International Environmental Policy

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Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

Published: 31 May 2019

The plastic pollution crisis is a significant and growing threat to the Earth’s climate. Greenhouse gas emissions from the plastic lifecycle threaten the ability of the global community to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C.

Fuel to the Fire

Published: 14 February 2019

The present report investigates the early, ongoing, and often surprising role of the fossil fuel industry in developing, patenting, and promoting key geoengineering technologies. 

Radical Realism for Climate Justice

Published: 18 September 2018

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial is feasibleThis publication is a civil society response to the challenge of limiting global warming to 1.5°C while also paving the way for climate justice.

Not A Silver Bullet

Published: 30 August 2018

Why the focus on insurance to address loss and damage is a distraction from real solutions.

A Crack in the Shell: New Documents Expose a Hidden Climate History

Published: 25 April 2018
Oil Giant Royal Dutch Shell has known about climate risks of fossil fuel production for six decades. As early as the 1980s Shell knew about their accountability for 4 % of global carbon emissions. Still, while pragmatically protecting their own offshore oil rigs from the dangers of sea level rise, Shell massively promoted climate denial and climate obstruction as the CIEL report shows.

Smoke and Fumes

Published: 24 November 2017

Oil industry actors had early knowledge of climate risks and important opportunities to act on those risks, but repeatedly failed to do so. Those failures give raise to potential legal responsibilities under an array of legal theories.

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