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We actively promote North-South equity and the preservation of livelihoods. We observe, analyse and act. In doing so, we focus on the politics and economics of the North with their worldwide consequences.
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Meldung
3. May 2016

Policy Advisor for Climate Finance and Development

32-40 h/week, location: Bonn, as soon as possible; for 24 months; extension envisaged

Germanwatch is a development and environment organization that actively engages in international political and economic frameworks. The situation of marginalised people forms the starting point for our engagement for sustainable development. To complement our International Climate Policy Team we are looking for a professional with the following profile... >> mehr
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Meldung
3. May 2016

Supply chain responsibility has to become a topic on the next G7 summit!

Public letter by Germanwatch and 58 other civil society organisations to the countries of the Group of Seven

The 2015 G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau was ground-breaking in that G7 leaders for the first time discussed such supply chain responsibility. They pledged to promote “responsible supply chains”, and strongly supported the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). The G7 leaders also stressed the need to increase transparency, the identification and prevention of human rights risks, and the strengthening of grievance mechanisms to promote better working conditions, and urged the private sector to implement human rights due diligence. These commitments were made under the leadership of Japan and Germany, as current and preceding G7 chair. >> mehr
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Country Fact Sheet Morocco. Energy and Development at a glance 2016

Project: Middle East North Africa Sustainable ELECtricity Trajectories (MENA-SELECT)

Reliable energy supply is vitally important to meet the growing electricity demand and hence to sustain the socio-economic progress of Morocco. With the kingdom's electricity consumption projected to double by 2025 and to increase more than five times by 2050, substantial investments in additional power generation capacities are required. Faced by the dual challenge of importing 96% of its energy supplies as fossil fuels from abroad, and being highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Morocco has, therefore, explicitly set low-carbon and climate change resilient development as its strategic development priority. >> mehr
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Going to town: How the Green Climate Fund can support a paradigm shift in cities

With its mandate to promote a paradigm shift towards low-emissions and climate-resilient development pathways the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has reached full operationalisation in 2015 and is resourced with over US$ 6bn (with more than 10bn pledged). According to its initial results management framework the GCF aims to achieve a "reduction of emissions from buildings and cities" while at the same time "increasing the resilience of infrastructure and the built environment to climate change threats" (GCF, 2014). However, clear operationalisation pathways for the GCF to reach the subnational level are still lacking to date. This publication offers some suggestions on how to shape the GCF so that its finance flows better suit the needs of cities. >> mehr
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Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS): Daily Briefings from the 12th Green Climate Fund Board Meeting

8th to 10th March 2016, Korea

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. >> mehr
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Soft Power for Solar Power: Germany’s New Climate Foreign Policy

This study offers an analysis of Germany’s relatively new efforts to integrate climate change into its foreign policy agenda, with a focus on its government players at a national level. It is an initial step towards filling in gaps in understanding and deepening the discussion about Germany’s unique climate diplomacy experience. The author concludes that in some areas, such as the G7, German climate diplomacy has been surprisingly effective, while in other areas it has made less progress, including fostering EU level climate diplomacy and engaging with foreign non-governmental players. >> mehr
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14. February 2016

Viewpoint: "Cropping and cashing: institutional solutions for synergetic climate finance for mitigation and adaptation in agriculture"

by Lisa Junghans & Michel Köhler

For many developing countries ensuring food security remains a key development challenge, often aggravated by climate change impacts. >> mehr
International Conference FAST FORWARD 2016
Publikation

International Conference "FAST FORWARD": Implementing the international climate and sustainable development agenda resulting from Paris and New York

February 16th 2016, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The international year of 2015 saw an unparalleled degree of international decisions and norm creation. The Paris Agreement was a remarkable achievement. >> mehr
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EU Responsible Mineral Sourcing Regulation

Civil Society Response to the Council Mandate Agreed by Coreper on 17 December 2015

The devastating impacts of the trade in minerals linked to conflict and human rights abuses are well documented. The problem has not gone away. >> mehr

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Short about the CO2 intensive lifestyle of a metropolitan. Directed by Peter Wedel with Benno Fürmann.

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