In the news:
- Food’s impact on the environment is substantial.
- “The UK is currently a part of the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) but the government plans to leave the carbon market and set up its own carbon-pricing equivalent.” If that happens, then the EU should impose a carbon border tax/subsidy on the UK in order to adjust for EU-UK carbon price differences.
- At the Guardian, the authors write that a “rise of 2C would cause 56% loss of vineyard land, while 4C would wipe out 85%.” What they might not have heard yet is that French wine producers have already started to adapt and buy up land in Denmark…
- My new article at @TheEcologist: The emissions gap
- There is a nice discussion about economic growth and CO2 emissions @LinusMattauch @JanSiegmeier @AlexRadebach @SSulikova
- Despite ambitious targets, Europe continues to lose biodiversity at an alarming rate and many agreed policy targets will not be achieved.
- I also published a policy discussion of the best options that developing countries have to deal with climate change, focusing on mitigation vs adaptation. It’s published in India‘s most important policy-oriented platform @Ideas4India.