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Climate emergency and the question of system change: Is ‘Degrowth’ the only game left in town?

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Hoffmann C (2021) Climate emergency and the question of system change: Is ‘Degrowth’ the only game left in town?. University of Stirling Public Policy Blog [Blog post] 12.11.2021. https://policyblog.stir.ac.uk/

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First paragraph: Is ‘Degrowth’ the only game left in town? The perhaps unsurprising answer this question is, at least to my mind: yes! From ocean acidification to the loss of biodiversity, from the increase in frequency and severity of weather extremes to the much-cited continuous and dangerous rise in global mean temperatures: we are in the middle of what is rightfully called a climate emergency! And while the COP26 in Glasgow draws to a close, the main cause of said catastrophic changes, the continuous increase in emissions, is unlikely to change. Recent calculations put this at 2.4 degrees – after all current COP26 pledges are implemented!

Type of mediaBlog post
StatusPublished
Publication date12/11/2021
PublisherUniversity of Stirling
Publisher URLhttps://policyblog.stir.ac.uk/