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COP21, success or failure?

COP21, success or failure?
Mathis Hampel

Mathis Hampel

Mathis Hampel holds a PhD in Social Science and Public Policy from King's College London. Trained as a natural scientist with a BSc in Ecosystem Analysis from Lund University, and an MSc in Physical Geography from Exeter University, Mathis became more and more interested in the politics of global governance. As science student equipped with expert knowledge of both the science and the politics of, inter alia, climate change and geoengineering, he is particularly interested in how knowledge and social order are co-produced across space and time.
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Author: Mathis Hampel 2015 ends with a cracker. While you are reading these lines 25 000 delegates are trying to leave their mark at the 21st UN climate summit, the Conference of Parties (COP21) – whose outcome won’t surprise anyone. Because the heavy lifting has already been done. A text was negotiated in the years […]

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Climate Case: the heat goes on

Climate Case: the heat goes on
Jaap Rozema

Jaap Rozema

Jaap Rozema obtained his PhD in environmental politics from the University of East Anglia, UK. He focuses on the governance, geography and science of environmental issues, while increasingly applying these to climate change. Currently Jaap works in policy decision support for a political party in the Netherlands.
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Author: Jaap Rozema In what is simply known as the ‘Climate Case’, the Dutch state has been sentenced to realize veritable climate change mitigation of 25% by 2020 based on 1990 levels – a first in legal history and plausibly marking the onset of climate litigation in which courts decide how much greenhouse gases can […]

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In search of finality: two degrees of global warming

In search of finality: two degrees of global warming
Mathis Hampel

Mathis Hampel

Mathis Hampel holds a PhD in Social Science and Public Policy from King's College London. Trained as a natural scientist with a BSc in Ecosystem Analysis from Lund University, and an MSc in Physical Geography from Exeter University, Mathis became more and more interested in the politics of global governance. As science student equipped with expert knowledge of both the science and the politics of, inter alia, climate change and geoengineering, he is particularly interested in how knowledge and social order are co-produced across space and time.
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On June 8, the G7 agreed on the notorious two degrees target of global warming. In a rare moment of agreement, politicians, environmentalists and corporations signaled their approval of a ‘policy’ which is diversionary at best and socially regressive at worst. Author: Mathis Hampel The global target by which global average temperature should be limited […]

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Which way for Scottish wind energy?

Which way for Scottish wind energy?

Rowan Anderson

Rowan Anderson is an MA French and English Literature student at the University of St Andrews who is currently spending a year abroad in
Strasbourg. She also writes for the St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review
and is a staff reviewer for The Monitor: the Journal of International
Studies at the College of William and Mary.
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Scotland’s vast wilderness and potential for development in wind and wave energy has earned it the label of the ‘Saudi Arabia of renewables’; a concept that the SNP were quick to seize on during their campaign for independence. Author: Rowan Anderson   In the past 5 years, the landscape of Scotland has been markedly transformed […]

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Energy-related CO2 emissions stabilized in 2014 – so what?

Energy-related CO2 emissions stabilized in 2014 – so what?
Mathis Hampel

Mathis Hampel

Mathis Hampel holds a PhD in Social Science and Public Policy from King's College London. Trained as a natural scientist with a BSc in Ecosystem Analysis from Lund University, and an MSc in Physical Geography from Exeter University, Mathis became more and more interested in the politics of global governance. As science student equipped with expert knowledge of both the science and the politics of, inter alia, climate change and geoengineering, he is particularly interested in how knowledge and social order are co-produced across space and time.
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Thus far global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stabilized or decreased only in times of economic downturn, for example in 2008/09. The stabilization of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014 when the global economy grew by 3% comes as a total surprise. What to make of this news? Author: Mathis Hampel The “iron law of […]

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What are you switching off at Earth Hour?

What are you switching off at Earth Hour?
Mathis Hampel

Mathis Hampel

Mathis Hampel holds a PhD in Social Science and Public Policy from King's College London. Trained as a natural scientist with a BSc in Ecosystem Analysis from Lund University, and an MSc in Physical Geography from Exeter University, Mathis became more and more interested in the politics of global governance. As science student equipped with expert knowledge of both the science and the politics of, inter alia, climate change and geoengineering, he is particularly interested in how knowledge and social order are co-produced across space and time.
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I once shared a house with an environmentally hyper-friendly lady. Nothing went to waste, no energy was left unused. Her carbon footprint ruled her life. On Earth Hour she would turn all our lights and energy-consuming devices off, before stepping outside in the hope that our neighbours too would be cast in darkness. Today she […]

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Are Women the Answer to Bangladesh’s Climate Question?

Are Women the Answer to Bangladesh’s Climate Question?

Pratibha Singh

Pratibha Singh is a researcher/writer on issues pertaining to gender and conflict in South Asia. She is currently pursuing her Masters from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Germany.
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The discourse at the international level has largely ignored gendered aspects and responses to climate mitigation issues. Several studies have proved that climate change has adverse impacts on the disadvantaged and poverty stricken groups, women being most affected amongst them. Author: Pratibha Singh The alarm bells have been ringing for Bangladesh with many rich countries […]

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European energy security – root cause or ultimate goal?

European energy security – root cause or ultimate goal?

Ina Gluhova

Ina is a recent graduate from London School of Economics with MSc in social science with specialty in health policy and economics. She has been a temporary political risk events collector for countries in Eastern Europe. She has developed strong interest in political emergencies and geopolitical factors affecting the EU policy making. Currently, Ina is working as an analyst for a business intelligence provider based in London.

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Three pillars of the European Union’s energy policy are efficiency, sustainability and security of energy supplies. The questions here are: Where will the supplies come from? What is a reasonable price at a time of unstable financial environment and fiscal policies? How are these terms defined? What are the actions for their implementation? Author: Ina […]

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2014 UN Climate Conference in Lima, Peru: Same Old, Same Old

Mario Munta

Mario Munta

Mario is a PhD student in Public Policy at the Central European University. His doctoral thesis deals with the Europeanisation modes of employment policies in Croatia. He obtained his MA in Public Policy. Thus far, he assisted in teaching and research at the University of Zagreb and the ECPR Summer School in Methods. His main research interests center around EU public policy, social and employment policy and sustainable development.
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The 2014 UN Climate Talks leave once again a bad taste in the mouth of many after the Lima Accords were passed on Saturday night in Lima, Peru. The devils of the past are, unfortunately, still alive. A usual impasse has marked every single UN Climate Conference ever since the groundbreaking Rio Summit in 1992, […]

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