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 Beyond Efficiency and Renewable: Sufficiency Matters to Limit Global Warming by the End of the Century to 1.5°C

Yamina SAHEB

This blogpost is a slightly altered version of the sufficiency section included in the report entitled published by Hot or Cool Institute. 

Global warming is today’s reality in every region of the planet

 Sobriété: Pourquoi nos démocraties ne pourront pas s’en passer?

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 La sobriété dans les scénarios compatibles avec l'accord de Paris

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 La sobriété dans les scénarios compatibles avec l'accord de Paris

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 Beyond efficiency, sufficiency matters

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 Investing in deep renovation for Recovery : A How-to guide for Member States

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 An energy investment treaty has been holding Nord Stream 2 hostage

Yamina SAHEB

The German government has been worried about being sued by the fossil fuel companies behind the Russian gas pipeline under the Energy Charter Treaty.

After Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine on Tuesday, German chancellor Olaf Scholz decided to halt the certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Germany and Russia.

 COP26: Sufficiency Should be First

Yamina SAHEB

Avoiding the climate emergency requires going beyond the current set of policy measures. Instead, the concept of sufficiency needs to be adapted and applied to today’s environmental and societal challenges. This would provide clear metrics that are equitable and within the Earth’s ecological limits. The application of sufficiency to policies for building stock would provide a decent living standard for all and have a significant impact on limiting global warming.

 Energy Charter Treaty strikes again

Yamina SAHEB

The RWE case against the implementation of the Dutch climate target provides additional evidence that EU climate law needs provisions to end protection of foreign investment in fossil fuels.

The Dutch Government’s strange relationship with the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is coming back to bite the Netherlands.

 Energy Charter Conference: a ministerial without ministers

Yamina SAHEB

EU ministers attending the Energy Charter Conference on 16-17 December should work on the collective withdrawal from the ECT if other contracting parties oppose the phase-out of fossil fuels from the treaty’s binding provisions.

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