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Briefing on the 21st meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

This briefing paper summarizes the key issues on the agenda for the 21st meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, which governs the Adaptation Fund set up under the Kyoto Protocol. The meeting will be held in Bonn, Germany from July 1-4, 2013. >> mehr
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Sino-European Partnership on Low Carbon and Sustainable Urban Development

About the Project

The flyer provides an overview of the aims and activities of the project “Sino-European Partnership on Low Carbon and Sustainable Urban Development”. Please click below to download the flyer in English and Chinese language. >> mehr
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Adaptation Committee #3

A Germanwatch pre-sessional briefing on the AC ́S third meeting (18th to 20th of June, 2013)

The Adaptation Committee is the UNFCCC´s key adaptation body aiming to increase the coherence and promote coordination on matters related to adaptation. At its third meeting (18 to 20 June, 2013) the AC has to deal with a number of agenda items. This briefing paper provides background to the issues discussed, mostly based on the Secretariat´s preparatory documents, but with additional analyses and comments provided by Germanwatch. >> mehr

The German fast-start finance contribution

One in a series of Open Climate Network (OCN) papers, this assessment looks at the Fast-Start Finance (FSF) contributions from Germany. >> mehr
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Using EU ETS Auctioning Revenues for Climate Action

What is the appetite for earmarking within specific EU member states?

The European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is facing serious problems. Clear decisions are necessary to ensure that the EU ETS will realise its double potential during the third EU ETS period as a key instrument for reducing emissions and generating revenues for national and international climate action.The paper will shed light on the potential of the EU ETS as a finance instrument. And it will “reactivate” the question regarding earmarking the EU ETS revenues. >> mehr
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Reaching the financial bottleneck

Report on the 20th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

The Adaptation Fund (AF) was established under the Kyoto Protocol of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries affected by the global climate change. This report summarizes the key decisions taken during the 20th meeting (April 4-5, 2013) of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB). >> mehr
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Report on the international Conference "Dialogue on Transformation"

The Dialogue on Transformation Conference highlighted multiple strategic approaches including grassroots, international, regional and national perspectives to engage with policy processes and build momentum for the needed transformation towards a just society characterised by access to sustainable energy and the right to food in the context of planetary boundaries. >> mehr
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Business and Human Rights

Expectations of a German Action Plan

Within the framework of the CorA-Netzwerk für Unternehmensverantwortung (CorA Network for Corporate Accountability) and the Forum Menschenrechte (German Human Rights Forum) Germanwatch together with 28 organisations drafted their expectations from the German Government and the German Bundestag to elaborate an Action Plan for Business and Human Rights. >> mehr

How do EU companies react to the EU ETS?

Results of recent surveys concerning the impact of the EU emissions trading system on companies

This compilation of survey results shows how much companies involved in the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) expect the EU to reform the ailing carbon market – by implementing the backloading proposal of the European Commission as a first step. Respondents are confident that the EU will adopt a 30% emissions reduction target for 2020 as a corner stone of further ETS reform. >> mehr
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Energy Transition in a Changing Arab World?

Discussing Human Development Requirements for Future Large-Scale Renewable Energy projects in the MENA region

This paper is based on the inputs given by different civil society actors during the workshop “Energy transition in a changing Arab World? Discussing human development requirements for future large scale RE projects in the MENA region” at the World Social Forum in Tunis in 2013. Based on the questions that arose during the workshop it must be stated, that low levels of civil society participation, information and transparency within the realization and communication of Desertec are still causing many question marks, concerns and doubts among the civil society in the Southern Mediterranean. >> mehr


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