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.

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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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Desertec and Human Development at the Local Level in the MENA-Region

A human rights-based and sustainable livelihoods analysis

Eine Möglichkeit, die sich aus dem DESERTEC-Konzept ergebenden Risiken zu vermindern und die Chancen, gerade für die lokale Bevölkerung im MENA-Raum, zu fördern und somit eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Region zu gewährleisten, ist die Formulierung von Nachhaltigkeitsanforderungen an das DESERTEC-Konzept. Die Autoren Boris Schinke und Jens Klawitter erarbeiten in ihrer Analyse potenzielle Auswirkungen des DESERTEC-Konzepts auf die Lebensbedingungen, Menschenrechte und nachhaltige Entwicklung der lokalen Bevölkerung der afrikanischen Mittelmeerstaaten und stellen einen ersten Vorschlag sozialer Nachhaltigkeitsprinzipien vor. >> mehr
Deckblatt: Briefing on the 15th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

Briefing on the 15th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

This briefing paper summarises the key issues that are on the agenda of the 15th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, which go >> mehr
Deckblatt: Institutions for Adaptation

Institutions for Adaptation

Towards an Effective Multi-Level Interplay

Different institutions play a crucial role in order to promote adaptation to climate change in developing countries. As a contribution to the current political debate, in particular in the UNFCCC negotiations, this paper analyses key institutional approaches on the different levels and makes a number of concrete suggestions with a view to optimising the interplay between institutions on the different level. >> mehr
Deckblatt: Briefing on the 14th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

Briefing on the 14th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

by Alpha O. Kaloga and Sven Harmeling >> Briefing Paper [PDF, 385 KB] Brief Summary This briefing paper summarises the key issues that are on the agenda of the 14th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board… >> mehr
Deckblatt: Report on the 13th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

Report on the 13th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

2011 as the Implementation Year

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 highlights and summarises the key decisions taken during the 13th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board. >> mehr
Deckblatt: The Race to Low-Carbon Economies has started

The Race To Low-Carbon Economies Has Started

Developing Countries Leading Low-Carbon Development

Although international climate negotiations have made little progress since the largely failed talks of Copenhagen in 2009, especially developing countries have started the race towards low-carbon development. Low-Carbon Development Plans (LCDPs) have been developed that describe goals and measures of the respective nation's climate change efforts and lay a foundation for overall development planning. >> mehr


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