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Noah Gordon
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is an editor at Berlin Policy Journal.

Some sectors could quickly take action to reduce CO2 emissions. But heavy industry has already done much of the easy stuff.


Angela Merkel’s government presented a “climate package” that disappointed.


Sausage-loving Germany is discussing raising taxes on meat. It’s a controversial idea whose time has come.

Carbon Critical: Flight Shaming

Traveling by plane is terrible for the environment. Yet aviation is very difficult to decarbonize. What’s the future of flying in a world of …


A government official’s warning that Jews in traditional dress might not be safe has sparked a new debate about how to protect the community. 


The SPD has to decide how long to remain in government.


The traditional statistics on greenhouse gases don’t capture emissions related to trade, shipping, or international aviation. But that’s not the only reason they’re misleading. …

Europe by Numbers: The Price of Mobility

“Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Union,” says the Treaty of Lisbon. This is a core pillar of the EU’s …


On Brexit, stances are hardening in Berlin and Brussels.


When it comes to refugee and migration policy, the European Union has a knack for inventing pseudo-English terms. Itʼs highly unlikely that doublespeak will …


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Bavarian interior minister Horst Seehofer have reached a deal. But this migration fight isn’t over, not in Germany and not in the EU.


There is a lot to unpack from the German chancellor’s recent interview.