An ambitious international climate agenda and its resolute implementation are essential for sustainable development in all countries. To curb anthropogenic climate change requires rapid and radical transformations in the political, economic and social spheres and at all levels from global to local. The overall transformation has to be both climate-smart and climate-just: it needs to mitigate climate change and to facilitate dealing with its impacts in a manner that accounts for global equity and burden-sharing.
With the Klimalog the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) promotes awareness for interlinkages between climate and development policy and furthers a goal-oriented dialogue between pertinent actors in politics, academia, civil society and the private sector. It will focus on key issues in the ongoing round of UN climate negotiations and their implications for international co-operation with developing countries and emerging economies.
DIE's corresponding research project investigates regulatory measures to de-couple the global economy from fossil energy (decarbonisation) and to adapt to the impacts of climate change (resilience). It also addresses issues of global equity and burden-sharing, synergies and trade-offs between different policies and measures as well as on policy challenges at different levels of governance. Ultimately, the project aims to better connect global climate and development policy with national political and economic realities.