MCC presents an “advent calendar of good climate news”

From 1 December onwards, 24 facts and trends that give hope. Edenhofer: “The idea is to show that climate policy and individual climate action are meaningful.”

24 little doors that give hope: the MCC advent calendar of good climate news. | Photo: MCC/Freepik


Would you have known? The world as a whole is far from being on the right path to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but the global solar industry actually is on target. Plans have been announced to build the required number of photovoltaic systems needed by 2030 to be consistent with the long-term increases in scientific 1.5-degree scenarios.

This trend from a recent report by the International Energy Agency is the first of 24 “little doors” in an “advent calendar of good climate news”. It will be presented from 1 December via website, Twitter, and LinkedIn by the Berlin-based climate research institute MCC (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change).

You can find the advent calendar here:

Until Christmas Eve, MCC will publish such a news item every day, always with a source reference link for further reading. It will be based on analyses by MCC and other renowned sources as well as relevant media reports.

“At the end of a year with far too many gloomy reports, the idea is to counteract this a little,” says MCC Director Ottmar Edenhofer. “There is no doubt that the world is still stuck in the fossil age, the climate crisis is escalating, and the positive news is not yet a given. But there are some developments that may give us hope, and this is what we want to show. Our 24 advent calendar little doors contain the message: climate policy, and your individual climate action, are meaningful.”