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This conference was dedicated to investigating the potential for cooperation between Mercosur and the European Union in the context of the implementation of the SDG and NDCs related to climate change, energy security and food security. more…

Event Reports | August 21, 2017

Syncing Environmental and Energy Security through inter-bloc Cooperation:

What is in for the EU and Mercosur?

This paper seeks to discuss the importance of cooperation between the European Union and Mercosur in sustainable energy policy making, as well as present suggestions on how social and political dialogue should take place in those areas. more…

Flávio Augusto Lira Nascimento | August 2, 2017

Panel on Refugee Law and Environmental Protection

at the XIII Winter Course on International Law

EKLA-KAS collaborated with the organization of a course on Refugee Law, Human Rights and Environmental Protection during the XIII Winter Course on International Law, an initiative by CEDIN. more…

Karina Marzano Franco | Event Reports | July 17, 2017

Climate Report 2017: Mexico

Climate Finance and the Private Sector in the G20 States

In 2015, Mexico was able to mobilise 2.3 billion US dollars for climate projects. However, only 32 percent of this sum came from Mexico itself. The bulk of the money came from multilateral sources such as the World Bank, bilateral cooperation agreements and other international financing mechanisms. These figures show that Mexico’s efforts to reach its ambitious climate targets by 2030 are, to date, by no means sufficient. In addition to the optimisation of existing financing instruments and the implementation of planned tools, a massive mobilisation of private capital is needed above all. more…

Janina Grimm-Huber | July 6, 2017

Climate Report 2017: Brazil

Climate Finance and the Private Sector in the G20 States

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), one of the largest development banks in the world, provided in 2015 85 percent of the eleven billion US dollars for climate-related initiatives implemented by Brazil. Because of their dedication to the subject, the BNDES not only contributed directly to climate financing but introduced private players to the issue of ­“climate financing”. Despite this relatively positive starting point, ­private financing still rests on shaky foundations due to the economic crisis. more…

Karina Marzano Franco, Marina Caetano | July 6, 2017