Climate Impact on Global Food

Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 01/15/2014 Global food markets: Climate impacts would be more costly than bioenergy effects Ambitious greenhouse-gas mitigation consistent with the 2 degrees target is likely to require substantial amounts of bioenergy as part of the future energy mix. Though this does not come without risks, global food markets would be affected much more by unmitigated climate change than by an … Read more Climate Impact on Global Food

Climate risks of bioenergy underestimated

Joint press release by Technische Universität Berlin and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 03/08/2012  Climate risks of bioenergy underestimated Energy from biomass presents underappreciated risks, new research published in Nature Climate Change shows. “A precautionary approach is needed,” says Ottmar Edenhofer, chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and professor at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). “Before further expanding bioenergy, science has to … Read more Climate risks of bioenergy underestimated