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60 years of German development cooperation – where to go from here?

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International cooperation for sustainable development is crucial for securing life in dignity for current and future generations. In a globalized world like ours, without such cooperation, it is impossible to strengthen individual and societal freedoms for flourishing, to curb climate change and biodiversity loss, reduce inequalities in income and wealth, end armed conflicts and avoid outbursts of violence, strengthen the rule of law and accountable and effective public institutions, and shape digitalisation.

Promoting a green and just recovery – Leveraging the potential of G20 and G7 cooperation

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Club governance formats such as the G20 and G7 have an important role to play in raising the level of ambition to effectively combat climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was the key message that came out of a virtual expert conference organised by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in cooperation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Europe (SDSN Europe). The conference brought together key experts and policy makers from G7 and G20 countries, assessed the outcomes of the G7 Carbis Bay summit and looked ahead not only to the upcoming G20 summit in Rome but also the G7 and G20 presidencies in 2022 chaired by Germany and Indonesia respectively.

Political transition in the US – a tidal change for the Future of Globalisation? A collection of experts’ opinions

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Globalisation in the sense of increasing global connectedness has seen difficult times over the last years. The global financial crisis showed the vulnerability of our economic systems and middle classes. Multilateralism was challenged by “my country first” movements, not least so from the US, one of the godmother nations to the post-WWII world order. The other godmother, the UK, turned its back to the EU’s integration project. Furthermore, trade wars increased trade barriers and changed the setting for global production chains. And certainly in 2020, a global pandemic was (and is) most effectively curbed by the limitation of individual movements, often reducing cross-border linkages.

Entwicklungs- und Wissenssoziologin Anna-Katharina Hornidge übernimmt Leitung des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) / Development and knowledge sociologist Anna-Katharina Hornidge appointed Director of German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

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Buchveröffentlichung „Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights”

Der von Markus Kaltenborn, Markus Krajewski und Heike Kuhn herausgegebene Sammelband untersucht die vielfältigen Verbindungen zwischen Menschenrechten und dem Konzept der nachhaltigen Entwicklung sowie ihrer Relevanz im Kontext spezifischer nachhaltiger Entwicklungsziele (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). In dem Kapitel “Reflecting on the Right to Development from the Perspective of Global Environmental Change and the 2030 Agenda…