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Energiewende, Ressourcenwende und Ernährungswende gehören zusammen

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Seit etwa 30 Jahren fordert Friedrich “Bio” Schmidt-Bleek eine Verringerung des durch die industrielle Wirtschaft verursachten Ressourcenverbrauchs um den “Faktor 10”, also um 90% auf ein Zehntel. Die Erfüllung des 1,5-Grad-Ziels erfordert neben spezifischen energiepolitischen Maßnahmen auch eine Erhöhung der Ressourceneffizienz. In diese Richtung weisen auch (wieder einmal) unsere Ergebnisse im Projekt meetPASS: ohne eine […]

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First Results

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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) […]

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Final Report of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative

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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 […]

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IPCC publishes Special Report on impact of 1.5 degree target

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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 […]

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mission2030 adopted by Austrian Government

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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

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SDG Index 2017 published

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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/

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What are the goals of COP23?

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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.