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International Workshop "Legal instruments for the effective protection and sustainable management of soils"

Experts from all over the world exchanged on the protection and sustainable management of soils and the encountered challenges. Launch of International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2016. more…

Marie Stella Tchuente | Event Reports | October 11, 2017

1st Climate Law Seminar on "The Kenyan Climate Change Act Nr. 11 of 2016: Leading Africa on the way to COP 23?"

During the Seminar, the historical development of the law and policy surrounding climate change was addressed as well as emerging issues in this new area of the law. more…

Marie Stella Tchuente, Prof. Dr. Oliver C. Ruppel | Event Reports | September 29, 2017

"First Yaounde Discussion Forum around Lake Chad: Humanitarian Crisis exacerbated by Climate Change!"

Discussion Forum on "the Nexus between the Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin Region and Climate Change" with focus on the influence of environmental shift and different approaches in living with Climate Change. more…

Event Reports | September 8, 2017

Workshop "Biofuels in Cameroon: Challenges and opportunities"

Workshop with representatives of various public ministries in Cameroon to discuss challenges and opportunities related to Biofuels in general and in the country more specifically. The workshop included the presentation of the book "Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels in Southern Africa: Regulatory frameworks for improved development?" more…

Event Reports | August 25, 2017

Climate Report 2017: South Africa

Private Sector and Climate Finance in the G20 Countries

South Africa is fossil fuel dependent with approximately 90 percent of its energy derived from coal. Per capita, it is in the top 15 carbon emitters in the world. South Africa’s climate change response policy frameworks include a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to below business-as-usual by 34 percent by 2020, and 42 percent by 2025. In order to achieve these commitments, additional financial investments – from both ­public and private sources – are required. more…

Romy Chevallier, Prof. Dr. Oliver C. Ruppel, Tilmann Feltes | July 6, 2017