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  13.09.2014   11:11   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Oxford Debate: Green Growth – Is It Losing Lustre?

The Oxford Analytica Conference, 18 September, Christ Church Oxford

With many advanced economies questioning whether they can afford low-carbon policies and investments in renewable energy, emerging markets account for a growing share of global investment in ‘green’ energy.

Yet fiscal pressures are raising doubts in these countries, too, jeopardising the global green growth transition. In this climate, it is no surprise that large-scale private investment in ‘green’ sectors has yet to materialise due to perceived risks and the relative novelty of the market. That is unlikely to change until governments create the enabling conditions needed for business to drive forward the next generation of green growth.

MODERATOR:
Jens Tholstrup
Managing Director, Global Economic Consultancy

PANELLISTS:
Lord Deben
Chairman, Committee on...

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Kategorie(n): Wissen  Wirtschaft 

  13.09.2014   10:43   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Die neue EU Kommission und das Ende der grünen Agenda

European Union leaders announced they will be consolidating energy and environmental goals under a new commissioner, effectively axing the intergovernmental groups’ climate arm as green policies are making it harder for citizens to pay their power bills.

Former Spanish agriculture and environment minister Miguel Arias Canete was tapped by the EU Commission to take over a consolidated energy and climate office. Canete will be replacing Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in what is seen as a huge blow to Europe’s global warming efforts.

“The EU is signalling a historical shift away from its green priority towards a new focus on economic recovery, competitiveness and energy cost,” Dr. Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Forum, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Kategorie(n): Ausland  Klima-Debatte 

  10.09.2014   16:49   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Gegen Klima-Realität helfen weder Medizin noch PR Tricks

Mein Kommentar zur britischen Klimaskepsis: The public’s obsession with climate change, a common feature during much of the 1980s and 1990s, has been waning rapidly.

The reason for growing climate fatigue is not so much a PR failure. After all, hundreds of millions are being spent each year around the world by thousands of NGOs, green energy lobbies and green government ministers.

It is rather that reality no longer corresponds with alarmist predictions that were issued just a few years ago.

The novelty of global warming and the habitual alarm have lost their original shock value. Most people have begun to take climate scares with a sizeable pinch of salt.

The climate campaign was founded on two fears: that global warming was an urgent threat that needed to be prevented imminently and at all costs; and second, that the world was...

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  10.09.2014   15:51   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Three quarters of Tory MPs sceptical of man-made global warming

The overwhelming majority of Conservative MPs do not believe that a link between human activity and climate change has been proven, according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted by Populus for PR Week, found that while 51 percent of MPs from all parties believe global warming is largely man-made, just 30 percent of Tories agree. This is in sharp contrast to Labour, with 73 percent of their MPs agreeing that human activity causes climate change.

Just over half of Conservatives agreed with the statement “it has not yet been conclusively proved that climate change is man made”, with a further 18 percent agreeing that “man-made climate change is environmentalist propaganda”.

Writing for PR Week, Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation said that the rise in climate scepticism can be explained simply by the fact that...

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Kategorie(n): Klima-Debatte 

  02.09.2014   17:00   Leserkommentare (1)

Global Warming Policy Forum

Five years after its inauguration in 2009, the Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new campaigning arm, the Global Warming Policy Forum.

The new organisation will be able to conduct campaigns and activities which do not fall squarely within the Foundation’s remit as an educational charity.

This arrangement reflects those used by other organisations with dual structures, such as Amnesty International UK and Greenpeace UK.

The Global Warming Policy Foundation’s news and opinion pieces will henceforth be covered by the new website of the Global Warming Policy Forum, as will the CCNet newsletter, founded and edited by Dr Benny Peiser since 1997.

The Foundation will continue to advance its charitable objects by commissioning and publishing reports and papers and by organising lectures and...

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Kategorie(n): Klima-Debatte 

  29.08.2014   09:28   Leserkommentare (1)

Klima-Propheten: Keine Ahnung, aber davon viel

FAZ: Harte Zeiten für Klimaforscher: Sie rechnen und rechnen - und bleiben dennoch Anworten schuldig. Das kann Jahrzehnte so gehen. Die globale Erwärmung pausiert, weshalb weiss keiner.

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Kategorie(n): Klima-Debatte  Wissen 

  21.07.2014   15:57   Leserkommentare (1)

BBC, Climate Change & Censorship

Benny Peiser is a social anthropologist best known for his work on the portrayal of climate change. The founder of CCNet, a leading climate policy network, Peiser is director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Following the BBC’s recent decision to uphold a complaint against comments made by climate change sceptic Lord Lawson on the Today programme, we spoke to Peiser about scientific consensus and climate change in the media.

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Kategorie(n): Klima-Debatte  Wissen 

  29.06.2014   12:57   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Das Propagandabüro der BBC

The BBC has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money asking 33,000 people in Asian countries how climate change is affecting them. The £519,000 campaigning survey by little-known BBC Media Action is designed to persuade the world to adopt more hard-line policies to combat global warming…

The BBC survey’s campaigning intention is suggested by a chapter entitled The Policy Context which tells readers that next year, world leaders will meet at a UN summit in Paris to hammer out a new treaty to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

‘2015 is a propitious moment for reorienting the way that we talk about climate change,’ the survey report says. The Paris talks will ‘open a window of opportunity… to articulate a climate change perspective rooted in people’s needs’.

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Kategorie(n): Klima-Debatte  Wissen