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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 mobilized 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 protection targets by 2030 are, to date, by no means sufficient. 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

Climate Report 2017: Argentina

Private Sector and Climate Finance in the G20 Countries

In 2015, Argentina allocated nearly USD 855 million for climate protection measures, the money for which was provided almost exclusively by the Latin American Development Bank and the World Bank. The remaining sum was brought forth by further actors, for example the Inter-American Development Bank and international climate funds like the Green Climate Fund. In Latin America, Argentina is one of the five countries with the highest climate finance budgets, along with Brazil and Mexico. more…

Dr. Christian Hübner | July 6, 2017

Climate Report 2017

Private Sector and Climate Finance in the G20 Countries

The G20 countries comprise two thirds of the global population as well as more than three quarters of the economic output, trade and CO2 emissions. Climate change is on the G20 agenda as a central future issue, also as an economic and fiscal challenge because corresponding investments of the private sector are a prerequesite for the fulfilment of the Paris climate protection goals. Our latest Climate Report, which continues the series from 2007, 2011 and 2014, provides answers to the question of the extent to which the private sector plays a role for climate financing in the G20 countries. more…

July 6, 2017