Policy Research Group & T20
In December 2016, Germany took over the presidency of the G20. This places the G20 emerging countries in the hands of a country that would like to take on a special responsibility for the implementation of global sustainability targets (SDGs).
The NDC Explorer
The (I)NDCs proved to be a corner stone for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. However, the national climate plans vary in scope and content. The online tool NDC Explorer allows everybody to explore countries priorities and ambitions related to climate change and therefore to contribute to the global climate action in the context of the UN climate negotiations.
Refugees and displacement
Refugees and displacement
Never in the history of mankind were so many people forced to leave their homesteads. The root causes of flight and displacement often are complex: These comprise of violent conflicts, weak statehood, economic crises or natural disasters and environmental change. Which contribution can development policy make to forestall displacement? How can the negative consequences of displacement be mitigated?
Effective Development Cooperation
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) is an important platform for discussions on the effectiveness of contributions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The principles of country ownership, focus on results, transparency, inclusive partnerships and mutual accountability guide the current transition period.
Economic development in Afrika
Sustainable economic development in Afrika
The debate on economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa no longer focuses only on quantitative aspects, but increasingly considers qualitative aspects as well. Raising economic growth, productivity, and investment remains on the top of the policy agenda, but aspects of sustainability have significantly gained in importance. In the development community it is now consensus that economic development has to be sustainable.
Grimm, Sven / Christine Hackenesch (2017)
Wie weiter mit den Wirtschaftspartnerschaftsabkommen? Gedanken zu einer vertieften EU-Afrika-Handelspartnerschaft
Brandi, Clara / Merran Hulse / Niels Keijzer (2017)
Klingebiel, Stephan / Dirk Messner / Imme Scholz (2017)
Drought resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bonn, 06.04.2017 until 13.07.2017
Think 20 Summit
29.05.2017 until 30.05.2017
Brazilian Platform on Voluntary Sustainability Standards
Brasília & São Paulo, 31.05.2017 until 02.06.2017
Vortrags- und Diskussionsveranstaltung
Ein anderes Amerika – ein anderes Europa
22 May 2017. There are many reasons for Donald Trump to advocate for environmental and, in particular, biodiversity conservation.
15 May 2017. With the "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI) China wants to establish a network through Asia. Recently, however, the doubts about Beijing's plan are growing.
Regionalexpertise des DIE
News from within our Institute
DIE is Co-Host at Global Soil Week
22-24 May, Berlin
“Science Platform Sustainability 2030” Launched in Germany
Bonn, 9 May 2017
G20 Engagement Groups
Statement for Open and Inclusive Societies.
Opportunities for refugees with academic / scientific background
For refugees with academic reference the DIE offers the opportunity to get involved with the Institute’s activities.