At the United Nations World Climate Conference, climate protection measures are discussed or adopted annually. The discussion behavior and progress there, but also the massive media coverage, are being extensively researched.
Sustainability in Brazil
Brazil has the greatest biodiversity of any country in the world. But to date, it has also been characterized by inconsistent environmental policy: once a pioneer with an ambitious global sustainability strategy and the host of the groundbreaking Rio Conferences, it has suffered massive...
Climate Protection Pays Off
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Old Knowledge for a New World
As climate change progresses, living conditions are changing around the globe. Communities must learn to adapt. Accordingly, measures are now being developed and tested worldwide. At the same time, there is already a treasure trove of practices and strategies available, but to date it has been...
Expert assessment: The path of least resistance will miss the climate target
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Science and Politics in Crisis Mode
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, science is in demand. No political decisions are made without input from epidemiologists and virologists. Some people can’t believe their eyes. Why aren’t experts listened to when it comes to other topics? Despite the fact that climate researchers have...
Climate Protection – in the Name of the Law
In 1997, Hamburg was the first German federal state to introduce a climate protection law – and was considered highly progressive at the time. But the act had since become outdated, and had been surpassed by the policies of various other states, as well as the federal government. Since...
Climate protests reveal where norms are violated
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To date, climate protection can only report limited successes. Despite the warnings of the scientific community, climate objectives are not being reached, and decisions are being delayed. As the Fridays for Future demonstrations held around the globe show, something has gone very wrong.
The IPCC confirms it: The time to act is now!
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IPCC 1.5 Degree Special Report – CEN Statements
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Global climate change conferences: sending an important signal
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The 2015 Paris Climate Conference: For Germans, the intensive media coverage had a calming, not a mobilizing effect
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The 2015 Paris Climate Conference was accompanied by extensive media coverage. Though the content managed to reach much of Germany’s populace, it did little to change their attitudes. This was a main finding of a study just released in the journal Nature Climate Change by Professor Michael...
Clearing the Tropical Rainforests: the Paris Climate Agreement would allow write-offs