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This blog is written and maintained by Wolfgang Obergassel (né Sterk), project co-ordinator at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. He has been working with the Wuppertal Institute since 2002. The focus of his work is on market-based climate policy instruments (Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation, emissions trading), public finance instruments, government policies and measures to achieve emission reductions, and the future climate regime in general. He has coordinated projects on, inter alia, the promotion of renewable energy technologies through the CDM, reform of the CDM post-2012, possibilities for linking the EU emissions trading scheme to schemes in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the US, and a comprehensive Wuppertal Institute proposal for the future international climate regime.

Wolfgang Obergassel is also an active member of the German section of the international human rights organisation FIAN.

The term “climate hawk” was coined by David Roberts to describe people who care about climate change and clean energy. As Joe Romm supplies, “a full understanding of what climate science says pretty much tells you what the policy approach needs to be — very ‘hawkish’ — which is to say deploy every last bit of low-carbon technology we have today as fast as is humanly possible.”

This blog is a personal reflection by the author. The positions expressed here are strictly those of the author and represent neither the opinion of the Wuppertal Institute, nor the opinion of FIAN, nor anybody else’s.

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