Every Monday, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) comments on the latest issues and trends of international development policy by its Current Column. The column is intended for politically interested readers who want to get a brief overview on the state of German and international development policy.
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Chan, Sander / Thomas Hale / Angel Hsu / Friederike Eichhorn / Ann Gardiner / Brendan Guy (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 16 November 2017
The first Yearbook of Climate Action shows that effective climate action by could make significant contributions to narrowing the global emissions gap, adapting to climate change, and demonstrating to governments that higher ambition is desirable and doable. Key challenges of inclusion and scope remain, creating an urgent need to invest in scaling up climate action in 2018.
Bauer, Steffen (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 15 November 2017
Two years after adopting the Paris Agreement in 2015, the UN Climate Change Conference reconvenes in Bonn for COP23 to advice the agreement's implementation. They seek to find ways of increasing their nationally determined contributions in the short term without losing sight of national and international development goals in the process.
Brandi, Clara / Hannah Janetschek / Adis Dzebo (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 06 November 2017
This year’s climate conference needs to show how seriously the Paris Climate Agreement is being taken by the global community, and it should also be used as an opportunity to achieve better dovetailing of climate protection and sustainable development.
Messner, Dirk (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 30 October 2017
Bonn, 30 October 2017. When it comes to climate protection, time and speed are of the essence. If global warming is to be kept below two degrees Celsius, worldwide greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced to zero by the middle of the 21st century. To enable this, emissions need to be halved every consecutive decade. The success of this momentous project is by no means assured.
Fues, Thomas / Sven Grimm (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 23 October 2017
International Organisations recently devoted great attention to voluntary sustainability standards (VSS). At conferences last September participants main reasons to align production and consumption patterns with certain social, environmental and ethical specifications.
Janus, Heiner / Lixia Tang (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 17 October 2017
On 18 October 2017, key political decisions will be announced at the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China Beijing. As the highest decision-making organ of the Communist Party, the Congress and its report have enormous influence on Chinese and global politics. What does this mean for global development and foreign aid?