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Chinese emissions trading system significant to green growth

Ottmar Edenhofer highlights China's efforts to build up an emission trading system, arguing that this can help climate change mitigation as well as the transformation towards a "green economy". Source: Xinhua News Agency (in China Daily), 12/19/2011

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Durban, emission trading, technology policy - what's China's role?

Ottmar Edenhofer explores different scenarios for the UN Climate Summit in Durban and discusses the chances of emission trading systems as well as technology policy. All this with regard to China, as it is in an interview with the daily newspaper of the Chinese Ministry for Science and Technology. Source: Science and Technology Daily, 11/26/2011

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Getting closer to our climate obligations: Australia’s legislation for change

Bill Hare praises Australia's new climate legislation, in an op-ed for the Australian-based internet platform The Conversation, as a first step towards a transition to a low carbon economy. He still sees a need for further actions to comply with the 2°-target. Source: The Conversation, 05.12.11

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Nuclear plans threaten UK's part in renewables revolution, expert warns

Schellnhuber argues in an online Guardian article that the UK is not ready to participate in the 'third industrial revolution'. Source: The Guardian, 15.11.11

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"Heating up tensions"

In the current edition of Nature Climate Change, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber argues in an article about links between climate change and conflicts that a temperature rise of 4° Celsius could lead to a worldwide struggle for survival. Source: Nature Climate Change, 09/25/11

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Can game theory save the UN climate talks?

Jobst Heitzig's study about strategic behaviour in climate talks was quoted in the Guardian's Environment Blog. Source: The Guardian Environment Blog, 09/06/11

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"Different views ensure IPCC balance"

In Nature Climate Change Ottmar Edenhofer discusses the accusation that the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) is biased by a conflict of interest. Source: Nature Climate Change, 07/17/2011

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Energy groups emission call

In a story on fund managers that push for energy companies to take restrictions on emissions into account when they report oil, coal or gas reserves, the Financial Times refers to the PIK. Source: FT, 07/17/2011

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Australian carbon tax "a first step"

Malte Meinshausen of PIK, working in Melbourne right now, has been interviewed by

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"A carbon price is all important"

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber has been interviewed by the leading Australian TV-Talkshow Lateline on climate change and climate policy. Source: ABC, 07/12/2011

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"The body of evidence"

The Australian newspaper The Age on Hans Joachim Schellnhuber's public lecture at the "Four degrees or more?" conference in Melbourne. Source: The Age, 07/13/2011

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A pioneer role for Australia

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber published an op-ed in two leading Australian newspapers, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. Source: SMH, 07/12/2011

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Sea level rise in two millenia

Stefan Rahmstorf of PIK gets quoted in a story on sea levels rising faster than ever before in 2000 years. Source: The Hindu, 06/23/2011

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Emission transfer

Also the taz newspaper takes up the study about carbon dioxide emission transfer drafted by Ottmar Edenhofer et al. Source: taz, 06/16/11.

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"Rahmstorf is a scientist to the core"

The Badische Zeitung takes a portrait of PiK scientist Stefan Rahmstorf. Source: Badische Zeitung, 06/10/11.

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"A 'Big Thumbs Up' for Renewable Energy"

“Under no circumstances can we afford to omit or neglect renewables,” Ottmar Edenhofer said in The New York Times. Source: The New York Times, 06/03/11.

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"Germany cannot do all this on its own"

Ottmar Edenhofer on nuclear power and renewables in The Economist. Source: The Economist, 06/02/11.

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Stockholm Memorandum on global sustainability

The Nobel Laureates Symposium on Global Sustainability, initiated by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber in recent years, was taken up by, for instance, The Hindu. Close to 20 Nobel laureates debated with leading sustainability researchers. Source: The Hindu, 05/18/11.

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Big growth in renewable energy

The Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), that Ottmar Edenhofer, chairman of the IPCC's working group on mitigation, and his team worked on incredibly hard for many months, has been covered by literally hundreds of media worldwide, such as Nature. Source: Nature News, 05/11/11.

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More storms and floods

Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe presented a major study on future weather extremes linked to climate change, commissioned by the German Insurance Association. The big press agencies such as Reuters covered the study. Source: Reuters, 05/24/11.

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The Vatican published a report on melting glaciers

One of the scientists who were involved in the report was Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. A story about it appeared, for instance, in the Wiener Zeitung. Source: Wiener Zeitung, 05/09/11.

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"Growth in emission transfer via international trade from 1990 to 2008"

Nature Magazine commented on a study about carbon dioxide emission transfer drafted by Ottmar Edenhofer et al. Source: Nature, 05/05/11.

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Global warming and a new Maunder Minimum

Georg Feulner and Stefan Rahmstorf appear in an article, published by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, about the sun´s impact on our climate. Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 05/04/11.

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Sea level rise

Stefan Rahmstorf appeared in a story on sea level change on BBC News. The story is an outcome of talks at the annual European Geosciences Union conference in Vienna. Source: BBC News, 04/08/11.

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Investing in a low-carbon economy will create growth in Europe

In the Guardian PIK scientist Carlo Jaeger speaks about why it is necessary to incentivise investment in large-scale, low-carbon infrastructure in Europe. Source: Guardian online, 02/18/2011.

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Early warning system for arctic climate

In the Scientific American, PIK scientist Stefan Rahmstorf speaks about Arctic tipping points and emphasizes, that the 2 degree target may not be enough for Greenland. Source: Scientific American Online, 01/26/2011.

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Cold winter extremes

In a report on the global trend of a warming climate in the Inquirer, PIK scientist Vladimir Petoukhov speaks about the probability of cold winter extremes in Europe and northern Asia. According to Petoukhov, these winters do not conflict with the global warming picture, but supplement it. Source: Inquirer Online, 01/14/2011.

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Durban Redraws World Map of Climate Politics

In an interview with Allianz Knowledge, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber describes the fundamental change of the diplomatic world map on climate policy a 'historic milestone'. He further argues that, despite new emerging alliances, it will now be very difficult to meet the two-degree-target. Source: Allianz Knowledge, 20.12.11

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