Wir stehen vor zwei großen Klima-Herausforderungen. Erstens: Unbewältigbare Ausmaße des Klimawandels zu vermeiden - durch Klimaschutz. Zweitens: Unvermeidbare Auswirkungen des Klimawandels zu bewältigen - durch Anpassung. Zu beiden arbeitet Germanwatch an gerechten und effizienten Lösungen.

Picture: Poster Climate Change is not a Game

Poster: Climate change is not a game

Second prize in poster contest "Climate Justice"

Global fairness means that all carry responsibilities. The consequences of our lifestyles impact the poor and powerless the most. Limiting global warming to less than a 2°C increase through drastic emission cuts in the developed world and greater climate protection in developing countries is necessary for our climate and our survival! >> mehr
Picture: Poster One World - One Climate

Poster: One World, One Climate!

Third prize in poster contest "Climate Justice"

Pablo Bicheroux ranked third prize in Germanwatch poster contest "Climate Justice" with his contribution "One world, one climate!“ >> mehr
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Into Unknown Territory

The Limits to Adaptation and Reality of Loss and Damage from Climate Impacts

Joint Report by CARE, Germanwatch, ActionAid and WWF warns against irreparable damage from climate change for ecosystems and vulnerable countries. Governments will need to take new measures to deal with extreme impacts and prepare for losses due to climate change. Unless substantial efforts are taken immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage climate resilient development, global warming could exceed 4 and even 6°C. >> mehr
Deckblatt: Performance Review of the Interim Arrangement of the Adaptation Fund

Performance Review of the Interim Arrangement of the Adaptation Fund

Adaptation Fund NGO Network’s Position

The performance review aims at inspecting the effectiveness and adequacy of the Adaptation Fund (AF) and its institutional arrangements with the goal of providing the Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) with concrete recommendations for an appropriate decision. >> mehr
Deckblatt: Briefing on the 17th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

Briefing on the 17th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

From now on more National Implementing Entities than Multilateral Implementing Entities

This briefing paper summarises the key issues that are on the agenda of the 17th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB), which governs the Adaptation Fund (AF) set up under the Kyoto Protocol. >> mehr
Deckblatt: Accreditation of Two New NIEs, Approval of the Second Direct Access Projects

Accreditation of Two New NIEs, Approval of the Second Direct Access Projects

Report on the 16th 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, which should support the adaptation of developing countries to negative impacts of climate change. This report summarises the key decisions taken during the 16th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board. >> mehr
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An Insufficient Breakthrough

Summary of the Climate Summit in Durban (COP17)

The expectations towards the UN climate summit in Durban were low. This briefing paper analyses and assesses key discussions and results of the climate summit in Durban and considers next steps. >> mehr
Deckblatt: Global Climate Risk Index 2012

Global Climate Risk Index 2012

Who suffers most from extreme weather events? Weather-related loss events in 2010 and 1991 to 2010

As in previous years, the Global Climate Risk Index 2012 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 2010 as well as for the period 1991-2010 were taken into account. >> mehr
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6. December 2011

Climate Change Performance Index released at UN-climate summit

"Coalition of the responsible" needed to prevent dangerous climate change

The new edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) was released by Germanwatch and CAN-Europe in Durban at the UN climate talks today. Again, none of the 58 highest-emitting countries has done enough to prevent dangerous climate change, leaving ranks one to three open. The next ranks went to three European countries, Sweden, UK and Germany. The countries ranked worst this year are Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kazakhstan. Overall, the ranking was influenced by the worldwide economic crisis. This resulted in higher growth of emissions in emerging economies compared to industrial countries. >> mehr
Deckblatt: Low-Carbon Development in Southeast Asia

Low-Carbon Development in Southeast Asia

Energy Opportunities in Puerto Princesa, Palawan (Philippines) and Denpasar, Bali (Indonesia)

This Briefing Paper identifies opportunities in the local, national, regional, and international level that can assist the tourist island cities in southeast asia in persuing low-carbon development. >> mehr


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