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Cover Briefing Note Climate Action
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Climate Action: decrease your footprint – increase your Hand Print

Staying below two degrees means ending the use of coal, oil and gas

The international community has agreed several times that climate change must be limited to below 2°C. Many of the most vulnerable countries demand that this upper limit be tightened to 1.5°C to avoid further negative impacts on their populations. These global temperature limits will likely be included in the Paris Agreement as well. But temperature goals are very abstract. Paris will deliver an agreement – but emission reductions have to be realized on national, subnational, local and private levels... >> mehr
Cover Participation Handbook
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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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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
Cover Booklet Climate Change
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Climate Change from above

Approaching Climate Change from an outer space perspective

This booklet is one result of an international workshop on climate change education held in Warsaw on 8–9 November 2013 and provides an introduction to global climate change by using satellite images. Germanwatch has experience of comparing live satellite images with archived footage of the earth, which has been successfully applied in educational work for almost ten years. Based on that experience, we have chosen an outer-space perspective as an entry point for education on climate change. >> mehr
Cover: Good for the climate
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Good for the climate

Everyday life tips for saving our climate

The handy leaflet offers useful tips and tricks for changing your lifestyle to a more climate friendly one. It provides ideas for different areas: mobility, living, consumption, nutrition, investment and last but not least political involvement. >> mehr
Weitblick
Weitblick
31. October 2012

Focus: International Cooperations

we are living through some interesting, decisive and formative times. We are calling for change – a Great Transformation. On a small scale, civil society and various stakeholders are already mobilising, sometimes quietly, sometimes more vocally. Alliances and partnerships are forming, adopting highly diverse approaches and networking on a national or international scale... >> mehr
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Poster 3 of 3: If you're still wondering what your flight to Dubai has to do with natural disasters... (from the poster series „Connecting the dots“)

Winner of the poster contest "Climate Justice"

1. FLYING GENERATES MORE CLIMATE RELEVANT EMISSIONS THAN ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY 2. THOSE GREENHOUSE GASES INCREASE GLOBAL TEMPERATURES, 3. CAUSING FURTHER EVAPORATION OF THE OCEANS AND 4. TRIGGERING EXTREME RAINFALL IN REGIONS ALREADY SATURATED WITH PRECIPITATION, 5. WHERE SOME OF THE WORST FLOODS EVER RECORDED HAVE KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LIFES! >> mehr
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Poster 2 of 3: If you're still wondering what your SUV has to do with social injustice... (from the poster series „Connecting the dots“)

Winner of the poster contest "Climate Justice"

1. THE BIGGER YOUR CAR, 2. THE MORE EMISSIONS IT RELEASES, WHICH 3. DRY OUT AGRICULTURAL REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD, 4. MAKING IT HARDER FOR SMALL FARMERS TO MAKE A LIVING 5. AND FORCING THEM TO MIGRATE TO CITIES, INCREASING THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR! >> mehr
Picture: Poster Connecting the Dots - Steak
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Poster 1 of 3: If you're still wondering what your T-bone steak has to do with desertification... (from the poster series „Connecting the dots“)

Winner of the poster contest "Climate Justice"

1. YOUR LOW PRICED STEAK IS PRODUCED BY 2. CATTLE FED CHEAP CORN AND SOY, 3. GROWN IN FIELDS WHERE RAINFORESTS WERE SLASHED AND BURNT, 4. MEANING THEY ARE NOT LONGER ABLE TO GENERATE RAINFALL IN DRIER REGIONS, 5. WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES ACCELERATE DRASTIC DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT! >> mehr
Picture: Poster Climate Change is not a Game
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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

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Wie kann man den eigenen ökologischen Fußabdruck verkleinern und den sozialen Handabdruck vergrößern?
>> Aktion Hand Print für nachhaltiges Verbraucherverhalten

Was tun mit alten Handys & PCs?
>> Tipps zum Umgang mit alten Elektronikgeräten

Was hat mein Konsumverhalten mit dem Klima zu tun?
>> Tipps für klimafreundliche Verbraucherentscheidungen

Gibt es "faire" Handys?
>> Im Blickpunkt: das "Fairphone"
>> Studie zur Unternehmensverantwortung von deutschen Mobilfunkanbietern

Welche "fairen" IT-Produkte gibt es noch?
>> Im Blickpunkt: Computermaus von NagerIT

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Kurzfilm - Die Rechnung

In dem Kurzfilm von Peter Wedel steht der CO2-intensive Lebensstil eines Großstädters im Gegensatz zu den vom Klimawandel am stärksten betroffenen Menschen in Entwicklungsländern.