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Of Interest

Christos Fountoukis - Qeeri Air Pollution

‘I still hear statements that say climate change is a future problem’

Christos Fountoukis of the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute is trying to improve the wellbeing of humans through studying air pollution.

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UN - Climate Change Can Prove the Value of Collective Action

The Crisis of Anglo-American Democracy

There is an obvious answer to the question of how the world's two oldest and most venerable democracies installed disordered minds in power and enabled them to pursue unpopular policies. But there is also a deeper explanation.

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UN - Climate Change Can Prove the Value of Collective Action

U.N. Head: Climate Change Can Prove the Value of Collective Action

UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in an interview for TIME Magazine, said "Climate change is not a problem for multilateralism, climate change is a problem for us all. But I think climate change offers an opportunity for multilateralism to prove its value.”

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Dreams Versus Reality in the Push for Cyprus Gas

Cyprus on the brink of big decisions on energy was the subject of the Sixth Energy Symposium organised by the Institute of Energy North-East Europe (IENE) and Financial Media Way (FMW) in Nicosia on December 4.

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energy for the common good

Energy for the Common Good

Aristotle famously contrasted two types of knowledge: “techne” (technical know-how) and “phronesis” (practical wisdom). Scientists and engineers have offered the techne to move rapidly from fossil fuels to zero-carbon energy; now we need the phronesis to redirect our politics and economies accordingly.

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Sesame light source

SESAME Light Source Brings Second Beamline Into Service

On 30 April 2018, at 11:21pm local time, scientists at the SESAME light source brought the laboratory’s infrared (IR) spectromicroscopy beamline into service for the first time. The addition of the IR beamline will enable the application of infrared microspectroscopy and imaging in a wide range of fields, including surface and materials science.

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We can fix this: Don’t be dispirited by Big Oil’s power in the age of Trump — real climate change solutions are in reach

Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs, a longtime friend of The Cyprus Institute and a speaker at our upcoming Climate Change 2018 Conference, warns about the consequences of continuing our reliance on fossil fuels and urges for action to end our dependency by 2050, at which point we need a world energy system based on zero-carbon energy.

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Further, faster, deeper: the UK needs a more ambitious Climate Change Act

As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the UK’s Climate Change Act it is time to ask, though, whether the central ambition of the Act – reducing carbon emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050 – is still adequate in light of changing circumstances, or whether it needs strengthening.

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