Boulder-led study finds."

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05.02.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoctoral Researcher, Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Trade Law (University of Eastern Finland)

Deadline: 14. February 2020

"The main task will be to contribute to two international and multidisciplinary research projects at the interface of climate change, sustainable development and trade law, focusing on international law and the governance of fossil fuel subsidies."

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