Climate activists protest against the demolition of the hamlet Lützerath in order to expand a coal mine.The responsible Green ministers struck a deal with energy company RWE to bring forward the coal exit in the Western German states to 2030 in exchange for mining the coal below Lützerath.Scientists argue that it is a foul deal under which Germany will not get onto a 1.5° warming path.
Central Asia is one of the most arid regions in the world and is watered nearly entirely by one source: the Tibetan Plateau. The Amu Darya basin within the Tibetan Plateau has shown a decline of 119% in water-supply capacity, and experts predict a near-total collapse in water availability to downstream regions. Water availability has been linked to a number of clashes in the region over the past few decades, such as border clashes in 2014 and 2016.
by Reinout Debergh For all the talk about a red wave – i.e. a major win for Republicans – in the run up to the midterm elections, already on election day/week it became obvious that it was not materialising (to the disappointment of Wall Street that was betting on it) [1, 2]. In the end,...
On November 8th, US midterm elections will take place with all House seats, 35 Senate seats and 36 governor seats up for election. Forecasts are close with Republicans favored to win the House, while Democrats are favored to keep the Senate. Results will strongly impact what President Biden can achieve in the coming two years.
by Georgia Fulton What Was The Fracking Ban Vote? Liz Truss, former British Prime Minister, declared her resignation from the post just one day after the Labour opposition tabled a motion in the House of Commons to ban fracking. Conservative whips initially said that the vote (which took place on 19 October 2022) was being...
The Senate represents the individual states with 2 senators per state. Currently, the Senate is evenly divided between political parties with Democrats dominating coastal areas and Republicans dominating the interior. Filibustering is the major obstacle to passing legislation in the senate, and by extension Congress.
The House is one of the legislative chambers in Congress and drafts and proposes legislation. Representation in the House is based on population size: states with a larger population have more representatives making it the more democratic of the two chambers. Work is largely done through standing committees, each having a specific policy area such as agriculture, natural resources, etc.
The United States passes a climate action bill with unified Republican opposition. The Inflation Reduction Act reduces climate-warming emissions, spurred by significant investments in decarbonization. Carbon-intensive drilling projects are authorized and expanded under the bill as well.
We’ve put together a comprehensive glossary booklet to help you understand the jargon around EU climate policy. The first section covers general terms, the second one (from p. 21 onwards) proposal related terminology.
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