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Podcast: Cities as global actors in combating climate change

Interview with Professor Dr. Maria Francesch, Hong Kong

For decades nation states have been the main drivers and often also objectors in international climate policy. The COP21 conference in Paris has seen a range of new influential actors: NGOs, multinational companies – and cities. They all contributed much to the progress made in Paris. Therefore global climate change policy is no longer an exclusive domain of nation states. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | May 17, 2017

Shocked by the blue sky

Current issues of the Chinese energy and climate policies

Since 2011, China is the world's largest emitter of CO2 - and it's going to produce more greenhouse gases per capita than the current "front runner" US. Can the East Asian country fulfill its responsibility in international climate politics? The following essay in German language provides insights into China's climate and energy policies. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele, Johannes Vogel | December 9, 2015

Pollutants without borders

Energy Security and Climate Change - Perspectives from four Continents

The global energy policy map is changing rapidly: Industrialized states and developing countries are looking to see that their energy needs are met, while developing nations in particular are feeling the effects of climate change – resulting in the need for global political solutions. The reports from four continents provide a perspective on a variety of aspects of this issue. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele, Steffen Krüger, Jasper Eitze, Dr. Christian Hübner | October 14, 2015

Germany – A "Developing Country"

Towards a Sustainable Future with the "2030 Agenda"

The Agenda 2030 is another important step on the way to equal opportunities and better living conditions around the world - a path that began in 1992 with the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio. It is a unique global total project, which will pose a number of challenges to the international community in the future. In addition to the Memorandum of Understanding and the list of objectives of the Agenda 2030, its financing framework and the so-called monitoring procedure play a particularly important role. more…

October 13, 2015

Alternative Financing Sources for Sustainable Transport

Public-Private Partnerships and Institutional Investors

The role of the transport sector in achieving climate change and sustainable development action is indispensable. Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) can be an alternative financing source for sustainable transport. The study evaluates current models of PPP financing into transport systems to remove political, legal and economic obstacles for more effective investments. more…

Karl Peet, Cornie Huizenga | June 18, 2015

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