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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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Independent insights from vulnerable developing countries

Making the Adaptation Fund work for the most vulnerable

This publication summarises the state of play in the Adaptation Fund and the key experiences of members of the Adaptation Fund NGO Network, at international policy level as well as within developing countries. >> mehr
Deckblatt: Green Climate Fund

Green Climate Fund 3

A Germanwatch presessional briefing

The third meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board is scheduled for the 12th to the 15th of March 2013 (in Berlin) and represents a critical juncture for the work of the GCF Board. The discussions on the core modalities to operationalize its objectives, also subsumed under the term "Business Model Framework", will be at the centre of the... >> mehr
Deckblatt: Standing Committee on Finance #3

Standing Committee on Finance #3

A Germanwatch report on the outcomes of the 3rd meeting

The third meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) took place in Bonn from the 8th to the 10th March 2013. The SCF has been established by the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC to assist the Conference of Parties (COP) in exercising its functions with respect to the financial mechanism of the Convention. Certain outcomes... >> mehr

Germanwatch Adaptation Committee Report

Head start towards implementation of three year’s work programme

The Adaptation Committee (AC) under the UNFCCC met for the second time from 5th to 8th of March in Bonn. The Committee, founded as part of the Cancun Adaptation Framework by the climate summit in 2010, is the world primary body to... >> mehr
Deckblatt: Adaptation Committee #2

Adaptation Committee #2

A Germanwatch pre-sessional briefing on the AC´s second meeting

The second meeting of the Adaptation Committee represents a critical juncture for its work. The AC – the UNFCCC’s primary advisory body on matters related to adaptation – will have a head start to implement its recently endorsed 3 years work plan... >> mehr


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