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After the UN Climate Change Conference COP23: Acting Globally and Locally

How we can prepare people severely affected by climate change

The Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 was groundbreaking. Almost all nations agreed on limiting global warming to well below two degrees. The following conferences in Morocco and Bonn aimed at the implementation of the agreement: A key question is, how severely affected people can adapt on climate change and how they can get fast and sustainable assistance. We discussed these issues with stakeholders and experts from Africa, Europe und Latin America. more…

November 20, 2017

NDCs: What is there for Latin America big cities?

Final Workshop

During the fourth (and last) workshop of the series NDCs: What Is There for American Big Cities? experts from Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Brazil debated the results of the comparative study for the implementation of The Paris Agreement on Climate Change goals (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs). more…

Ilona Gremminger | Event Reports | October 26, 2017

Distributed Generation:

International Experiences and Comparative Analyses

The Regional Programme for Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America, led by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (EKLA-KAS), and the Electricity Sector Study Group (GESEL) located in the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE/UFRJ) organized a workshop on the decentralization of electrical systems, impacts in the micro generation electric network and its economic-financial consequences for distributors. more…

Ilona Gremminger | Event Reports | October 24, 2017

Development, Infrastructure and Regional Cohesion:

The Experiences of the European Union and South America

This seminar focused on analyzing inter-state relations within the framework of globalization and the formation of regional agreements, seeking to examine to what extent they influence governance and enable sustainable development, cooperation and social cohesion. more…

Karina Marzano Franco | Event Reports | October 23, 2017

Editorial

Some 30 years ago, Boutros Boutros-Ghali – who went on to become UN Secretary General – predicted that the wars of the future would be fought over water. His prediction has not yet come true, but when we look at the various regions of the world, it is clear water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource that is indeed at the centre of many conflicts – or is at least exacerbating them significantly. more…

Dr. Gerhard Wahlers | International Reports | October 18, 2017