<h1>Making climate policy socially balanced</h1>

Making climate policy socially balanced

A new MCC policy brief shows that if the revenues from carbon pricing were used to lower the income tax in a progressive way, social inequality could be reduced. Climate policy would thereby become less polarizing and more attractive to the public.

<h1>That’s how fast the carbon clock is ticking</h1>

That’s how fast the carbon clock is ticking

The MCC carbon clock demonstrates just how much carbon can be released into the atmosphere if global warming is to be capped at 1.5°C, or 2°C. By selecting a choice of temperature targets and estimates, you can see how much time remains in each scenario.

<h1>Betting on negative emissions</h1>

Betting on negative emissions

New technologies are hoped to reduce the CO2 debt. They aim to remove already existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—but also entail serious risks.

Nachruf auf Professor Dr. Lutz Wicke

Am 14. Juni 2017 ist der Umweltökonom und Umweltstaatssekretär a.D., Professor Dr. Lutz Wicke, im Alter von 74 Jahren verstorben. Das MCC verliert einen Mahner, Kritiker und leidenschaftlichen Verfechter einer ehrgeizigen und rationalen Klimapolitik.

Award for MCC group leader Creutzig

For his excellent climate research, in particular on possible solutions, MCC group leader Felix Creutzig is awarded the 1000-pound Piers Sellers Prize.

"Now is the time to limit the damage"

MCC Director Ottmar Edenhofer comments on the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate accord as announed by US President Donald Trump on Thursday.