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NATO: Climate Change Impacts on Security

Heads of State and Government participating in the Wales Summit of the North Atlantic Council (NAC), the principal political decision-making body of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), have declared that climate change and increasing energy needs will shape the Organization’s future security environment and could significantly affect its planning and operations, reads a press […]

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Climate Change As Divine Punishment

Maybe you have wondered why Al Gore in his 2006 film proposed us to repent by taking shorter showers, saving the energy from our insignificant computer LED, and compulsively switching the light off. This behavior would have, alas!, stopped the hurricanes, fenced the infinite deserts and prevented the great flood. The cultural and merely cultural […]

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Invest. Divest. Most Radical Climate Related Discourse of a Chief of State

Excerpts from President Obama’s inspirational speech on Climate Change and plan to cut carbon pollution, held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.   I don’t have much patience for anyone who denies that this challenge is real. We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat earth society. Sticking your head in the sand […]

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Bullshitting Climate Change

Starting Copenhagen 2009, abbreviations and acronyms became a source of turmoil amongst participants at the international climate talks. Indeed, UNFCCC communication often goes beyond ridiculous as it abuses dozens of acronyms, whilst apparently all the effort is to keep the climate treaty in a stalemate. “In order to close a FAB deal at the COP/CMP, […]

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Alpine Fragility, Sacredness and Communities

The smaller we come to feel ourselves compared with the mountain, the nearer we come to participating in its greatness, says Arne Naess. This concept is not just a spiritual one, but one that leads us onto a quest to understand  mountains in a much deeper way. In the Tseringma region of Nepal, some say […]

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Bankrolling Climate

“Until now, little was known about banks’ role and responsibility for global warming. While most large commercial banks provide figures on their annual investments into renewable energy, they neither track nor publish their annual investments into fossil fuel projects. Many banks have made far-reaching statements on climate, but are they putting their money where their […]

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Climate Change Positives. Giddens’ Track Record

Anthony Giddens says that all the books about climate change that he read proposed revolutionary solutions. Although, with his latest book – The Politics of Climate Change, Polity Press 2009, the prestigious sociologist brings into the public sphere new concepts and original approaches climate policy or risk society, he records numerous positive steps. I propose […]

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A Forest Is A Levee

River Dora Riparia in Susa Valley is alpine however with particularities of plain running waters. “We are basically on a […]

Merano, A History Carved with Water

  In an unusual rain pouring cold morning Mayor Paul Rüsch, a rather non-political bonhomme, guided us through the history […]

How Hydropower Turned Hohe Tauern into a National Park

  Nature protection history and ecological hotspots started in the 1970s, says Florian Jurgeit, planner with the Hohe Tauern National […]

Is There Life after Skiing?

  Why do we have to ski all the time?, asks Dominik Siegrist, an actual avid skier and leader of […]

Schladming against Floods

  Following the rains and massive floods of Elba and Danube in 2002, EU decided to take action. In 2007 […]

Governments commit to strengthening cooperation on carbon markets

On 1 September 2017, high-level government officials from 25 national and subnational governments, including EU Member States, Mexico, the Republic […]