Energie und Umwelt

The Financing of Water: Putting the Trust in Conservation

31. Mai 2020 Energie und Umwelt

The reliability and quality of freshwater resources depends on a variety of environmental factors. As policymaking often takes place in silos when it comes to financing water security, we need a more holistic approach to the protection and provision of freshwater resources. By encouraging water trust funds that allow for a decentralized and nature-based approach to water governance, countries can better tackle challenges of water security and improve the health of ecosystems. 

Rebecca Sands

Bridging the Climate Financing Gap

12. September 2019 Energie und Umwelt

Tremendous investments in energy and technology are necessary to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a clever global solution to leverage private sector funds into climate action. It should be reformed, refreshed, and renewed with targeted incentives and higher carbon prices.

Clémence Boullanger

Avoiding Babel: Improving Climate Change Communication

28. Mai 2019 Energie und Umwelt

One of the major obstacles to climate change policy is denialism. The discrepancy between our linear way of thinking and the systemic nature of climate change is a key obstacle to action against climate change. A change in communication strategies is essential for success.

Tea Cimini

The EU Emissions Trading System: A Sleeping Giant

17. September 2018 Europapolitik

The EU Emissions Trading System is failing at incentivizing low-carbon innovation needed to reach decarbonization by mid-century. Current research suggests that regulatory uncertainty of the EU ETS keeps its market participants from considering the long-term goals behind the emissions trading system. Different reform options are at hand to enhance long-term regulatory credibility and revive the world’s largest climate policy instrument.

Rafael Postpischil

Getting It Right With Oil

2. August 2018 Entwicklung und Gesundheit

Ghana is losing revenue from its oil resources due to ineffective taxation, bad contracts and institutional weakness. It requires contract renegotiation and implementation of a wind-fall profit tax in order to maximize revenue from the country’s oil.

Isaac Newton Bortey

To Succeed, Cap-and-trade Must Be Revamped

14. Juli 2018 Energie und Umwelt

At first glance, climate change seems an intractable problem. Cap-and-trade could provide the solution. But first, it needs reforms and better communication.

Luke Sherman