3 December 2013 11:00 am RICHARD A. KERR Dick writes about Earth and planetary science for Science magazine. Abrupt stop. Even gradual climate change could cause abrupt problems in coming decades, including melting ice roads such as this one in Canada and making them impassable, a new report concludes. Climate change poses little threat of causing greenhouse gases […]
A toolkit of economic
arguments on Europe’s
- Is EU’s 20% emissions reduction target ambitious enough?
- Should carbon pricing remain the key to decarbonise the European economy?
- Does climate action constrain economic growth?
- Has the economic crisis reduced our capacity to act?
- Does climate action reduce the competitiveness of the European economy?
- Is climate action bad for employment?
- Is industry by definition carbon intensive?
- Does EU’s climate policy push industries abroad?
- Will it be cheaper to reduce our emissions in the future?
A handful of economic myths focused on the negative effects of ambitious climate action currently
dominate the public discourse. This website addresses these myths with referenced arguments.
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Shell, a co-owner of the Motiva oil refinery in Port Arthur, Tex., has added climate-related carbon taxes to its long-term budgets. Michael Stravato for The New York Times By CORAL DAVENPORT WASHINGTON — More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the […]
Euractiv, 04 Dec 2013 EXCLUSIVE / The bilateral agreements for the construction of the Gazprom-favoured South Stream gas pipeline – concluded between Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria – are all in breach of EU law and need to be renegotiated from scratch, the European Commission said today (4 December). Speaking in […]
Stian Reklev and Choonsik Yoo Thomson Reuters – 04.12.2013 The Green Climate Fund, designed as the United Nations’ most important funding body in the battle on climate change in developing nations, launched its headquarters on Wednesday in South Korea, but uncertainty over finances clouded the event. The launch was largely symbolic, as the […]
10th - 11th December 2013 Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG This conference will bring together academics and practitioners, engineers and economists, policy-makers and civil society to detail evidenced-based opportunities for delivering urgent and deep reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases. register here The Climate Change Context With large-scale impacts of climate change becoming […]