Schlagwort: climate

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Japan’s climate coalition? – Tokyo’s green chequebook diplomacy campaign is gathering momentum

Addressing a Davos audience last year, in January 2022, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida publicly declared his vision for an Asia Zero Emissions Community (AZEC). Under Tokyo’s leadership, Kishida said, AZEC would drive regional cooperation and joint financing on renewable energy technologies and infrastructure, standardisation, and an emissions trading zone. A year on, Prime Minister…

The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment – proceed with caution

Photo: Power plant from above, Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

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Today, the European Commission presented its “Fit-for-55” proposal which includes a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). The CBAM would impose a levy on imports into the EU based on their CO2 content from 2023. As part of the European Green Deal, Commission President von der Leyen had announced this instrument two years ago in order to be able to implement more ambitious climate policy targets without energy-intensive sectors shifting their emissions abroad (carbon leakage). Following the Commission’s proposal, the CBAM must now be spelled out in detail by the EU member states and the European Parliament. Going forward, it is key to ensure that the CBAM is effective in fighting climate change, that it is WTO compatible and, above all, that it has as few ramifications as possible for foreign policy and for developing countries in particular.…

Highlights der Bonner Klimakonferenz 2019: die Rolle nichtstaatlicher und lokaler Akteure, von Daten und der SDGs

Das Klimalog-Projekt am Deutschen Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) organisierte eine Vielzahl von Veranstaltungen bei und am Rande der 50. Sitzung des UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) und Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), auch Bonner Klimakonferenz genannt. Diese fand vom 14. bis 27. Juni in Bonn statt. Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler des Projekts und seiner Partnerorganisationen informierten und diskutierten mit verschiedenen Akteuren, wie eine klimafreundliche, gerechte und nachhaltige Zukunft erreicht werden kann.…

EU to the rescue: Priorities for a positive multilateralism

Photo: EU FlagsWe are a long way from 2015. That year, the world committed to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate – promising to end extreme poverty, address corrosive inequality, boost peace and prosperity, and stop climate change.

Now in 2018, we already look back at 2015 with nostalgia. This was the high water mark of multilateralism, brought low by the rise of populism and ‘illiberal democracy’. Suddenly, it seems, we are forced to find ways of rescuing the global rules-based order.