COP Reality Check + EU Arctic Strategy + Action Cams
The heads of state are currently wrestling with the direction of climate policy in Glasgow. As a major polluter, China has to curb its CO2 emissions particularly hard. Within just 30 years, emissions are to be reduced to zero, at least in the overall picture. This poses major economic and social challenges for the People's Republic. Tens of millions of people are threatened with unemployment. In today's issue, we are addressing the fundamental question: How can growth, power security, and social stability be successfully balanced?
The effects of the climate crisis are also evident in the Arctic, with rising temperatures and melting ice. And what is bad for the polar bear, pleases riparian countries and the "near-arctic-state", as China calls itself. New raw material deposits are being uncovered and shorter shipping routes allow for faster ship passages. Amelie Richter analyses how the skirmish over the Arctic could lead to new conflicts and how the EU positions itself.
I hope you enjoy today's briefing!