From 30 November to 11 December 2015 the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Paris. At this COP an international successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol is supposed to be adopted by the 195 member states in order to set binding targets for the protection of the world climate. Among other things, the so-called two-degree climate policy target, which aims at keeping the global temperature increase below two degrees Celsius, and the long-term abandonment of fossil fuels will be discussed. Furthermore, the Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted in September 2015 by the UN General Assembly, will be taken into account in order to support in solidarity the endeavors of emerging countries to fight climate change.

When considering the trends of global energy markets, the...

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the economic performance in a national economy. Therefore, it is considered to be an abstract parameter which covers economic growth and wealth insufficiently or from a monetary perspective only. Volunteering for...

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The use of unmanned drones is a much discussed and controversial topic. In particular the United States is internationally criticized for its use of drones, especially in Pakistan. In this context some talk about a downright “drone warfare”. Within the...

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