10 Trends Reshaping Climate and Energy

European Political Strategy Centre, European Comission

The once remote-seeming dangers of climate change are today a reality – also in Europe. As the world struggles to limit global warming, what are the major trends reshaping global and European energy markets, regulatory and policy frameworks, and technological progress that will determine whether we will, one day, be able to achieve a carbon-neutral economy?

National Climate Assessment: U.S. Climate Action Can Avoid Tens of Thousands of Deaths, Hundreds of Billions in Damages Annually

The Fourth National Climate Assessment Report released on November 23rd presents a strong and clear message: Climate change is already affecting every sector and region of America, and further warming will wreak havoc on our health, lands and economy.

The 2018 Report of the Lancet Countdown

Health and Climate Change: Shaping the Health of Nations for Centuries to Come

The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change was established to provide an independent, global monitoring system dedicated to tracking the health dimensions of the impacts of, and the response to, climate change. The Lancet Countdown tracks 41 indicators across five domains: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; finance and economics; and public and political engagement.

Climate and Energy Protection in the EU and China

5th Workshop on EU-Asia Relations in Global Politics

This edited volume gives an insight into climate and energy protection in China and the European Union (EU). By taking a closer look at the EU and China seperately, the book presents the current situation in terms of environmental policy and energy use/ consumption in the EU as well as in China. The book broaches the collaboration of the EU and China regarding climate and energy protection. The target audience primarily comprises research experts in the field of climate research as well as public decision makers.

Climate Change and Violent Conflict: Sparse Evidence from South Asia and South East Asia

The impacts of climate change are increasingly viewed as global security risks, which will have far-reaching implications for both human and renewable natural systems. Most climate–conflict research has focused on East Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. This SIPRI Insights explores and summarizes the findings from a systematic literature review of climate–conflict research on South Asia and South East Asia. Although these regions have been greatly affected by both climate change and conflict, there have only been a small number of rigorous academic studies that focus on the climate–conflict relationship. While this constrains the ability to draw general conclusions, there is context specific evidence that climate change can have an effect on the causes and dynamics of violent conflict in the region when: (a) it leads to a deterioration in people’s livelihoods; (b) it influences the tactical considerations of armed groups; (c) elites use it to exploit social vulnerabilities and resources; and (d) it displaces people and increases levels of migration. In acknowledging that these mechanisms are often interlinked and more noticeable in some climatic, conflict and socio-economic contexts than in others, the need for more research in both regions is clear.

Klimawandel: Die Sintflut kommt

Über den Klimawandel reden wir noch immer, als sei er ferne Fiktion. Dabei ist längst ein Klimakrieg im Gange.

Der Mensch kann sich um sich selbst kümmern, um seine Familie, seine Freunde, vielleicht sein Land. Um seinen Planeten offenbar nicht. Der Klimawandel ist zu groß für unsere Wahrnehmung. Er ist keine plötzliche Gefahr, die über uns hereinfällt, sondern eine schleichende, die wir seit Jahrzehnten kennen. Er ist kein konkretes, singuläres Ereignis, sondern eine Verkettung dynamischer Prozesse.

Klimawandel und Green Finance

Eine Einführung für Institutionelle Investoren

Die Folgen des Klimawandels stellen eine existenzielle Bedrohung für unsere moderne Zivilisation dar. Da viele Auswirkungen aber erst über längere Zeiträume sichtbar werden, hat die heutige Generation nur wenig Anreize, aktiv die Ursachen dieser Bedrohung zu bekämpfen.Mittlerweile sind sich aber auch immer mehr institutionelle Anleger der strukturellen Risiken eines ungebremsten Klimawandels bewusst. Der WWF Hong Kong hat mit finanzieller Unterstützung der KAS eine umfassende Einführung in die Ursachen und Folgen des Klimwandels sowie Möglichkeiten "grüner Finanzierungen" erstellt.

Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century

Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and its flagship project the New Climate Economy, were set up to help governments, businesses and society make better-informed decisions on how to achieve economic prosperity and development while also addressing climate change. It was commissioned in 2013 by the governments of Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The Global Commission, comprising, 28 former heads of government and finance ministers, and leaders in the fields of economics, business and finance, operates as an independent body and, while benefiting from the support of the partner governments, has been given full freedom to reach its own conclusions.

Energiesicherheit und Klimawandel

Abschlussbericht einer Konferenzserie von KAS RECAP und EUCERS

In den Jahren 2015–2018 haben KAS RECAP und das European Centre for Energy & Resource Security (EUCERS)/London drei internationale Konferenzen zur Zukunft der Energiemärkte durchgeführt.Ein im August 2018 erschienener Abschlussband zeigt strategische Veränderungen auf wichtigen Energie-Teilmärkten auf, wie etwa den globalen Gasmärkten. Der Band liefert ein umfassendes Bild von den fundamentalen Herausforderungen globaler und nationaler Energiesysteme, nicht zuletzt bedingt durch den Aufstieg der Erneuerbaren Energien und des Klimawandels.

Energy Security in a Digitalised World and its Geostrategic Implications

Study by Frank Umbach, EUCERS/RSIS

Global energy systems are currently undergoing tremendous and multifold challenges. This ‘energy transition’ towards a non-fossil fuel energy system can be best described along three, mutually reinforcing strategic trends: decarbonization, digitalisation and decentralisation. Digitalisation has manifold impacts on energy suppliers, distributors and consumers as it provides opportunites for efficiency and sustainability, but also bears security threats. This study by Dr. Frank Umbach provides a comprehensive view on the impacts of digitalisation on the global energy system.