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24. November 2015

Peruvian farmer sues German utility RWE over dangers related to glacial melting

For the first time, a company responsible for climate change faces legal charges in Europe

Today, the Peruvian farmer and mountain guide Saúl Luciano Lliuya is filing a lawsuit against the German utility RWE at the Regional Court in Essen, Germany. The reason: The energy company’s immense emissions threaten his family, his property as well as a large part of his home city of Huaraz. Climate change has caused the glacial lake to quickly grow in size, making it a risk for the Andean city of 120,000. >> mehr
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Finding the Finance

Financing Climate Compatible Development in Cities

Cities are hubs of economic growth and innovation, rising emissions and significant climate change vulnerability. >> mehr
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10. November 2015

G20 - a turning point?

Germanwatch, Climate Action Tracker and Climate Transparency Initiative publish G20-Reportffentlichen G20-Report

The G20 make up two thirds of the world population, produce four fifth of the global economic output, and account for three quarters of global Greenhouse gas emissions. The average G20 per capita emissions are nearly 11 tons of CO2e. To keep global warming below 2°C, global per capita emissions need to be reduced to 1-3 tCO2e by 2050. The study "20 Climate Action – a turning point?" gives an overview on the current situation of the G20, as well as looking for trends and future plans. >> mehr
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Progress on national climate action plans for the Paris conference: "Climate action? - It's better to join in than to be out!"

Blogpost by Rixa Schwarz, October 2015

At the United Nations Climate Conference in Lima in 2014, it was decided that all countries should submit their national climate action plans to the United Nations in the course of 2015. These so-called intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) will be an important basis for the new global climate agreement to be concluded in Paris in December 2015. Shortly after the 1 October 2015 deadline for countries to submit their plans, the European Commission and the Government of Morocco convened the INDC Forum in Rabat from 12-13 October 2015. >> mehr
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What to expect of India's INDC in comparison to the EU's climate contribution?

By end September 2015 most countries will submit their climate contributions (INDCs) for the new climate agreement to be adopted in Paris this December. The EU has already announced its contribution of at least 40 percent emission reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. In India, the preparations for the INDC have been finalized, too. What is expected of the Indian INDC? What would be equitable? >> mehr
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Developing criteria to align investments with 2°C compatible pathways

The German government, through the German Federal Environment Agency, commissioned a consortium consisting of NewClimate Institute, Germanwatch, and the 2° Investing Initiative to explore criteria to measure the alignment of investment and financing with the 2°C limit. The project focuses in particular on development finance institutions. >> mehr
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Opportunities and restrictions for public participation in European transmission grid projects

A legal report submitted to the BESTGRID Project

This report describes the planning and licensing process for extra high voltage transmission lines under EU and national law regulatory framework. It is shown that the TEN-E Regulation 347/2013 introduces binding priorities (PCI, Projects of Common Interest) into national planning processes, shifting participation requirements to the EU level. The comparison between the German and the UK system of planning and permitting displays the different approaches: while the regulatory system is much more refined in Germany, granting much access and public participation, the participatory approach in the UK is more open, and access to justice is easier. >> mehr

The Climate Change Performance Index 2014

The Bill | short film

Short about the CO2 intensive lifestyle of a metropolitan. Directed by Peter Wedel with Benno Fürmann.

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