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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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17. March 2014

Arab NGOs call on EU to adopt a strong climate package for post-2020

One week prior to the European Council of 20/21 March 22 civil society organizations of 9 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries urge the EU heads of government to regain the EU’s former climate leadership by backing progressive 2030 climate and energy targets. >> mehr
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Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) - Daily Briefings from the 6th SCF Meeting (4-5 March 2014)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings 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 this is an independent summary by CFAS and not officially mandated by the SCF. >> mehr
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Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) - Daily Briefings from the 6th GCF Board Meeting (18-21 February 2014)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings try to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place during each day of discussions and substantive points of action or progress. Please note that this is an independent summary by CFAS and not officially mandated by the GCF Board or Secretariat. >> mehr
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Adaptation Committee #5

All Hands on Deck!

The Adaptation Committee (AC) is the UNFCCC´s key adaptation body aiming to increase the coherence and promote coordination on matters related to adaptation. This briefing paper briefly summarizes major discussion points for the upcoming 5th meeting of Adaptation Committee, that takes place from the 5 - 7th March, 2014 in Bonn. >> mehr
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MENA CSOs/NGOs Working on Renewable Energy, Low Carbon Development and Climate Protection

Civil society actors are key agents of a transformation into a post-fossil society. They can influence policy-making and shape the awareness of the general public and specific constituencies, such as consumers, workers and farmers. With the aim to increase civil society involvement in the fields of renewable energy, low carbon development and climate protection in the MENA region, this study provides an overview of around 40 civil society and non-governmental organisations (CSOs/NGOs) from 12 MENA countries which would be interested to increase their political engagement. >> mehr
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Recommendations on Transparency and Public Participation in the Context of Electricity Transmission Lines

This position paper by Germanwatch develops specific recommendations to the issue of public participation in the context of electricity transmission power lines. Public participation has become more and more important in policy making during the past years. Policy makers have reacted to the urgent need to enhance public participation in the field of power grids. New laws in this context, for example in Germany or at the European level, demonstrate this approach. >> mehr
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MENA Civil Society Position Paper

for the UfM Ministerial Meeting on Energy, 11th December 2013, Brussels

Civil society organizations dealing with the environment and renewable energy in the MENA region want to cooperate on the protection of the climate and get engaged in the political decision-making processes of promoting renewable energy in the MENA region. Therefore 23 NGOs, particularily from the MENA region, agreed on the attached position paper which will be submitted for the UfM Ministerial Meeting on Energy aiming to adopt the Mediterranean Solar Plan (MSP) in Brussels in December 2013. >> mehr
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2013 Climate Summit: An Island of Incremental Steps in an Ocean of Low Ambition

The need to construct climate policy beyond UNFCCC to keep ambitious 2015 agreement within reach

The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Warsaw from November 11 to 23 resulted in decisions that provide the minimum needed at this point on the way to the new global climate agreement, but leave many central questions unanswered. >> mehr
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The Climate Change Performance Index 2014

A comparison of the 58 top CO2 emitting nations

The Climate Change Performance Index is an instrument supposed to enhance transparency in international climate politics. On the basis of standardised criteria, the index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 58 countries that are, together, responsible for more than 90 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions. >> mehr
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Reimagining China’s cities

Towards a sustainable urbanisation: Chinadialogue special edition on urbanisation

Beijing, November 18, 2013 | In collaboration with E3G – Third Generation Environmentalism, Germanwatch, the Wuppertal Institute and Stiftung Mercator, chinadialogue produced a special edition of its journal focusing on one of the biggest challenges facing China’s leaders over the next two decades: sustainable urbanisation. >> mehr

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