Press Release
11 November 2019
Pressemitteilung
Review of climate action finds G20 not on track to meet Paris goals, but positive trends in some countries

Carbon emissions from the world’s 20 biggest economies are rising. None of the G20 countries have plans that will put them on track to limit global warming to 1.5°C, despite the fact that most are technically capable and have economic incentives. To keep the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal within reach, G20 countries will have to increase their 2030 emission targets by 2020 and significantly scale up mitigation, adaptation and finance over the next decade.

Publication
29 October 2019
Cover Studie Kohleasstieg Europa
Study finalised: "Transformation Experiences of Coal Regions. Recommendations for Ukraine and other European countries"

In June 2019, the summary was published – now the entire study is being released, commissioned by Germanwatch together with the Ukrainian environmental organisation Ecoaction. Nine authors from four countries analyse the transformation experiences of Germany, Romania, the Czech Republic and Ukraine on the grounds of quantitative data and policy analysis. Visualisations of the recommendations and checklists top off the publication and make it a useful tool for political decision-makers in different European countries.

Publication
22 October 2019
Front Briefing Paper ExCom meeting #10
Background Brief in preparation for the tenth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

This briefing note provides an outlook to the upcoming tenth meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom#10) of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage (WIM) in Bonn 23 to 25 October 2019. The meeting will discuss - inter alia - the status of work of the thematic working groups and at least approve two workplans of the respective groups.

Germanwatch will attend the meeting as an observer.

News
04 October 2019

Multi-Actor-Partnerships offer an approach to address complex challenges through cooperation between actors from civil society, politics, the private sector and academia. The short film outlines the relevant framework conditions and criteria for a successful partnership. An example from India illustrates the advantages of this approach.

News
04 October 2019

The short film illustrates how cooperation between actors from civil society, politics, the private sector and academia helps to incorporate different perspectives and backgrounds in solutions to complex challenges. The example of climate risk insurance in Kenya illustrates the implementation of this approach.

Blogpost
23 September 2019
Blogpost

With 2015 to 2019 as the hottest five-year period ever measured and climate impacts getting ever more severe and frequent, the immediate and determined implementation of the goals mutually agreed on in the Paris Agreement is more urgent than ever. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has therefore invited governments, the private sector, civil society and international organisations to the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 starting today in New York. Focussing on ambitious solutions and announcements of more ambitious climate targets, the summit is meant to be the starting signal for a “race to the top”.

Publication
07 August 2019
The Ambition Call
For the UN Secretary General Climate Action Summit, New York, 23 September 2019

Ahead of the 2019 Climate Action Summit (23 September 2019) hosted by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the network Climate Transparency is calling for concrete climate action from the G20 countries. The Ambition Call directed at Germany calls for progress in three areas.

Publication
19 June 2019
Engaging with the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative
An Independent Civil Society AREI Monitoring Framework

The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) aims to transform the African power sector by harnessing the continent’s huge, but yet largely untapped, renewable energy potential. Civil society organisations (CSOs) are an essential part of this process, as they can take on various roles to benefit the initiative.

Publication
19 June 2019
AREI – About the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative

Renewable energy’s untapped potential on the African continent is a key solution to its energy and development goals, as it can broaden electricity access, increase investment and allow African countries to become climate leaders through a participatory and people-centred approach.

Publication
19 June 2019
Best Practices on Renewable Energy in Africa

Electricity and energy are key African issues: with 2/3 of its population still without access to electricity services and electricity demand assumed to triple until 2030, African nations’ energy policies are essential to achieve their development goals.