Understanding the history of the 1.5°C target: From "science first" to "politics first"

Understanding the history of the 1.5°C target: From "science first" to "politics first"

The 1.5°C target's rise to fame is built on years of careful groundwork by people who share a profound precarity to the adverse effects of climate change.

In this article, you will find a portrait of the hailed but inefficient 1.5°C target from Paris, interviews with its most eager proponents, and a commentary on the shift in global climate governance from science to politics.

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Political justice in the climate negotiations: The personal reflections of a yellow badge

Political justice in the climate negotiations: The personal reflections of a yellow badge

Analysing the COP23 negotiations in Bonn, CICERO researcher Solveig Aamodt argues that while states are the legally recognized claimants of justice in the negotiations, some steps have been taken to give those most vulnerable to climate change a due hearing. Is there any role at all for non-state actors in such negotiations?

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The Power of the Purse: Finance Ministries and Reforming the EU’s Carbon Market

The Power of the Purse: Finance Ministries and Reforming the EU’s Carbon Market

When it comes to the reform of the EU carbon market, finance ministries are interested both in the revenue from auctioning allowances within the market and in preserving the carbon market as the market-based flagship policy of the EU’s efforts to fight climate change.

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