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(This is the final chapter in Eberhard Rhein’s Malta Lecture on Climate Change). To tackle climate change effectively, the international community has to act jointly. No individual country has enough clout to reduce global emissions if the rest of the world keeps increasing them. That is what we have seen since 1997 under Kyoto. Governments… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

(This is the fifth of six chapters in Eberhard Rhein’s Malta lecture series.) The technologies for generating low or zero-carbon energy exist. But will they be applied? Not only marginally but at the global scale required to successfully mitigate climate change? That depends essentially on the type of incentives governments offer. Without much higher prices… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Blogactiv wants to help its readers to better understand the world. Climate change is one of the big challenges of this century and it is a complex issue. It is therefore appropriate to give an overview. Eberhard Rhein, who regularly writes on energy and climate, had lectured on the subject in Malta earlier this spring.… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Blogactiv wants to help its readers to better understand the world. Climate change is one of the big challenges of this century and it is a complex issue. It is therefore appropriate to give an overview. Eberhard Rhein, who regularly writes on energy and climate, had lectured on the subject in Malta earlier this spring.… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Blogactiv wants to help its readers to better understand the world. Climate change is one of the big challenges of this century and it is a complex issue. It is therefore appropriate to give an overview. Eberhard Rhein, who regularly writes on energy and climate, had lectured on the subject in Malta earlier this spring.… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The latest round of climate negotiations has been concluded in Bonn – and it seems that the Copenhagen meeting in December will have a greater chance of success. This story by the BBC explains that two extra negotiating conferences have been added to the climate agenda between the next Bonn gathering in June and the… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Over the last week there have been a number of interesting developments in the field of climate change as it relates to the European Union. Firstly, the European Commission has released a White Paper which describes their adaption strategy. EurActiv.com reported on it here. And today, the European Council has adopted a climate-energy legislative package.… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

The consequences of climate change can be serious, but even more dangerous is the way we may react to the strain such change can impose on society. Climate change will not affect every geographic region equally; rather some areas will be hard hit, while others might escape the consequences or even benefit from these changes.… » read more

Posted by tobias_winther

On January 28th 2009, the EU Commission has presented its proposals for the Copenhagen climate Conference, due to finalise a comprehensive international strategy for tackling humanity’s most pressing problem in the 21st century. These are the main points: • Developed countries reduce their green house gas by 30 percent below 1990 levels until 2020; •… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

A Wake Up Call For Copenhagen

The unprecedented bush fires in the South-East of Australia should be an overdue wake-up call for Australia and humanity to dramatically step up the fight against climate change and adopt an effective international strategy to substantially reduce C02 emissions at the Copenhagen Climate Conference next December. Climate change accelerates at a worrying rate, with more… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein