MCC presents important research topics in a new series on Youtube

Produced from home offices in corona times: short lectures by scientists of our institute on aspects of "Climate & The Economy".

Science communication to go: key aspects of climate policy consolidated on Youtube. | Photo: Shutterstock


How can emitted greenhouse gases be recaptured, the global increase in coal-fired power generation be stopped, international cooperation be strengthened, and regional climate protection be safeguarded? Answers to these and other questions are provided by a new series of Youtube videos, produced by the Berlin-based climate research institute MCC (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change). The common theme of the explanatory films, which are between 10 and 15 minutes long and in English, is "Climate & The Economy". The videos will be published now and over the coming weeks and deal with aspects of economically and socially compatible climate protection, for which the MCC, as a scientific think tank, provides solution-oriented policy options.

The lectures reflect the fact that after the outbreak of the corona virus, the climate issue has become even more relevant. Since mid-March, the MCC's diverse work – research, publications in renowned journals, dialogue formats with politicians and media work – has been carried out almost entirely at home. The Youtube videos have now also been produced under the'se conditions.

#1: Sabine Fuss on carbon removal

#2: Jan Steckel on coal

#3: Ulrike Kornek on international cooperation

#4: Michael Jakob on international trade

#5: Matthias Kalkuhl on sociale balance – the case of Germany

#6: Jan Minx on rapid policy learning

#7: Nicolas Koch on policy evaluation

#8: Martin Kowarsch on values conflicts

#9: Felix Creutzig on demand-side solutions