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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Fischer, Doris (2015)
The Current Column, 20 July 2015
If the Greek crisis was aggravated by a new government that rejected bold market-oriented reforms after coming into office in January 2015, the recent turbulences at the Chinese stock markets were in contrast triggered by too bold market-oriented reforms.
Berensmann, Kathrin (2015)
The Current Column, 13 July 2015
The UN Conference on Financing for Development begins in Addis Ababa today. It is the first of three world summits on key issues of global sustainable development taking place in the space of just six months.
Bauer, Steffen (2015)
The Current Column, 29 June 2015
25 June 2015. Less than three weeks have passed since the G7 leaders explicitly committed to the "decarbonisation of the global economy" at Schloss Elmau. Once again, Angela Merkel was lauded as the Climate Chancellor. Yet the word from Germany's Economics Ministry is that the envisaged climate levy for coal-fired power plants has been scrapped. If this is true, it would only underscore the fact that decarbonisation is no mean feat.
Schäfer, Isabel (2015)
The Current Column, 08 June 2015
The transit states in North Africa are facing pressure on several different fronts, whether socio-economic crises, political conflicts, transit migration from sub-Saharan Africa or the externalisation of EU migration control.
Mroß, Karina (2015)
The Current Column, 29 May 2015
Bonn, 1 June 2015. Some 100,000 refugees, at least 20 people dead, a failed coup attempt and parliamentary elections postponed – as so often, it is not a good sign when a small, geopolitically insignificant country appears in German newspapers. So far hailed as a success story of post-conflict peacebuilding, the picture Burundi currently presents does not bode well.
Pauw, Pieter / Kennedy Mbeva (2015)
The Current Column, 26 May 2015
Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) were born with a big bang at the UN climate negotiations in 2013. Friends and foes soon considered them instrumental to reach a global climate agreement in Paris in December 2015. The INDCs break new ground because they are universal: all countries will formulate contributions to address climate change, not just the industrialised countries. INDCs are the talk of the day at climate workshops and conferences, and expectations are huge. Yet, this might all prove to be empty talk and hope in vain, unless some critical issues are going to be solved in the coming months.
Richerzhagen, Carmen (2015)
The Current Column, 22 May 2015
The year 2015 offers a unique opportunity to pool and reinvigorate global efforts to conserve biodiversity. This year sees the negotiation of new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the United Nations. One of the SDGs is expected to address the conservation of biodiversity, an issue which is currently discussed primarily in environmental forums, most notably in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Such limited discussion fails to do justice to the significance of biodiversity and to ensure that sufficient investment is made in its conservation.