Climate

Cover: Protest gegen die PCB-Deponie in Warren County, Afton, am 15. September 1982.

The Elephant in the Room - Environmental Racism in Germany

Published: 15 December 2021
E-Paper

The term "environmental racism" emerged in the 1980s in the USA and articulates the racist effects of unequal distribution of environmental goods and risks. In light of the climate crisis, a new generation of people experiencing racism is asking whether and how climate change impacts reinforce the efficacy of environmental racism.

Coverbild: Hafen mit Schiff und Ladecontainern

Navigating Uncharted Waters

Published: 12 November 2021
E-Paper

Many Russian stakeholders no longer fiercely reject the EU’s plans to tax carbon intensive imports, but look at the global decarbonisation efforts more foresightedly. Windows of opportunities for international cooperation appear. However, instead of joining the global shift to renewables, Russia develops its own approach with a strong role for traditional energy sources.

Plastic & Climate - Cover

Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

Published: 31 May 2019

The plastic pollution crisis is a significant and growing threat to the Earth’s climate. Greenhouse gas emissions from the plastic lifecycle threaten the ability of the global community to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C.

The risks of large-scale biosequestration in the context of Carbon Dioxide Removal

Published: 11 October 2017

The Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees is largely dependent on Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) approaches and climate finance institutions are already supporting such afforestation schemes. The report describes existing trends in the field of large-scale biosequestration and examines the social and ecological impacts of such projects.

Financing Loss and Damage: A Look at Governance and Implementation Options

Published: 10 May 2017

In 2013 countries agreed to establish the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM), but almost no work has been done on how to fund loss and damage. This discussion paper, while not presenting the final word on a range of issues related to international loss and damage financing, has nevertheless outlined some concrete steps forward over the next two years.

Climate Governance and the Role of Climate Finance in Morocco

Published: 31 October 2016

As a country very vulnerable to climate change impacts, Morocco, the host of COP22, has very high climate ambitions and has taken on a global leadership role in committing to a renewable energy future. This study explores what role climate finance has played to allow Morocco to act as a trendsetter and how its climate finance governance can be further improved.

From Ignorance to Inclusion

Published: 6 November 2012

Gender-Responsive Multilateral Adaptation Investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region  - Multilateral institutions must establish and implement gender safeguard policies consistent with existing international conventions and instruments on gender equality in all adaptation projects.