Observing, Analysing, Acting - for Global Equity and the Preservation of Livelihoods

We actively promote North-South equity and the preservation of livelihoods. We observe, analyse and act. In doing so, we focus on the politics and economics of the North with their worldwide consequences.
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Developing 2°C-Compatible Investment Criteria

This report studies the development of criteria for assessing the compatibility of financial investments with the international goal to limit global temperature increase to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The findings are intended as a starting point and a key input for a longer term process to develop consensus-based 2°C investing criteria. The focus here is placed on investments in projects and physical assets, in particular of development and climate finance organisations. >> mehr
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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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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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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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Energy and development: exploring the local livelihood dimension of the Noor I CSP project in Southern Morocco

This study conducted by Germanwatch and the Wuppertal Institute explores how the social pillar of sustainability at the local level could be met in low-carbon energy projects. For this purpose, it evaluates the livelihood dimension of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology based on a case study conducted on the 160 MW pilot CSP plant Noor I in Ouarzazate, Morocco. >> mehr
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Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS): Daily Briefings from the 10th Green Climate Fund Board Meeting

6th to 9th July 2015 in Songdo (South Korea)

The Daily Briefings - produced at key meetings and negotiations by the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) expert team - try to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each day of the meeting and give an overview of substantive points of action or progress. Please note that these are independent summaries by CFAS and not officially mandated by the GCF Board or Secretariat. >> mehr
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Morocco's INDC - A leading climate action commitment from the Arab region

A new wave of climate leadership is coming from the African continent. On 5 June, Morocco became the third African nation, following Ethiopia and Gabon, to submit its climate action commitment (or Intended Nationally Determined Contribution - INDC). With its timely submission, the host of the upcoming UN climate summit in 2016 also is the first Arab country to put forward its plan to transition its economy from fossil fuels to renewable energy. This is an important step towards the new global climate agreement, due to be signed in Paris this December. >> mehr

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The Climate Change Performance Index 2015

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

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