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Energy 30-11-2016

Nuclear referendum fails to mollify Swiss energy debate

Given the polarisation of the debate and high share of undecided respondents, it comes as no surprise that politicians went back into campaigning mode after the nuclear referendum in Switzerland on Sunday (27 November), write Rolf Wüstenhagen and Adrian Rinscheid.
Climate change 21-04-2016

After the ink has dried on the Paris Agreement

Over 100 governments are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a ceremony in New York on Friday (22 April), highlighting international support in the fight against global warming. But ratifying the deal will require more time, write Klaus Dingwerth and Jörn Richert.
Climate change 08-12-2015

Climate change: The solutions are right in front of us

Whether COP21 will be a success or not remains to be seen. What is certain is that climate change is still an urgent problem. Energy efficiency, renewables and sustainable mobility provide the solutions, writes Rolf Wüstenhagen.
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Irish vote on same-sex marriage: Why it is (also) the business of business

Many companies have jumped on the bandwagon of supporting marriage equality, but only a select few of them are consistent, plausible, and authentic in their efforts, write Florian Wettstein and Dorothea Baur.