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How climate policy could work: People want more laws, not more initiative

How climate policy could work: People want more laws, not more initiative

25 June 2021

Der Tagesspiegel

An op-ed by Jérémie Gagné and Laura-Kristine Krause: "How climate policy could work: People want more laws, not more personal initiative. Five recommendations for action on how climate protection can unite society instead of dividing it”. 

Wie Klimapolitik funktionieren könnte: Die Menschen wollen mehr Gesetze, nicht mehr Eigeninitiative

 

Climate change will feature heavily in Germany’s election

Climate change will feature heavily in Germany’s election

19 June 2021

The Economist

A new report by More in Common, an international group that works on social polarisation, finds a broad consensus across Germany for climate action, alongside concerns about fairness and a sense of personal helplessness. Two-thirds of Germans it polled want binding climate rules.

“Politicians are threatening social cohesion by not acting,” says Laura-Kristine Krause, the outfit’s Germany director.

Grant me greenery but not yet

Is There a Way to Dial Down the Political Hatred?

Is There a Way to Dial Down the Political Hatred?

11 June 2021

The New York Times

“We are inherently social animals, and we need that sense of belonging and attachment. We have emotional needs that we can’t provide for in isolation,” Míriam Juan-Torres González, a senior researcher at More in Common, an organization that studies polarization, told me.

Is There a Way to Dial Down the Political Hatred?

Understanding the Threads of Texas

Understanding the Threads of Texas

09 June 2021

Texas Standard

A new study seeks to understand the Lone Star State by exploring how its people’s values are woven together.

Understanding the Threads of Texas

Can the News Be Fixed?

Can the News Be Fixed?

18 May 2021

The Atlantic

Americans who turn to local TV, radio, or newspapers for political news tend to have more accurate perceptions of people with different political views than do those who rely mostly on The New York Times or Fox News, according to research by More in Common, a nonprofit that analyzes political divides.

Can the News Be Fixed?