Together with the Supply Chain Law Initiative, SOMO, Swedwatch and Germanwatch, we show in this short position paper why due diligence in downstream value chains is necessary and how it can be implemented. We also make key recommendations fort he EU supply chain law.
The objective of this discussion paper is to contribute to achieving the establishment and operationalization of an Loss and Damage Finance Facility (LDFF) that delivers on the needs of developing countries at speed and scale by explaining the why and how. The paper explains why the LDFF is necessary before turning to an analysis of the governing arrangements and core operational functions for the LDFF.
Climate and Energy Partnerships are a key instrument in international climate and energy cooperation and diplomacy. The recommendations in this paper are meant to make Climate and Energy Partnerships into relationships on equal footing and into win-win solutions in the transition to a net zero global economy.
Both in Germany and internationally, the debate on the pricing of greenhouse gas emissions is experiencing a renaissance. However, an enlightened and realistic discussion of ways and means is needed so that CO2 pricing instruments can play a stronger role in climate policy. In this study, climate and energy expert Felix Chr. Matthes of the Öko-Institut examines the relevant elements of a CO2 pricing strategy. He gives an overview of design criteria and mechanisms of action.
The Societal Transfomation Scenario is a global 1.5°C mitigation scenario that challenges the notion of continued global economic growth and its compatibility with ambitious climate targets such as the 1.5°C limit. This summary brings together all the key points.
Stop flooding the world with plastic! For the first time in Germany, major civil society actors have come together in an alliance to resolve the plastics crisis and have formulated 15 demands for the German government to act on.
Specifically developed and designed for a young international audience, the digital book "Unpacked! Plastic, Waste, & Me" answers 70 questions about plastic in colorful infographics and six true stories. Book designer and author Gesine Grotrian and a team of experts from the Heinrich Böll Foundation together with an advisory board of young people from all over the world have created an exciting non-fiction book for young people aged 12 and over.