Sicherheit & Klima

In vielen Weltregionen werden bei ungebremstem Klimawandel Millionen von Menschen ihre Lebensgrundlage verlieren - ein Konfliktpotenzial ungeahnten Ausmaßes. Germanwatch sucht aktiv nach Lösungen zur friedlichen Bewältigung - und möglichst Vermeidung - dieser Probleme.

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10th Green Climate Fund
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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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Pressemitteilung
16. March 2015

Melting glaciers: Peruvian requests German utility RWE to pay for protective measures

It is the first time in Europe that one of the world’s largest polluters is prompted to pay for the safety of a person at risk of climate change consequences

A person affected by climate change has made the unprecedented move to launch a claim against a European carbon major, demanding that the company contribute to urgently needed protective measures: Peruvian citizen Saúl Luciano Lliuya, with the help of the renowned environmental lawyer Dr. Roda Verheyen (Hamburg), demands payment for safety works from German utility RWE. Mr Luciano Lliuya’s property as well as large parts of his hometown Huaraz are prone to a so-called glacial lake outburst flood from Lake Palcacocha located upstream from the city. >> mehr
Cover Briefing AF Board Meeting 24
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Briefing on the 24th meeting of the Adaption Fund Board

From 9-10 October 2014, the 24rd meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB), the operating body of the Adaptation Fund established under the Kyoto Protocol, will take place in Bonn, Germany. In the two days prior to the meeting, the Board members will convene in their respective committees: the Ethics and Finance Committee (EFC) and the Project and Programme Review Committee (PPRC). >> mehr
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Pressemitteilung
12. November 2013

Germanwatch Climate Risk Index 2014: Haiti, Philippines and Pakistan most affected

Major share of economic and human burden of weather catastrophes on developing countries (press release english)

Overshadowed by the ongoing human catastrophe in the Philippines, Germanwatch presented the 9th annual Global Climate Risk Index at the onset of the Climate Summit in Warsaw. “The index shows that the most severe weather related catastrophes in 2012 occurred in Haiti, Philippines and Pakistan”, says Sönke Kreft, Team Leader International Climate Policy at Germanwatch and co-author of the index. „The landfall of Hurricane Sandy in the US dominated international news in October 2012. Yet, it was Haiti - the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere - that suffered the greatest losses from the same event." >> mehr
Cover CRI 2014
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Global Climate Risk Index 2014

Who suffers most from extreme weather events? Weather-related loss events in 2012 and 1993 to 2012

The Global Climate Risk Index 2014 analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available—from 2012 and 1993–2012—were taken into account. The countries affected most in 2012 were Haiti, the Philippines and Pakistan. For the period from 1993 to 2012 Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti rank highest. >> mehr
Cover CRI 2013
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Global Climate Risk Index 2013

Who suffers most from extreme weather events? Weather-related loss events in 2011 and 1992 to 2011

The Global Climate Risk Index 2013 analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent available data from 2011 as well as for the period 1992-2011 were taken into account. >> mehr
Weitblick
Weitblick
31. October 2012

Focus: International Cooperations

we are living through some interesting, decisive and formative times. We are calling for change – a Great Transformation. On a small scale, civil society and various stakeholders are already mobilising, sometimes quietly, sometimes more vocally. Alliances and partnerships are forming, adopting highly diverse approaches and networking on a national or international scale... >> mehr
Picture: Poster Connecting the Dots - Flight
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Poster 3 of 3: If you're still wondering what your flight to Dubai has to do with natural disasters... (from the poster series „Connecting the dots“)

Winner of the poster contest "Climate Justice"

1. FLYING GENERATES MORE CLIMATE RELEVANT EMISSIONS THAN ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY 2. THOSE GREENHOUSE GASES INCREASE GLOBAL TEMPERATURES, 3. CAUSING FURTHER EVAPORATION OF THE OCEANS AND 4. TRIGGERING EXTREME RAINFALL IN REGIONS ALREADY SATURATED WITH PRECIPITATION, 5. WHERE SOME OF THE WORST FLOODS EVER RECORDED HAVE KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LIFES! >> mehr
Picture: Poster Connecting the Dots - SUV
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Poster 2 of 3: If you're still wondering what your SUV has to do with social injustice... (from the poster series „Connecting the dots“)

Winner of the poster contest "Climate Justice"

1. THE BIGGER YOUR CAR, 2. THE MORE EMISSIONS IT RELEASES, WHICH 3. DRY OUT AGRICULTURAL REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD, 4. MAKING IT HARDER FOR SMALL FARMERS TO MAKE A LIVING 5. AND FORCING THEM TO MIGRATE TO CITIES, INCREASING THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR! >> mehr
Picture: Poster Connecting the Dots - Steak
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Poster 1 of 3: If you're still wondering what your T-bone steak has to do with desertification... (from the poster series „Connecting the dots“)

Winner of the poster contest "Climate Justice"

1. YOUR LOW PRICED STEAK IS PRODUCED BY 2. CATTLE FED CHEAP CORN AND SOY, 3. GROWN IN FIELDS WHERE RAINFORESTS WERE SLASHED AND BURNT, 4. MEANING THEY ARE NOT LONGER ABLE TO GENERATE RAINFALL IN DRIER REGIONS, 5. WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES ACCELERATE DRASTIC DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT! >> mehr

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