Energy in Jordan

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A Youth Perspective Position Paper

This paper was written by young Jordanians to outline their vision for the future development of the energy sector in Jordan. The authors have a common and crosscutting vision, which is to achieve in Jordan an integrated, affordable, sustainable, efficient, independent energy system with 50% of renewable energies in the national energy mix by 2038.

Aligning Investments with the Paris Agreement Temperature Goal

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Challenges and Opportunities for Multilateral Development Banks

This working paper by Germanwatch and NewClimate Institute studies how Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) can operationalize their commitment to align financial flows with the Paris Agreement, focusing on alignment with the Paris temperature goal.

Phasing in Renewables

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Towards a prosperous and sustainable energy future in Kosovo: challenges and possible solutions

Germanwatch, together with Balkan Green Foundation, has published the study "Phasing in Renewables. Towards a prosperous and sustainable energy future in Kosovo: challenges and possible solutions". Ten authors from the spheres of science, consulting and practice outline challenges and possible solutions for Kosovo based on experiences in other countries.

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News | 28 June 2018

Report of the Empowerment for Climate Leadership Program in Tanzania, June 2018

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“If you are a wise person, you are a learner and an educator!” With this idea, the 3 weeks of exchange within the “Empowerment for Climate Leadership program” (ECL) started in Tanzania, June 2018. 24 young climate activists from India, Tanzania and Germany met there to work and exchange on different ways of implementing the SDGs and Agenda 2030 on local, regional and national level. Here, you find a short recap of some events in the very inspiring first half of the exchange organized by CAN Tanzania...

Governance of Mineral Supply Chains of Electronic Devices

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Discussion of Mandatory and Voluntary Approaches in Regard to Coverage, Transparency and Credibility

This paper analyses the current governance framework concerning mineral supply chains of electronic devices.
This is about ten years after leading IT companies began in 2007 to fund research to investigate the impact of mineral sourcing for IT devices, which established a connection between their products and human rights abuses.

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News | 16 May 2018

Advice Note to companies, member states, and the European Commission

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Advice note to companies, member states, and the European Commission

The EU Regulation on due diligence in mineral supply chains came into force on 8 June 2017. It aims to disrupt links between conflict, human rights abuses, and the global minerals trade, by requiring companies bringing ores and metals of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG) into the EU—from anywhere in the world—to do so responsibly. The Regulation is based on the existing, internationally-endorsed, OECD standard for responsible mineral supply chains.

News | 09 May 2018

Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project to train new climate activists in Berlin

Climate Reality Leadership Corps activist training in Berlin, Germany from June 26-28
Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project

Applications are now open for the three-day training, where former US Vice President and Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore will train people from around the world to become Climate Reality Leaders and take action to address the climate crisis. This will be the first such training in Europe since 2013. The training offers the chance to learn directly from Al Gore and a lineup of renowned climate scientists and communicators on how to inspire action and lead their communities in fighting for a sustainable future powered by clean energy.

News | 03 May 2018

Preparations started for Tanzania exchange phase in Empowerment for Climate Leadership project

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The project „Empowerment for Climate Leadership“ (ECL) is an extra occupational 18-months-online training course and exchange program. It is organized by the Climate Action Network (CAN) Tanzania and Germanwatch e.V. ECL supports 22 young professionals from Tanzania, India and Germany that are actively engaged in youth or civil society organizations for a global and just sustainable development.
In April, the German participants had a preparatory meeting for the upcoming Tanzania exchange phase in Bonn, Germany and the Tanzanian participants met for a seminar in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

"Regulate smartphones through Ecodesign"

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Open Letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

Coolproducts, a coalition of environmental NGOs, with the support of over 30 stakeholders across Europe and beyond (including Germanwatch), urge Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, to regulate smartphones by 2021 with requirements that will make smartphones more energy efficient and more durable, repairable and recyclable.