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3 MAJOR CHALLENGES

1. To detach economic growth from greenhouse gas emission. Increases in growth and wealth
currently entail increased emission of greenhouse gases. Global insistence on economic growth
makes this the biggest challenge, and we do not yet have a solution.
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2. To raise awareness among politicians and the general population, ensuring their willingness to rise to the challenges of climate change.
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3. To come up with solutions which do not adversely affect the environment, with particular care
given to protecting biodiversity. There is every indication that the use of biomass will continue to
rise, which could lead to extensive overexploitation of Earth’s biomass.
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Danish reports
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The Annual Climate Outlook 2011 by Concito is the most thorough report on Danish policies and CO2 emmigation. The link below contains all the estimates and scientific equations.
Annual Climate Outlook – Main Report
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This is CONCITOs recommendations based on the Annual Climate Outlook 2011 report above. A great summary for politicians and laypeople.
Annual Climate Outlook – Recommendations
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The Climate Barometer is CONCITO’s survey of the attitude of the Danish population towards climate issues. The Climate Barometer is an ongoing survey conducted regularly so as to track eventual changes in attitude. This report is based on the February 2011 survey.
The Climate Barometer
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“What is it costing us not to attend to climate issues?” is CONCITOs economic projection on the cost of NOT aiming investments at reaching the CO2 emission level recommendations of the COP15.
What is it costing us not to attend to climate issues?
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The Green Urban Renewal summary regards political solutions to the apparent paradox that investing in energy renovations in private homes is profitable for both landlords and tenants it rarely happens.
The Green Urban Renewal
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Consumer Climate Impact is a report that adresses the focus on energy consumption as the main target of reduction of Danish consumers although it only constitutes about 20 % of their total emmission. This study shows that climate concious consumerism has an impact on an indiduals CO2 emission that is way more efficient than hitting the switch when you leave a room.
Consumer Climate Impact
Battle of the Grids (Greenpeace)
This 2011 Greenpeace report analyzes the potential for covering all of Europe’s electricity needs with
sustainable energy sources by 2050. Different pathways are explored, and the report finds that a fully
integrated European grid is both technically and economically feasible.
http://www.greenpeace.org/denmark/Global/international/publications/climate/2011/
battle%20of%20the%20grids.pdf
Copenhagen: Solutions for Sustainable Cities (City of Copenhagen)
A catalogue of environmental projects undertaken by the city of Copenhagen. The report covers 8 problems
that the city of Copenhagen has faced and the solutions employed to solve them and create a more livable,
green city.
http://www.kk.dk/sitecore/content/Subsites/CityOfCopenhagen/SubsiteFrontpage/CityCouncil/
CityAdministrations/~/media/9933EE8E38A547C7B3A3C52BC4CAD89D.ashx
Does the Use of Biomass Reduce CO2 Emissions? (CONCITO)
The report assesses the amount of biomass available today which actually reduces CO 2 emissions in the
short and middle terms. The report finds that only a limited amount of biomass can be used for energy
generation without increased emissions of CO2, and that many current sources such as a wood pellets may
actually emit more CO2 than coal.
http://www.concito.info/node/297?language=en

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