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Update from Brussels: debates on land use and bioenergy run high

18 Mar, 2016

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by Simon Fischer*

In the end of last year, the world looked with promising eyes to Paris after the adoption of a presumably historic climate agreement had been announced. The given target of limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 2°C or even 1.5°C is seen by many as a victory but not much has been said about how to reach this. At a closer look, it becomes obvious that there is only a small chance of reaching the target. …

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COP 21: Victorious Corporations

14 Dec, 2015

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By Miguel Lovera* Negotiations to solve climate change started 23 years ago. Ever since then, a trend towards commercializing the problems and the solutions started to be identifiable. More and…

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COP21: We have a Deal…

11 Dec, 2015

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By Souparna Lahiri   The negotiations are almost over. Governments, civil society, media, NGOs, INGOs, BINGOs have all come out with their demands, expectations and postures. A few caucus of…

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