Policy recommendations on Article 15 “Combating climate change” of the proposed EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

05.10.2022
Titelseite Briefing

In light of the severity and the short timeframe that remains to take action to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, it is important that the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) leaves no legal ambiguity concerning corporate obligations regarding climate change. The aim of this paper is to provide recommendations on Article 15 “Combating climate change” of the Commission’s proposal which lacks precision regarding the targets and content of the transition plans it refers to.

European Regulation on Responsible Mineral Sourcing

05.10.2022
Title Page Workshop Report
What are the lessons learned so far for the upcoming review and new legislative proposals?

In September 2021, a three-day online workshop brought together more than fifty representatives of Colombian, Congolese and European civil society organisations to discuss the European Regulation on Responsible Sourcing implementation. This workshop was followed by a public online conference where civil societies addressed their concerns to EU representatives and presented their recommendations. This document aims to summarise the main recommendations.

Ignite Fireworks of Action through Climate Initiatives

29.08.2022
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At the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow (COP26), several multilateral initiatives were launched that manifest the ongoing development of a more polycentric and complex international climate governance. Read more about how they can potentially close the 2030 ambition gap and implement climate action more quickly in our policy brief.

Factsheet on the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land-Use (GDFLU)

29.08.2022
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At the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow (COP26), several multilateral initiatives were launched. In this fact sheet, we took a closer look at the Glasgow Leaders' Declaration on Forests and Land-Use (GDFLU) and its potential to close the 2030 ambition gap and implement climate action more quickly.

Status quo of and next steps for the Glasgow Dialogue

22.09.2022
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COP26 decided on the Glasgow Dialogue for parties and non-party stakeholders to discuss existing arrangements for funding activities to avert, minimize and address loss and damage. The first dialogue took place during the Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB 56) in June 2022. This briefing paper summarises its results in four key areas and makes recommendations concerning necessary next steps.

Bali, Poznan, Copenhagen - Triple Jump Towards a new Quality of Climate Policy?

01.02.2008

In this paper Germanwatch summarises the recent and current journey of international climate politics. It began with the failed climate conference in Nairobi in 2006, started a new process in Bali 2007, will stop over in Poznan (December 2008) and shall lead to a new climate treaty in Copenhagen 2009.

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Open letter: German G7 Presidency should ensure sustainability in hydrogen trade

Verbändebrief Mai 2022

In their joint open letter, Germanwatch, Bread for the World, Friends of the Earth Germany, Misereor, DNR, WWF, the Climate Alliance, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Environmental Action Germany appeal to the German government and call for stronger commitment to creating an international hydrogen market that is compatible with sustainable development and supports the just energy transition in partner countries.

G7 in 2022: Towards a Green G7 Hydrogen Action Pact

18.08.2022
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In May 2022, the G7 environment, climate, and energy ministers announced the launch of the G7 Hydrogen Action Pact (G7-HAP), which prioritises six areas for the G7 to support the development of a global low-carbon and green hydrogen market. Germany should use its remaining G7 presidency to specify these areas. Most importantly, the G7 should clearly focus their activities on green hydrogen and work on establishing sustainability standards right at the beginning of the market ramp-up.