Die Industrieländer haben im „Kopenhagen-Akkord“ zugesagt, Maßnahmen zur Emissionsminderung, zum Regenwaldschutz und zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern zu finanzieren. Bis 2020 sollen die Mittel auf 100 Mrd. $ anwachsen. Wir setzen uns dafür ein, dass Deutschland dazu seinen fairen Beitrag leistet – und zwar im Rahmen einer kohärenten Klimafinanzierungsstrategie.


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How can the Green Climate Fund initiate a paradigm shift?

CDKN Policy Brief - October 2013

World leaders and governments paved the way for the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreements made at the Conference of Parties (COPs) in Copenhagen (2009) and Cancún (2010). The objective of the Green Climate Fund is to achieve a paradigm shift towards low-carbon and climateresilient development pathways. This requires ambition, in the design of funded activities and in the provision of financial resources to the GCF. >> mehr
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From Carbon Market to Climate Finance: The Use of ETS Revenues

This paper pursues the question of whether revenues from Chinese emission trading scheme (ETS) pilots, and a future national carbon market, should be used for national climate action in China and what topics should be addressed. Firstly, it will discuss why carbon market revenues should be used for climate finance and how this may be accomplished in theory. The paper then describes the experience of other countries, particularly in the EU, in using ETS revenues for climate actions. Finally recommendations are provided for the Chinese pilot ETS. >> mehr
ETS Joint Publication

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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Green Climate Fund: Timely Action Needs Early Pledges

The present discussion paper describes why early pledges for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) are important for early action – hence a timely start of project support – of the GCF. Of course, each donor country decides for itself when it perceives a fund to be ready and sufficiently trustworthy for funding and each donor country will probably have its own set of items it wants to see addressed before it can pro-vide pledges. Nevertheless, this short discussion paper looks at the interdependence between the need for early pledging for the GCF and the necessary progress of the GCF operationalization process. >> mehr
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Different Tales from Different Countries

A First Assessment of the OECD "Adaptation Marker"

In response to the launch of the OECD "Adaptation Marker" in 2010 and the first complete Creditor Reporting System dataset published in March 2012, this paper ex-amines the credibility of the marker. Our assessment reveals that far less projects than the donor countries reported are in fact relevant to what can be considered climate change adaptation. >> mehr
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The Goal of 100bn USD of Climate Finance

Accounting Issues Regarding Private Finance

This discussion paper addresses and raises different questions regarding what kind of private finance could be included in the 100bn USD of climate finance, which developed countries committed to mobilize annually by 2020. >> mehr
Deckblatt: Briefing Note An innovative approach

An innovative approach: The German use of ETS revenues for national and international climate financing

Especially after the failure of the Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009 it has become an essential question, how an appropriate an >> mehr
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Reporting on the Use of Auctioning Revenues of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Suggestions on Reporting Requirements with a Focus on those Potentially Used for International Climate Finance

This Discussion Paper addresses the question of reporting guidelines for the use of auctioning revenues of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). It reflects upon the relevant legal documents and suggests categories which should be reported upon. >> mehr
Deckblatt: German Climate Finance - Put To The Test

German Climate Finance - Put to the Test

Studie von Germanwatch und Brot für die Welt zur deutschen Klimafinanzierung

Die Klimafinanzierung ist einer der zentralen Diskussionsgegenstände in der internationalen klimapolitischen Debatte. Deutschland spielt dabei eine wichtige Rolle, schließlich ist das Land Mitverursacher des Klimawandels und trägt die Verantwortung, die Entwicklungsländer bei der Umsetzung von Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz und der Anpassung an die Folgen zu unterstützen. >> mehr

Expert elicitation on climate change related litigation risks: issues and implications

This paper provides a general overview of climate litigation risks in the US and Europe; considers the main legal issues and implications that arise for various actors; and makes recommendations. >> mehr