Climate Change and Migration – Policy approaches for a sustainable future

This report explores how the international community and the European Union (EU) have dealt with the issue of climate-driven migration and why we have yet to find adequate measures to respond to the challenge

Grounded – Beyond Flygskam

This report is a study of some of those who have stopped flying, in order to learn how they have handled the goal conflicts involved in their decision. The report moves beyond the simple dichotomy for and against flying and instead it focuses on what we can deduce in terms of policy implications from those who voluntarily choose to stop flying because of climate change.

Sustainable Mobility the Chinese way

Within mobility, China has become the world’s largest market for electric vehicles, shared bicycles, high-speed trains and other important parts of the drive towards sustainability. In many of these areas, it is also the world’s largest producer, proving that a strong home market is great for business. Let’s not kid ourselves, the Chinese are not doing this for the climate.

What is a Successful Think Thank?

At Fores, encouraged by our board, we have felt the need to clarify and quantify our results, striving to answer “How efficient are we?”, “How do we become more relevant?” and “Can we be more cost-effective?”, while at the same time jealously safeguarding the uniqueness of being a think tank. Thus we ask ourselves – what is a successful think thank and how do we measure our performances?

Developing Platform Economies

The concept of platforms has emerged in recent years as one of the most important concepts of the digital economy. Are genuinely new ways of running companies and organizing work and capital investments emerging? And what implications does this have on European innovation, incumbent market players and consumers?

Emissions Trading: Fighting climate change with the market

The EU ETS is described by the European Commission as the cornerstone of its strategy to combat climate change and it is the main policy instrument for reaching the EU’s climate objectives. The EU ETS has also been widely criticised with arguments worth regarding. This book aims at putting emissions trading into perspective, in the EU and the world, to the interested but not necessarily specialist reader.

Dengue, Zika and the Changing Climate: What is the Scientific Link?

The World Health Organization has claimed dengue the most important viral disease carried by mosquitos. In February 2016, they also declared the ongoing Zika epidemic a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, due to the fetal brain damage associated to infection among pregnant women.

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Since the adoption and early ratification of the Paris Agreement, more and more policymakers have started to deal with the need for and the prospects of negative emissions, not only because the temperature target of 1.5°C requires even larger volumes of negative emissions, but probably even more because of the newly introduced target of net-zero emissions.