Minx at Thomson Reuters: "The clock is ticking"

(TR) If the world continues to postpone taking ambitious action on climate change and doesn’t take advantage of a wide range of technologies to reduce emissions, the new Sustainable Development Goals will be much harder to achieve, a Berlin-based research institute says.

Dependency on food imports leads to food crises in many developing countries

Worldwide, the potential collapse of food imports threatens the food security of 200 million people. Countries in North Africa and Central America are the most dependent on imports, although the poor there are less affected. By contrast, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the dependence on imports is lower, but the poor are more affected. These were the findings of researchers of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin.

Carbon taxes are key to sustainable growth

In the magazine "Herder Korrespondenz", MCC Director Edenhofer explained why we have to decouple growth from emissions—and the role which the Catholic doctrine of private property plays in climate policy.

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