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  • COP21- The view from Germany

    German positions on the Paris Climate Summit 17 Dec 2015 (All day) Hopes for the Paris Climate Summit from 30 November to 11 December are high, but will the COP21 as it is called become a breakthrough for global efforts to reign in climate change? In this ...
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  • The appeasement effect of a UN climate summit on the German public

    The avalanche of press reports on the 2015 Paris Climate Summit reached the majority of the German public, but didnt trigger any changes in their attitude towards climate change, a study by Michael Brüggemann et al from the University of Hamburg has ...
  • Thinking globally, postpone locally

    China and the USA have ratified the climate treaty but not much has happened in Germany, writes Petra Pinzler in a commentary for Zeit Online. There is no doubt that Germany and its European neighbours will eventually follow suit, but it seems ...
  • Former procrastinators step on the gas

    It is embarrassing that the former eco-champion Germany has taken a break in the global competition for the fastest and best energy transition, writes Joachim Wille in a commentary for klimaretter.info. The German government, which fought so ardently and ...
  • Driving and driven

    China and the USA ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement shortly before the start of the G20 summit in China proves that both countries now see more chances than risks in climate protection, writes Michael Bauchmüller in Süddeutsche Zeitung. The move will ...
  • Paris Climate Agreement will become law

    The German federal government cabinet has decided on a draft law for the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement. Once the parliament passes the law, Germany has done its bit to ratify the climate treaty. The ratification law would also be the basis ...
  • Ratifying and implementing Paris / Climate Action Plan for climate neutral economy

    Germany will strive to get parliamentary approval for the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement before the next climate summit gets underway in Marrakech in November 2016, environment minister Barbara Hendricks said at the opening press conference ...
  • Explosive renewables development can make Paris a success

    A team of scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have published a comment in Nature Climate Change entitled Why the right climate target was agreed in Paris. It highlights that the Paris goal of reducing the temperature ...
  • 15 Dec 2015 |

    Paris deal fuels German coal exit debate, stirs industry concerns

    15 Dec 2015 (All day) The widely celebrated Paris Agreement has intensified the debate about how Germany can achieve its endangered climate targets. Most commentators and climate activists argued the results of the climate summit vindicated demands that ...
  • 17 Dec 2015 |

    Germans celebrate climate deal, turn to task ahead

    17 Dec 2015 (All day) [UPDATES with comments from VKU] German politicians, climate activists, scientists and media celebrated the "historic" Paris climate agreement. Some business associations as well as activists pointed to flaws of the deal, ...
  • 12 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 13: "Historic" global climate agreement adopted

    12 Dec 2015 (All day) Countries have agreed to a new global deal to limit global warming and address climate change impacts / Paris will forever be connected to this historic watershed, says Chancellor Merkel / Climate neutrality still in the text, ...
  • 11 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 12: One day delay, leaders talk, scientists fear weak deal

    11 Dec 2015 (All day) Agreement text expected Saturday morning / Germany, EU reiterate push for ambitious deal/ Leaders get on the phone/ Scientists fear weak deal Merkel to weigh in if necessary (17:00) Germany and the EU vowed to keep up their fight for ...
  • 10 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 11: New draft, pressure to compromise, finish in sight

    10 Dec 2015 (All day) [Updates new draft release] Shorter draft with less brackets and clarity on long-term target / EU fights for differentiation and sees red lines on ratcheting up ambition crossed / Saudi Arabia as the symbol for "self-destruction ...
  • 09 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 10: New text, same issues, overnight talks

    09 Dec 2015 (All day) [Updates party statments to new draft text] Issues of differentiation, finance, loss and damage remain / High ambition coalition seeks attention and new partners / "Preparing for long nights" says German environment ...
  • 08 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 9: Finding a word between "able" and "willing"

    08 Dec 2015 (All day) EU and African-Caribbean-Pacific group join forces / Review, finance, ambition differentiation is key / Germany with moderate ranking in climate index More talks- less information The standards for reviewing countries climate ...
  • 07 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 7/8: A German facilitator, a climate action plan 2050

    07 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 7/8 at the UN climate conference: Environment state secretary Flasbarth becomes facilitator / EU fights for new differentiation / Germany plans decarbonisation by 2050 The ministers and top-officials from 195 countries have found ...
  • 07 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: The energy transition is not a cakewalk

    07 Dec 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty are underway in Paris. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 05 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 Day 6: Hard work ahead, more finance, elephants in the room

    05 Dec 2015 (All day) UPDATE (adds NGO statement on climate finance pledge) Agreement on a draft agreement with lots of options / Climate funding pledges reach $94 billion / Climate risk insurance can help dealing with loss and damages / Climate blind ...
  • 04 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 5: Mentioning 1.5°C, fossil fuels, finance

