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Implementing the Paris Agreement

What to expect from future US and Chinese climate policy?

On 06 December 2016 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a political dinner debate, which was hosted by Isaac Valero Ladrón from the cabinet of Miguel Arias Cañete. International climate policy experts discussed about possible consequences of current political developments in the context of the negotiations with regards to the implementation of the Paris Agreement in Marrakesh (COP22) and future US and Chinese climate policies. The report gives a summary of the statements given by the participating experts. more…

Johannes Hügel | Event Reports | December 16, 2016

Global Emissions Reduction

Motivators, Obstacles and the Role of Germany

Results of a comparative survey of experts in China, India, Russia and the USA. The report shows that there are many differences between the four countries, but also some similarities. It particularly highlights the fact that preventing climate change is still not a major motivating factor when it comes to reducing emissions. more…

Jasper Eitze, Vedrana Lemor, Dr. Hans-Jürgen Frieß, Katja Kiefer | November 28, 2016

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on energy in developing countries

What role for the EU?

This report summarizes the main findings of the seminar "Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on energy in developing countries - What role for the EU?" and delivers concrete policy recommendations. The seminar had gathered international experts from several global and European institutions engaging in the process of achieving the SDG on energy. Its main objective was to explain the state of play, the prospects, challenges and opportunities of implementing SDG7 in a way that is consistent with climate objectives. more…

Johannes Hügel | Event Reports | October 7, 2016

Land Degradation, Climate Change and Migration

Challenges for the EU and Africa

This report gives a summary of the debate about the nexus land degradation, climate change and migration in the European and West African context, held in the European Parliament among high-ranking officials from international institutions and the European Commission. Amongst others, Mrs. Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, H.E. Mr. Hemou, Ambassador of ECOWAS to the EU, and Mr. Calleja Crespo, Director-General of DG ENV, gave insights into the current policy field and upcoming challenges. more…

Johannes Hügel | Event Reports | July 8, 2016

European Development Days 2016

Turning commitments into actions?

The report presents the highlights of the European Development Days 2016. more…

Dr. Luis Blanco | Event Reports | June 29, 2016