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November 14, 2022

California’s Cap-and-Trade Program can serve as a model for emissions reductions

Jason Gray California’s carbon market design and inclusion of its Cap-and-Trade Program within its broader suite of measures helped the state reduce emissions drastically, and set the stage for its mid- and long-term goals. The program, according to Jason Gray, may serve as a model for jurisdictions contemplating their own emissions trading systems Read more
October 31, 2022

COP27 in Egypt: the archipelago of political and environmental lies

Maria Gloria Polimeno COP27 will be held in Egypt, where environmentalism is being turned into new ways to control nature and citizens' lives under al-Sisi. This risks legitimating bio-autocracies, and it exposes the cowardice of green capitalism and sustainable neoliberalism, writes Maria Gloria Polimeno Read more
August 10, 2022

The global spread of Extinction Rebellion through mass protest

Peter Gardner Extinction Rebellion was created in 2018 by a small band of activists in Bristol, UK. By summer 2021, it was active in 79 countries across all continents bar Antarctica. Pete Gardner, Tiago Carvalho and Maria Valenstain argue that mass protest was key to the movement’s spread around the globe Read more
July 26, 2022

Why the European Green Deal (still) matters

Simon Schunz Russia’s invasion of Ukraine challenges the EU’s flagship ‘Green Deal’ project. Current measures to cope with rising energy prices and the risk of power cuts run counter to the Deal’s transformational logic. Simon Schunz argues that an alternative solution lies in understanding this crisis as a catalyst for Europe’s socio-ecological transition Read more
July 18, 2022

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme: an imperfect route to decarbonisation

Claire Godet Can climate economic and financial policies truly foster decarbonisation? Claire Godet argues this is possible only if policy-makers regulate markets to take into account all aspects of sustainability. Without appropriate regulation, ‘sustainable markets’ merely create the same inequalities as any other market Read more
July 1, 2022

Explaining varying attitudes towards climate change measures in Western Europe

Christoph Arndt Recent European elections have revealed that voters are increasingly polarised on environmental protectionism. Christoph Arndt, Daphne Halikiopoulou and Christos Vrakopoulos contend that local opposition to climate change measures is reinforcing a centre-periphery cleavage in Western Europe Read more
June 15, 2022

The invasion of Ukraine is preventing a truce in the war on nature

Ian Budge The Russian invasion of Ukraine has reduced media coverage of the political violence and turmoil elsewhere in the world caused by climate change, as well as causing a retreat on climate change policy targets by richer democracies. Ian Budge highlights what needs to be done and how Read more
June 14, 2022

Why we're entering a new age of 'Ecocene politics'

Mihnea Tănăsescu ntal loss does not announce the age of humans, but that of ecology. Mihnea Tănăsescu argues we have entered the Ecocene, the time when ecological processes reign supreme in terms of political ideas and ways of living with disruptive change Read more

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