Germanwatch setzt sich dafür ein, dass die Rechte von Menschen gestärkt werden, die von Unternehmensunrecht betroffen sind. Zentral dafür ist, dass Unternehmen für die negativen Auswirkungen ihrer globalen Geschäftstätigkeiten zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden können – auch vor Instanzen in den Heimatländern der Unternehmen.

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29 November 2022
Lessons from Africa

The multi-country projects and programmes financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) are of particular interest to African civil society organisations (CSOs) that, through their engagement with GCF processes and financed activities in their countries, have identified several concerns with their implementation.

25 November 2022
NGOs warn against reduction in ambition

Together with the Alliance for Corporate Transparency and a number of other NGOs and think tanks, Germanwatch has commented on the proposals of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) in a press release. Germanwatch welcomes the adoption of the EU Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), which EFRAG submitted to the European Commission this week. Although the ambition of the standards remains limited in some areas, they represent a significant improvement for companies and users of sustainability information and address the biggest issues in the quality and reliability of corporate reporting. Please find the press release below:

23 November 2022

A ‘race to the top’ or global crawl? Despite global climate negotiations at COP27 and the G20 inching far too slowly towards the financial transformations we need to tackle climate change, country-level progress is being made. A common framework would help track that progress.

23 November 2022

One of the three main goals of the Paris Agreement is to ‘make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development’, as stated in Article 2.1c. This long-term goal recognises that, complementary to an increase in finance that supports climate action, there needs to be redirection of finance, both public and private, that locks countries into a future of low emissions and higher resilience. Given that Article 2.1c has yet to be fully operationalised, this case study examines the progress towards implementing it in Germany. It is a first attempt to provide a comprehensive analysis framework for the implementation of Article 2.1c.

18 November 2022

The policy brief adresses two important questions:

Firstly, the role of climate litigation this far in adressing legal claims for loss and damage.

Secondly, the potential that climate litigation holds in redressing the claims of losses and damages.

The brief provides an analysis of how two arenas of legal action - negotiations and litigation - interact and how they can work together to provide a more robust legal basis for supporting issues of loss and damage.

Press Release
14 November 2022
Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and CAN International published the 18th edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI): Denmark, Sweden, Chile, Morocco and India lead the ranking this year / Iran, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan come in last / The US and China perform very low — though the US rises three ranks compared with last year, whilst China drops 13 ranks

The current energy crisis clearly demonstrates how the world remains dependent on fossil fuels. However, there is a number of countries that have a better standing than others. They took ambitious steps in climate mitigation and rapidly developed energy efficiency and renewable energies. Today, Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and CAN International published the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023, a ranking of the 59 largest emitters worldwide


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Netzwerke Beschwerdemechanismen – Rechte für Betroffene

CorA: Das CorA-Netzwerk für Unternehmensverantwortung besteht aus über 50 Organisationen der Zivilgesellschaft, die sich für verbindliche Regeln für die Verantwortungsübernahme von Unternehmen einsetzen. Germanwatch koordiniert die AG Haftung des Netzwerkes.

ECCJ: Die European Coalition for Coporate Justice (ECCJ) repräsentiert über 250 Organisationen aus 15 europäischen Mitgliedsstaaten, die zu verbindlicher Unternehmensverantwortung arbeiten. Germanwatch vertritt das deutsche CorA-Netzwerk im Lenkungskreis von ECCJ.

OECD Watch: Das internationale Netzwerk OECD Watch testet die Wirksamkeit der OECD-Leitsätze für multinationale Unternehmen und bringt NGO-Positionen in das OECD Investment Committee ein.