Dear Colleagues and Friends,
With the end of March, the year 2021 is entering springtime, at least in Europe. We hope that more daylight and more sunshine will lift you up in these tough times and finally bring this pandemic to an end. We are hopeful that better times lie ahead of us!
Sadly, the same thing cannot be said about climate change. States are still not setting targets ambitious enough to limit global warming to 1.5C° threatening the threshold of dangerous climate tipping points. Let us fill you in on how the Energy Watch Group has been working this month to accelerate political action towards renewable energy and climate protection:
This month has been marked by the 10-year anniversary of the tragic nuclear accident in Fukushima. We have dedicated two articles of our newsletter to the discussion around nuclear energy, focusing on why it cannot be considered a climate solution and what we should do instead. For those of you who are interested in Japan’s future energy supply, check out the article on how the island state can become climate neutral by 2050.
Besides that, we’re covering the following topics:
- The Energy Charter Treaty, little known, but highly dangerous
- Why the European Central Bank has a Carbon Bias
- How fossil & nuclear energy assets could start the next financial crisis
- and much more…
Lastly, we celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th! It is important to keep in mind that also the climate and energy sector suffers from a severe underrepresentation of women. Let’s work together to change that. Shout-out to all of you out there, fighting for gender equality and climate action!
Enjoy the reading!
Your EWG Team