Expensive Non-action

In a new editorial Sabine Fuss writes why the scope of action becomes more expensive while – although facing rising CO2 emissions – the international community does not act.

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In his most recent report the IPCC showed the measures that can be taken in order to mitigate or adapt to climate change. “These include technologies such as nuclear power, CCS and the use of bio-energy which are not that popular in many countries”, writes Sabine Fuss, head of MCC working group Resources and International Trade in an editorial for the magazine “Alnatura”. 

“If a country for good reasons wants to refrain from certain technologies, other – although often more expensive – options could be taken.” However, the IPCC shows only different path ways and their associated costs and risks. In the end it would up to the policy makers to choose the pathways suitable for their countries.