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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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Good neighbours

A development policy perspective on community acceptance and procedural justice in the context of utility-scale renewable energy

Simply because utility-scale renewable energy (RE) projects substitute for fossil fuel plants does not per se imply that they will result in sustainable, equitable or even pro-poor development outcomes in the environments in which they are embedded and on the people they serve... >> mehr
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Das BMWi-Eckpunktepapier „Strommarkt“ und das neue Klimaschutzinstrument

Eine zusammenfassende Bewertung von WWF und Germanwatch

Mit dem Eckpunktepapier „Strommarkt“ hat das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) konkrete Vorschläge unterbreitet, um zentrale Projekte in der kurzfristigen Vorhabenplanung der Bundesregierung bei der Umsetzung der Energiewende zu realisieren. Aus Sicht des WWF und Germanwatch sind die vom BMWi vorgeschlagenen Maßnahmen weitgehend eine gute Grundlage für die kommende Diskussion, die bei konsequenter Ausgestaltung den Grundstein für eine glaubwürdige Klimaschutzpolitik legen können. >> mehr
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Public Participation and Transparency in Power Grid Planning: Recommendations from the BESTGRID Project

Handbook – Part 1

This handbook by Germanwatch highlights new approaches that have been tested by the partners of the European BESTGRID project. Within BESTGRID, Transmission system operators from Belgium, the UK, Italy and Germany have closely cooperated with national and regional non-governmental organisations. Germanwatch has been following the jointly developed good-practice approaches to early and transparent power grid planning and has compiled its findings in this handbook. >> mehr
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Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) - Daily Briefing from the 25th Adaptation Fund Board Meeting

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 AF Board or Secretariat. >> mehr
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Briefing on the 25th meeting of the Adaption Fund Board

From 9-10th April 2015, the 25th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB), the operating body of the Adaptation Fund, 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 Pro-gramme Review Committee (PPRC). >> mehr
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Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) - Daily Briefings from the 9th Green Climate Fund Board Meeting

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 9th SCF Meeting (10-11 March 2015)

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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Meldung
17. March 2015

Fair IT: Germanwatch promotes challenge to electronic industry to protect workers properly

GoodElectronics Network and International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT) demand less use of chemicals and more rights in production

Working in IT-production can entail lethal consequences: workers are often exposed to hazardous chemicals and suffer from a higher cancer risk. Therefore, Germanwatch supports a challenge presented to the electronic industry to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals and to guarantee a better protection of workers and environment. >> mehr
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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
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Civil society perspectives on renewable energy policy making in Morocco

This document summarizes the outcomes of a working group exercise discussing the perspectives of civil society representatives on renewable energy policy making in Morocco. The working group took place during the "Conférence sur Les Changements Climatiques au Maroc" which was organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation on the February 10th, 2015 in Rabat. >> mehr

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The Climate Change Performance Index 2015

The Bill | short film

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

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