    04 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 5 at the UN climate conference: Negotiatons are not "leaping forward" / 1.5°C should be mentioned in agreement / German climate action in the spotlight at home Brackets removed no big leap yet Negotiators in Paris ...
  • 03 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 Day 4: Slow progress, transport and the German COP slogan

    03 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 4 at the UN climate conference: EU and G77 + China clash over differentiated responsibilities / A 2°C slogan translates into a 1.5°C target / Government compensation for CO2 emissions in transport It has been three days since the ...
  • 02 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 3: Measuring CO2, divestment and resilience

    02 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 3 at the UN climate conference: Today's official theme is resilience, with divestment and renewables featuring in others of the many side events / Germany insists on strong monitoring mechanism in agreement / ambitious pace ...
  • 03 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Next innovation wave in economy will be green"

    03 Dec 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty have kicked off in Paris. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean Energy ...
  • 01 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Old business models are challenged by Energiewende

    01 Dec 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty have kicked off in Paris. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean Energy ...
  • 01 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 2: Forests and finance

    01 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 2 at the UN climate conference: Negotiators begin their day-to-day work / Finance pledges for forests and renewables / New guidelines for climate compatible investment rules Heads of state and government have left and the nitty ...
  • 30 Nov 2015 |

    COP21- Day 1: Merkel says decarbonisation needed, but mum on coal

    30 Nov 2015 (All day) Day 1 at the UN climate conference: Paris must deliver an ambitious, comprehensive, fair and binding agreement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the climate conference in Paris / Germany's Environment Minister called for ...
  • 24 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: We must err on the side of caution

    24 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just days away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 19 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Paris must send signal for global fossil fuel exit

    19 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just days away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 17 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Paris must be starting point for carbon price talks

    17 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just days away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 13 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Energy sector key to cutting CO2, cannot do job alone

    13 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 10 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: World expects Germany to lead way with Energiewende

    10 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 05 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: We need global deal and national efforts

    05 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 02 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Emissions trading is the key to climate protection

    02 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 29 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Paris deal "no guaranteed home run"

    29 Oct 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 21 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Machinery makers to benefit from global climate deal

    21 Oct 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 12 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Germany must commit to brown coal exit before Paris

    12 Oct 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 07 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: EU must speak with one voice

    07 Oct 2015 (All day) The final negotiations about a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 12 Dec 2015 |

    Paris climate deal does Germany get what it hoped for?

    12 Dec 2015 (All day) 196 parties of the UNFCCC have adopted the new Paris Agreement on climate change / Transparency and the ambition mechanisms that Germany most wanted to get are in the text, but the strong long-term target had to give a little COP21 k ...
  • The story of "Climate Chancellor" Angela Merkel

    23 Sep 2019, 14:00 German leader Angela Merkel has been nicknamed "Climate Chancellor" for her long-standing international engagement for emissions cuts. Many wonder if Merkel can still live up to that reputation in her fourth term as chancellor ...
  • 20 Nov 2015 |

    Controversial climate summit issues positions in Germany

    20 Nov 2015 (All day) This factsheet gives an overview of the most disputed issues at the UN climate conference in Paris (COP21) and highlights the position of the German government and civil society on these topics. COP21 k.appunn r.russell e.thalman ...
  • 15 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Media on Germany and the Paris Climate Summit

    15 Dec 2015 (All day) In this factsheet, the Clean Energy Wire presents an overview of German media comments and reports on the Paris Climate Summit, which took place from 30 November to 11 December. COP21 Climate & CO2 s.amelang2 k.appunn Süddeutsche ...
  • Jan Kowalzig

    Jan Kowalzig from Oxfam Germany is an expert on German and international climate policy. He follows, advises and comments on the government's climate policy, particularily on climate finance, for example at the UN climate summits. www.oxfam.de ...
  • Oxfam Germany

    Oxfam Germany is an independent development and aid organisation. One of its topics is climate and resource protection, an area in which Oxfam publishes reports and comments, including on Germany's climate policies. www.oxfam.de Nikolai Link +49 30 ...
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  • Alonso

    Spain International COP21 COP23 COP24 G20 Spanish Judit covers environmental, climate and energy transition topics for Deutsche Welle Español as well as Planeta Futuro. Find her online via her LinkedIn profile. ...
  • Stam

    France Climate & CO2 Renewables Finance COP21 COP23 COP24 French Claire Stam is CLEW ambassador for France. As a journalist, she works at the Brussels-based Euractiv, and as such, Claire is also able to advise about the EU-level. She covers climate ...
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