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The climate crisis as seen by the economics mainstream

Oct 10, 2018 No Comments
Economist William Nordhaus is currently much in the news after winning a major economics prize. However, Brian Davey argues that Nordhaus's views reflect an "elite fantasy of growth combined with R&D and techno-innovation to resolve the climate crisis, [which] can do a lot of damage." From Credo.
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Kevin Anderson: 70% of emissions come from 20% of global population

Oct 10, 2018 No Comments
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Outdated framing by the European Commission lessens our chances of keeping to 1.5 degrees

Oct 08, 2018 No Comments
"If we're to have any chance if keeping to the 1.5 maximum target, the European Commision will need to be much more realistic about its priorities. I very much hope that the next time the EC does a consultation call on climate change, its framing will have shifted," writes Caroline Whyte.
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Submission to the European Commission on a strategy for long-term greenhouse gas reductions

Oct 08, 2018 No Comments
In this submission we argue that the EC's overall goals need to be re-examined if it is truly to eliminate greenhouse gases. The focus now needs to be on wellbeing, not on growth.
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