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Bicycle Lanes and Dividing Lines: The Untold Stories of the EU’s Urban Transformation

The past couple of months have seen a flurry of enthusiastic articles on the green revolution in Europe’s cities. A somewhat idealized story of a change spearheaded by civil society, demanded by the people and implemented by local authorities as part of a larger European agenda. We have indeed witnessed pollution levels drop across the […]

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Dangerous Times – Is climate-friendly, flexible working as catching as COVID19?

As factories cease activity, supermarket shelves are emptied and populations around the world watch the spread of the novel Coronavirus with increasing alarm – could we be witnessing more than just a momentary blip in business as usual? Even without being infected, could COVID-19 be changing us (and potentially the future of the world)? On […]

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Countdown to 2050: The German approach is not a model for Europe

‘Together with a nuclear power share of ca. 15%, [renewable energy sources] will be the backbone of a carbon-free European power system.’ This sentence from the European Commission’s strategic vision for climate-neutrality by 2050, A Clean Planet for All (2018), concisely summarises the argument put forward in this article. Nuclear energy has a crucial role […]

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Countdown to 2050: The EU cannot achieve its climate goals without nuclear energy

The European Union wants to become climate-neutral by 2050. To this end, a vast variety of legislative goals from the European Green Deal to a “comprehensive plan” to cut EU emissions by at least 55% by 2030 have been proposed by the Commission’s President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, while some 25-30% of the EU’s 2021-2027 […]