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We need to act now, if we want to keep the planet in a liveable condition under climate change. The Paris Climate Agreement was a step in the right direction. Now ambition has to be raised and wrong approaches to solving the climate crisis have to be prevented. We want to promote real alternatives, advance social-ecologic transformation and hold those accountable whose business model causes climate change. A change of course is possible!

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The Heinrich Böll Foundation at the UNFCCC COP23

A delegation of Heinrich Böll Foundation will be present at the climate negotiations in Bonn. We will offer different events, with a focus on Geoengineering, climate litigation – climate justice, and climate finance.

The Fiji UN Climate Summit 2017, COP23: what is at stake in Bonn?

The UN climate summit COP 23 will convene from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, under the presidency of the government of Fiji. This article provides an overview of key issues at stake and a summary of our expectations for the COP 23.

By Don Lehr, Lili Fuhr, Liane Schalatek

 

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Smoke and Fumes

Oil industry actors had early knowledge of climate risks and important opportunities to act on those risks, but repeatedly failed to do so. Those failures give raise to potential legal responsibilities under an array of legal theories.

Geoengineering

The geoengineering fallacy

Geoengineering technologies are not yet deployable globally, but support for them is advancing fast, thanks to backing by powerful advocates eager to start experiments. But no silver bullet for climate change exists, and we must not abandon proven methods for the sake of a promise that one will be found.

By Barbara Unmüßig

Geoengineering

Our web dossier sheds light on the risks of geoengineering for human rights, indigenous and community rights, peace and democracy, food security, biodiversity and ecosystem integrity.

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A change of course - How to build a fair future in a 1.5° world

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In Paris in 2015 governments agreed to keep global warming to well below 2 degrees. The mainstream pathways pin theirhopes to risky and costly technologies. In this joint publication, together with Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) and Misereor, we present alternatives that are possible and necessary for a change of course.

Climate finance

Green finance and climate finance

The G20 uses the term “Green Finance” as a broad umbrella term that refers to the major shift in financial flows required to support projects that benefit the environment and society by reducing pollution or tackling climate change.

By Motoko Aizawa

This site germanclimatefinance.de is designed to critically evaluate and increase transparency regarding the German government’s contribution to international climate finance.

The Climate Finance Fundamentals look at various aspects of climate change financing. It is meant to give readers unfamiliar with the global discourse about funding for climate action a better understanding of financial flows, the regions and countries they reach, and the climate interventions they target

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Campaign

The Carbon Levy Project

90 oil, gas & coal producers are responsible for two thirds of our CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. It’s time to make them pay for their climate damage.

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A Climate-Friendly Response to Trump’s Protectionism

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Rather than allowing itself to be dragged into Donald Trump’s destructive trade games, the European Union should turn them on their head, by introducing a CO2 levy, including border adjustment. Such a response would help protect the environment and boost the EU's own international clout.

By Barbara Unmüßig, Michael Kellner

Governing the Big Bad Fix? What to do about geoengineering

Geoengineering – large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems – is increasingly being presented as a strategy to counteract, dilute or delay climate change. Which international legal norms and agreements would contradict the different measures?

By Duncan Currie
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Dossier on the UN Climate Summit COP 22 in Marrakech

The UN climate summit in Marrakech from 7th to 18th November is the crucial next step for operationalizing the Paris Agreement. Many controversial issues are on the agenda such as damages caused by climate change and financing for the poorest countries.

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A Crack in the Shell: New Documents Expose a Hidden Climate History

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Oil Giant Royal Dutch Shell has known about climate risks of fossil fuel production for six decades. As early as the 1980s Shell knew about their accountability for 4 % of global carbon emissions. Still, while pragmatically protecting their own offshore oil rigs from the dangers of sea level rise, Shell massively promoted climate denial and climate obstruction as the CIEL report shows.

Vaca Muerta Megaproject: A fracking carbon bomb in Patagonia

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Argentina’s shale gas and shale oil resources are estimated in second and fourth place globally. Almost all of this potential is concentrated in the Neuquén basin in Northern Patagonia. This paper deals with the great risks to global climate and the impacts on the environment, health and society in the affected communities.

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