Headline: Academic Articles

Großer Bremser USA

The article analyzes trends in climate protection and clean energy measures. It studies the role of the Trump Administration, of the U.S.

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The Coming of Age of Risk Governance

Proposed as an advanced conceptualization of how to handle risk, risk governance begins with the critique and expansion of the traditional idea and standard practices of risk analysis.

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Ein Zukunftsfonds für Deutschland?

Germans are generally very conservative when it comes to investing and this in turn leads to low returns in times of low interest rates. Asset accumulation, among other things, motivates various sovereign wealth fund models.

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Promises and perils of the Paris Agreement

Climate models aiming to explore how global warming can be limited to the Paris Agreement targets of 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius usually invoke sweeping technical and societal transformations, including the extensive use of carbon dioxide removal tec

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Reviewing air pollution and public health in China

Decades of gross domestic product-focused economic development has not only made China the world’s second largest economy, but has also led to massive environmental problems, including air pollution, which has been shown to lead to multiple advers

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Societal Impacts of a Rapidly Changing Arctic

This review article makes six observations about the current body of research on the societal impacts of a changing Arctic. First, climate change and globalisation are the dominant drivers of societal impacts in the Arctic.

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Aerosol Optical Depth Over India

Tropospheric aerosol optical depth (AOD) over India was simulated by Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS)‐Chem, a global 3‐D chemical‐transport model, using SMOG (Speciated Multi‐pOllutant Generator from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay) and

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E-Gov and Sustainability: a Literature Review

E-governance (e-gov) might provide the missing tools in order to move closer to the good governance ideal, often depicted as a key element for a sustainable future. But how is sustainability considered in the scientific debate around e-gov?

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Sustainable Risk Management

Here, expert authors delineate approaches that can support both decision makers as well as their concerned populations in overcoming unwarranted fears and in elaborating policies based on scientific evidence.

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Bildung und Sicherheit

Die Studie „Bildung und Sicherheit“ wurde zur Vorbereitung auf den XIV. Workshop desForschungforum Öffentliche Sicherheit bei Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ortwin Renn und Dr.

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Großkraftwerke sind von gestern

Unsere zentrale Energieversorgungist nicht das Ergebnis technischer Notwendigkeiten, sondern politischer Entscheidungen. Heute machen erneuerbare Energien ihr Geschäftsmodell hinfallig- auch im Süden.

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The Futures of Climate Engineering

This piece examines the need to interrogate the role of the conceptions of the future, as embedded in academic papers, policy documents, climate models, and other artifacts that serve as currencies of the science-society interface, in shaping scie

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No fudging on geoengineering

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is preparing a report on keeping global warming below 1.5 °C. How the panel chooses to deal with the option of solar geoengineering will test the integrity of scientific climate policy advice.

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