Participation at the Green Bodensee Conference 2021 hosted by the political academy of the Austrian Green Party, FREDA

October 19, 2021

Anke Schaffartzik, our new faculty member at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy has participated at a conference hosted by the political academy of the Austrian Green Party, FREDA* entitled Green Bodensee Conference 2021 in early October.

Webcast: Creating Socio-Environmental Scenarios, 20 October 2021

October 8, 2021

We would like to call the attention to the below webcast, recommended by Prof Pinter, member of the TIAS Advisory Board:

Creating Socio-Environmental Scenarios
hosted by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), the journal, Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling, and The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS).

WED. 20 OCTOBER 2021, 15:00 –16:30 (EDT UTC -4)
WED. 20 OCTOBER 2021, 21:00 – 22:30 (CEST UTC +2)
THURS. 21 OCTOBER 2021, 05:00 – 06:30 (AEST UTC +10)

Why is nuclear power not used in more countries?

October 8, 2021

Nuclear power is an advanced low carbon technology that can help to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change. Yet, many countries, including those with rapidly rising greenhouse gas emissions and enormous electricity needs, have not managed to construct a single nuclear power plant. Why do some countries use nuclear power and others don't? A new paper co-authored by Aleh Cherp answers this question by analysing whether and when 70 largest countries connected their first commercial reactors.