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03/2008
A Brief Legal Opinion: Minimum Benchmarks for Reporting of Companies on (Climate) Risks under European Law
An Analysis Of Italian, French And German Law

The brief legal opinion analyses the obligations of automobile companies in Germany, France and Italy in regard to the European Community and domestic law for reporting of climate change and oil price risks. Reporting of those risks is of special interest for shareholders and investors alike.

Publication
01/2008

This discussion paper elaborates 10 central themes on the measures that China is taking and will take to combat climate change in the dimensions of political and civil society. The paper identifies areas where the EU…

Publication
10/2007
Climate change risk reporting in the annual reports 2006 of the European automobile industry

This survey analyses and evaluates the annual reports 2006 - audited by accountants - of major European automobile companies concerning appropriate reporting of climate change related risks and uncertainties. The reports were analysed with respect to whether they meet the requirements of the Directive 78/660/EEC and whether financial and non-financial key performance indicators relevant to particular businesses were included. 

Publication
08/2006
Deckblatt: Flyer Climate Expedition

The Germanwatch Climate Expedition is targeting students from the age of ten years on all over Germany. More and more teachers, trainers, social groups and religious groups are asking for presentations for internal or external climate education events.

Publication
07/2006
Deckblatt: Climate Risk Index 2006
Weather-related loss events and their impacts on countries in 2004 and in a long-term comparison

The Global Climate Risk Index 2006 analyses how much countries and country groups have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss even

Publication
11/2004
Cover: Sea-level Rise in Bangladesh
One phenomenon, many consequences

Hot summers, floods, and winters without snow – during the last decade extreme weather events have given rise to worldwide concerns. One can hardly fail to notice that these extreme events indicate potential impacts of climate change in the future. Other consequences, however, which are at least as serious, emerge only gradually. One example are rising sea levels which threaten huge areas and coastal settlements and have serious effects particularly on people in developing countries.

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11/2004
Cover Glacial Lake Outburst
New threats due to climate change

The spectacular worldwide receding of mountain glaciers is one of the most reliable evidences of the changing global climate since mid 19th century. Mountain glaciers therefore, are seen as key indicators for climate changes and act as a sort of "global thermometer" (Haeberli et al. 1998b, IPCC 2001, OcCC 2002). And although the global temperature rise of about 0.6°C in the last hundred years might seem negligible at first sight its impacts are tremendous. Alone the Alp glaciers have lost around one third of their surface area and half of their volume by the 1970s. Likewise, since the 1980s 10-20% of the estimated 130 km3 of ice reserves have been lost (Maisch/ Haeberli 2003).

Publication
06/2004

Brief information about the climate impacts of aviation.

Publication
01/2004
Cover: Climate Change challenges Tuvalu

"We don’t want to leave this place. We don’t want to leave, it’s our land, our God given land, it is our culture, we can’t leave. People won’t leave until the very last minute.” With these dramatic words, Paani Laupepa, the former assistant secretary at Tuvalu's Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, expressed the feelings of many Tuvaluans when it comes to the worst-case scenario of climate change and its effects on small island nations.

Publication
11/2002

Within the framework of the initiative "Securing Food - For a Global Paradigm Shift in Agricultural Policies" FIAN, German National Association of Worldshops and Germanwatch support fair rules for international trade in agricultural goods. It is our opinion that a Global Paradigm Shift in Agricultural Policies is necessary to ensure the human right to food for all human beings and to provide agricultural production with a social, ecological and consequently, sustainable profile.

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