For about 30 years Friedrich “Bio” Schmidt-Bleek has been calling for a reduction of the resource consumption that has been a feature of our industrial economy by a factor of 10, i.e. by 90% to one tenth. In addition to specific energy policy measures, meeting the 1.5 degree target also requires an increase in resource […]
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the climate science body of the United Nations, published a report in autumn 2018, just before the climate change conference in Katowice. It indicates that in order to limit global warming to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels, humanity may only emit up to an additional 6-700 Gigatonnes (Gt) […]
The report, commissioned by the EU Commission, was prepared by a consortium of high-ranking international scientists and addresses the questions of which research and development strategies need to be implemented to promote and accelerate climate change mitigation measures in line with the Paris Agreement and at the same time increase the EU’s competitiveness. The report […]
From 2 to 15 December 2018, the 24th Climate Change Conference (COP24) was held in Katowice, Poland, at which the “rulebook” for the Paris Agreement was adopted. More at cop24.katowice.eu
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is urging rapid action because the earth is warming up faster and with more serious consequences than expected. In the IPCC’s view, limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees is still technically feasible, but requires rapid action in all fields (e.g. energy production, land use, urban development, transport, construction […]
A group of researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have calculated that global warming can still be limited to 1.5°C without competing with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Find the Nature article here.
In April 2018, the Austrian Government presented a draft of an integrated climate and energy strategy entitled “mission2030”. After Austrian citizens had the opportunity to comment on the draft for five weeks, the final version was adopted on 28 May 2018. Download at https://mission2030.info
The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) have published the SDG Index 2017 assessing where each country stands with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Austria is ranked in 7th place of 157 analysed countries. Find out more at http://www.sdgindex.org/
The climate conference COP23 is held in Bonn, Germany from 6 – 7 November under the Presidency of the Republic of Fiji. The aim of COP23 is to strengthen the implementation of the Paris Climate Accord.
A Briefing Sheet on the method and aims of meetPASS is now available for download (German only).