Energy Transition

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We brought US community leaders to Germany for a week-long tour of former coal regions. On the tour, we explored ways in which coal communities can adapt to changing markets, and reinvent themselves for a sustainable future.

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From the national unilateralism to the European project. The German energy market will only be successful if it cooperates with its European neighbors.

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The endorsement of the Paris Agreement at the Chinese G20 was clearly a step forward for energy sustainability in the face of climate change. Still the indications of how it might be achieved is limited in scope.

What is the German Energiewende?

Dossiers

This trilingual webdossier presents analysis and perspectives from a wide range of international and regional experts on how climate change, resource and energy politics relate to political and social change.

The nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan highlights once again the potential hazards of nuclear power in a dramatic way. This Web dossier provides an overview on the aspects of nuclear power in light of the incidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima. 
With this dossier the Heinrich Böll Foundation presents its latest international publications and events, and provides background information on other stakeholders and fora.

Publications

The alignment of G20 policies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is high on the Indian agenda. This paper examines the three areas energy and climate policy; sustainable and inclusive economic growth; and gender equality.

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.

This report summarises the key evidence which must be considered about BECCS. It looks at the overwhelmingly destructive impacts of existing large-scale bioenergy production and use and the implications of massively scaling it up, as would be required for a global BECCS programme.

All Publications on "Energy Transition"

More Articles

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G20 governments are spending $444 billion every year to support fossil fuel production. These financial flows are limiting the expansion of renewable energies that could curb global warming and meet a variety of sustainable development goals.

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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.

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The attempt to connect environmental and economic objectives turn out more difficult than expected. The green transformation must be seen as a political task.

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The energy sector in Ukraine is undergoing a fundamental transition. Yet, to overcome old structures and deep-rooted corruption, Ukraine needs a clear long-term strategy on the transition to green economy and sustainable energy. German and the EU technical support can play a key role in this process.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation focuses in its work programme 2016 on the impacts of the fossile ressource coal, and on ideas and opportunities a European energy union could offer to its citizens.

Energy Transition

In the area of renewable energies, Germany is perceived as a pioneer, and the same is also true when it comes to the phase-out of coal and nuclear power. If an economic power house such as Germany succeeds in running its industries exclusively on renewable energies, this may become a paradigm for other countries to follow. Consequently, it is not only paramount that Germany’s energy transition proves a success, these experiences and approaches also have to be exported to other countries.

Events

Apr 30
Call for applications. Deadline: 30.04.2017
May 12May 24
The Urban Art Platform of Eastern Europe
Berlin
May 20May 21
The Urban Art Platform of Eastern Europe
Berlin
May 30
Investment and Sustainable Development on the African Continent
Berlin
May 31
Investment and Sustainable Development on the African Continent
Berlin

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