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Climate Report 2017: Argentina

Private Sector and Climate Finance in the G20 Countries

In 2015, Argentina allocated nearly 855 million US dollars 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 other actors, for example the Inter-American Development Bank and international climate funds like the Green Climate Fund. Within Latin America, Argentina, besides Brazil and Mexico, is one of the three countries with the highest climate protection budgets.

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.

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.

THE US PARIS AGREEMENT WITHDRAWAL: CONSEQUENCES FOR MEXICO

This study concludes that Mexican society must understand the urgent need to combat global warming and work in partnership with the three levels of government, NGOs, the private sector and universities to create a system that will reach its potential in climate action .The Mexican private sector should continue its commitment to work with governments to create public-private partnerships. Mexico should increase its leadership in global action on climate change in order to negotiate new regional financial products for clean technologies through innovation.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Sein Erbe, sein Auftrag

50. Todestag Konrad Adenauers

Auch 50 Jahre nach Adenauers Tod beziehen sich viele Politiker auf den Bundeskanzler. Die Prominenteste ist seine Amtsnachfolgerin Angela Merkel.

Wassermangel in Lima und Mexiko-Stadt

Ursachen und Lösungswege

Aktuell haben rund 663 Millionen Menschen weltweit keinen oder nur einen eingeschränkten, sichern Zugang zu sauberen Wasser. Stellen Sie sich vor, dass jeder dritte Einwohner Berlins keinen Wasseranschluss besitzt. Unvorstellbar? So sieht es für viele Menschen in den Megacities wie Lima und Mexiko-Stadt aus. Wie und warum dieses Problem entsteht und was man dagegen tun kann, lesen Sie in diesem Artikel.

Tree of Hope

How we can change the world

A handbook for thinking globally and acting locally

Legal Nature of the Paris Agreement

Article

Article accepted in Volume I of the 2nd Edition of the "Revista Jurídica Tempus", 2016

Analysis of the advances in and impacts from the implementation of biodiversity policies, strategies, plan and programms

Amazon countries in study: Brazil, Boliva, Colombia and Perú

Investigation developed by Peruvian Society for Environmental Law and sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

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"In der Wesermarsch, aus aller Welt"

Workshop Moderationstraining

Zum Auftakt des dreijährigen Projektes "In der Wesermarsch, aus aller Welt!' fand am Freitag und Samstag, 18. und 19. August, in Brake ein Workshop über Kommunikationsstrategien statt. Das Herrmann-Ehlers-Bildungsforum Weser-Ems fördert das Projekt und gestaltete den Auftaktworkshop mit dem Projektteam.  Als Referent führte Dr. Thomas Thielen durch das Programm, bei dem es um Interview-Schulungen, Übungen zur Moderation von Gesprächen und operativ aufmerksame Kommunikation ging. 

 

In dem Projekt geht es um Lebensgeschichten sowohl junger als auch älterer Menschen, die filmisch aufgezeichnet, dokumentiert und öffentlich präsentiert werden. Dabei sollen Generationen in den Dialog treten - für eine vielfältige und offene Gesellschaft. Im ersten Workshop wurde das Projektteam für diese Interviewsituationen geschult. Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer kamen aus der Wesermarsch und umzu, zudem nahmen Schülerinnen und Schüler der Zinzendorfschule  aus Tossens teil. In dem zeitägigen Workshop wurde kreativ in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit, in Simulationen die Interviewsituation geübt. Nach dem Workshop geht es im Projekt weiter mit ersten Interviews.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Country Reports with a Difference

Research on “Education of people with disabilities” around the world

People with disabilities are also among the most marginalised groups in the education system, and not only in the so-called developing countries. In recent years, it has become clear that education is one of the key prerequisites for sustainable development. Not least, the 2030 Agenda, with its guiding principle of “Leaving no one behind”, calls on us to focus our attention on this issue - also and especially in our work abroad.

 

What is the situation regarding access to education in the various countries in which we are active? To what extent do people with disabilities have the same access opportunities as non-disabled people? What difficulties do people face, what hurdles do they have to overcome and how can we, as a foundation, contribute to giving people with disabilities equal access to (‘civic’) education and to our programmes?

 

Our publication series “Country Reports with a Difference” aims to report on the current state of access to education for people with disabilities. Our overseas offices research the situation and developments in various countries. Through our reports, we can raise awareness of the inequalities that unfortunately still too often exist and bring more attention to the issue of inclusion.

Event Reports

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

Vietnam Quarterly Macroeconomic Report Quarter 3 - 2018

Viet Nam's economy maintained its growth momentum, growing at 6.88% (yoy) in Q3/2018. For the first nine months of the year, economic growth was 6.98% with a solid recovery of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and services (3.65% and 6.89%, respectively) and the 8.89% impressive growth of industry and construction area. Under the current situation, economic growth in the whole year is likely to exceed 6.8%.