ccording to a report recently released by the Intergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange (IPCC), which is a United Nations body tasked with assessing science-based observations on climatechange, human activity is rapidly changing the climate in remarkable ways, thus confirming the debates around the Anthropocene.
Even though the well-known German “Energiewende” is famous for its ambitious goal to phase out coal-fired electricity generation to fight climatechange, its origins are rooted in ending the use of nuclear power to prevent any accident like that of Fukushima.
hile the long-term effects of climatechange continue, the COVID-19 epidemic, which spread at the end of 2019 and continued for almost two years, and the Ukraine-Russia war that followed, have had significant negative effects on agriculture and food security.
Earlier wildfires, floods, and other disasters as well as regional wars, climatechange, and the long-standing PKK terror attacks have all been dealt with thanks to Turkey’s strong institutional structures, its dynamic economy, and strong social and human capital.
n his book Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe, Alessio Terzi, an economist at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs and lecturer at Sciences Po, examines the concerns of the degrowth movement which challenges one of the most fundamental components of a capitalist economy: economic growth.
Read: Worlds at Stake: Climate Politics, Ideology, and JusticeThrough meticulously compiled archival material, Mattei explores austerity by studying economists in the 1920s from the birthplace of liberalism (Britain) and the birthplace of fascism (Italy) to draw a provocative conclusion about its nature: “an anti-democratic reaction to threats from bottom-up social change.
The main concerns of the new partnership agreement can be divided into two categories: first, it focuses on reducing the side effects of developing technologies, and second, the agreement is concerned with the issue of climatechange and its impact on international security.