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Change must also come from within: Sustainable Sweden is far from sustainable enough

Change must also come from within: Sustainable Sweden is far from sustainable enough
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“How can all these people Afford so many things? When I was young People wore what they had on” (Neil Young – Falling from Above) Author: Jonathan Volt Sustainability cannot just be about greening the production cycle – it is a chance for us to change and, again, live in accord with the planet. When […]

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How to solve the EU gas problem? Build the Energy Union on true solidarity

How to solve the EU gas problem? Build the Energy Union on true solidarity
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Author: Jonathan Volt The European Commission’s energy security package outlines different measures to advance the ”resilience to gas supply disruptions”. In short, the EU will achieve energy security through a permanent influx of gas. Proposals also include a solidarity principle, better gas infrastructure and a Commission led ex-ante assessment of major gas deals (with the aim to […]

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Waiting in Vain: What we can learn from Europe’s inept diesel policies

Waiting in Vain: What we can learn from Europe’s inept diesel policies
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Since the mid-1990s, the EU has endorsed diesel fuel and promoted it as the green alternative to petrol. A policy not only harmful for the environment but which also steered the industry into a blind alley: The farfetched dream of “clean diesel” has turned out to be a dirty nightmare. Author: Jonathan Volt While some […]

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Christmas is a meat feast: Let it at least be special!

Christmas is a meat feast: Let it at least be special!
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Author: Jonathan Volt Especially around this time of the year meat consumption is enormous. Christmas shows us that celebrations are culturally and socially important and eating meat is an integral part of these festivities. And maybe we should celebrate with beef, pork, lamb, fish and poultry, but if we do that on a daily basis, […]

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Fragmented, Incoherent & Chaotic – Global Goals need better Orchestration

Fragmented, Incoherent & Chaotic – Global Goals need better Orchestration
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Author: Jonathan Volt One of the strengths of the new agenda is the acknowledgement of interlinkages. “We reiterate that this Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, including the means of implementation are universal, indivisible and interlinked,” write the UN (para. 71 in the new agenda). But while it is common sense that climate […]

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