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Energy Innovation and Policy  

John A. Alic

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Jun 2017
Stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases will require very large reductions in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. This can be achieved only through continuous innovation, aggressive ... More

The Two Degrees Celsius Limit  

Christopher Shaw

International climate negotiations seek to limit warming to an average of two degrees Celsius (2°C). This objective is justified by the claim that scientists have identified two degrees of ... More

Likely Effects of Rapid Climate Change on Violence and Conflict  

Courtney Plante, Johnie J. Allen, and Craig A. Anderson

Given the dire nature of many researchers’ predictions about the effects of global climate change (e.g., rising sea levels, droughts, more extreme weather), it comes as little surprise ... More

The Evolution of International Policy on REDD+  

Margaret M. Skutsch

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Apr 2017
The clean development mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol did not cover projects to reduce emissions from deforestation in developing countries. The reasons were in part technical (the ... More

The 1.5°C Target, Political Implications, and the Role of BECCS  

Sabine Fuss

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Apr 2017
The 2°C target for global warming had been under severe scrutiny in the run-up to the climate negotiations in Paris in 2015 (COP21). Clearly, with a remaining carbon budget of 470–1,020 ... More

Communication, Negotiation, and Influence at International Climate Change Meetings and Summits  

Hartmut Wessler, Julia Lück, and Antal Wozniak

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Apr 2017
The annual United Nations Climate Change Conferences, officially called Conferences of the Parties (COPs), are the main drivers of media attention to climate change around the world. Even ... More

Communicating about Carbon Capture and Storage  

Amanda Boyd

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged as a potential strategy for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It involves the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from large point ... More

Climate Change and Migration  

Silja Klepp

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Apr 2017
The topic of climate change and migration attracts a strong following from the media and produces an increase in academic literature and reports from international governmental ... More

Participatory and Deliberative Approaches to Climate Change  

Gwendolyn Blue

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Mar 2017
Participation by citizens and stakeholder groups is an important aspect of climate governance at the regional, national, international, and global levels. Increasing awareness of ... More

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change  

Tim Forsyth

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Mar 2017
Community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change is an approach to adaptation that aims to include vulnerable people in the design and implementation of adaptation measures. The most ... More

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