27.10.2016

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.

03.11.2016

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.

27.06.2016

Carbon price floor to reform EU emissions trading

The EU carbon market is vital for a massive reduction of greenhouse gases. However, it is not fulfilling that role as the price of CO2 permits is too low. How can this be changed?

24.06.2016

MCC world's third best climate think tank

The Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change was designated by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) as the third best scientific think tank in the field of climate change.

CO₂ pollution rights: The curse of climate money

International trade in carbon permits could harm growth in developing countries, and thus jeopardize international cooperation—even though they would benefit financially.

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Felix Creutzig appointed professor

MCC group leader assumes the chair of Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements at TU Berlin. A former MCC researcher is also appointed to professorship.

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Tracking the Paris goals – indicators for progress

A new method developed with MCC participation tracks the progress of climate protection. The bottom line: The 2°C target might still be achieved—but there are reasons for concern.

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