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12/2007
A comparison of the 56 top CO2 emitting nations

The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an innovative instrument that enhances transparency in international climate politics. On the basis of standardised criteria the index evaluates and compares the climate protection performances of the 56 countries that, together, are responsible for more than 90 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions.

Publication
11/2007
A comparison of the 56 top CO2 emitting nations

The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an innovative instrument that enhances transparency in international climate politics. On the basis of standardised criteria the index evaluates and compares the climate protection performances of the 56 countries that, together, are responsible for more than 90 percent of global energy-induced CO2 emissions. The objective of the index is to increase the political and societal pressure on those countries, which up to now have failed to take initiatives in climate protection and which still neglect the importance of the issue.

Publication
10/2007

This survey analyses and evaluates the annual reports 2006 - audited by accountants - of major European automobile companies concerning appropriate reporting of climate change related risks and uncertainties. The reports were analysed with respect to whether they meet the requirements of the Directive 78/660/EEC and whether financial and non-financial key performance indicators relevant to particular businesses were included. 

Publication
10/2007

This concise study shall help clarify the rights of, in particular, non-government organizations (NGOs) to disclose documents by the participants of, and facts gathered during, dispute settlement proceedings under the OECD Guidelines; as well as whether other, third parties, have a right to documents from dispute settlement proceedings. For this purpose, the dispute settlement mechanism shall be described and divided into three stages.

Publication
05/2007
Climate Damaging Business Strategy Violates OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Der Automobilkonzern Volkswagen trägt aufgrund seiner klimaschädlichen Produktpalette in ungebührlichem Maße zum menschgemachten Klimawandel bei. Die Konzernstrategie - einschließlich der Lobbyaktivitäten - stimmt derzeit nicht mit dem erklärten Politikziel der EU überein, die Erderwärmung auf weniger…

Publication
07/2006
Weather-related loss events and their impacts on countries in 2004 and in a long-term comparison

The Global Climate Risk Index 2006 analyses how much countries and country groups have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss even

Publication
05/2006
A Comparison of the TOP 53 CO2 Emitting Nations

The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an innovative instrument that brings more transparency into international climate politics. On the basis of standardised criteria, it evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of the 53 countries that, together, are responsible for more than 90 percent of the world-wide energy-related CO2 emissions. The goal of the index is to increase the political and societal pressure on those countries that have neglected their homework on climate change up to now.

Publication
11/2004
New threats due to climate change

The spectacular worldwide receding of mountain glaciers is one of the most reliable evidences of the changing global climate since mid 19th century. Mountain glaciers therefore, are seen as key indicators for climate changes and act as a sort of "global thermometer" (Haeberli et al. 1998b, IPCC 2001, OcCC 2002). And although the global temperature rise of about 0.6°C in the last hundred years might seem negligible at first sight its impacts are tremendous. Alone the Alp glaciers have lost around one third of their surface area and half of their volume by the 1970s. Likewise, since the 1980s 10-20% of the estimated 130 km3 of ice reserves have been lost (Maisch/ Haeberli 2003).

Publication
11/2004
One phenomenon, many consequences

Hot summers, floods, and winters without snow – during the last decade extreme weather events have given rise to worldwide concerns. One can hardly fail to notice that these extreme events indicate potential impacts of climate change in the future. Other consequences, however, which are at least as serious, emerge only gradually. One example are rising sea levels which threaten huge areas and coastal settlements and have serious effects particularly on people in developing countries.

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