Climate Change

Climate Change


Seasons of Change - Climate, Energy and Resource Politics in the MENA Region

In the midst of turbulent times in the Middle East and North Africa, the State of Qatar is hosting the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha from November 26 to December 7, 2012. This trilingual webdossier presents analysis and perspectives from a wide range of international and regional experts on how climate change, resource and energy politics relate to political and social change. more...  


Structural Change and Climate Protection: How Climate Policy Transforms the Economy and the Working World

- In this study, Jϋrgen Blazejczak and Dietmar Edler both from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) document the state of research on the economic consequences of a stringent climate protection policy. The authors draw a differentiated portrait of the costs, opportunities and uncertaintees engendered by the ecological restructuring of modern industrialized societies. more»

Jϋrgen Blazejczak and Dietmar Edler


European Climate Leadership – Durban and beyond

- Can Europe assert leadership on climate change in light of its myriad problems? The EU was key in shaping the outcome of the last UNFCCC negotiations, the so-called Durban Platform.  This paper analyzes the prospects for Europe to continue to act as a driving force towards a greener planet, both at home and abroad. Hans JH Verolme more»


Rio+20 - J'burg+10: A Personal Look back into the Future

-  The 1992 Rio Earth Summit is celebrating its 20th anniversary. But is that really a reason to celebrate? How far have we come down the road to achieving sustainable develoment around the world? How many objectives have been implemented from the Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration, the environmental conventions on Climate Change, Biodiversity, Desertification and Forest which were adopted 20 years ago? more»


Climate - Migration - Security

- Growing evidence of links between climate change, migration and conflict raise plenty of reasons for concern and it's time to start thinking about new answers to these multifaceted crisis scenarios. more»


A Future for International Climate Politics

- November 24, 2011 - Two years after the Copenhagen summit, the real world is moving away from a safe and equitable climate future faster than ever. If the G-20 is “the premier forum for international economic development” and we are serious about stopping climate change, we have to ensure that G-20 politics do not undermine our objectives for the climate, the environment, poverty eradica-tion, and global justice.  Lili Fuhr and Barbara Unmüßig more»


European Union Green Jobs Tour 2011


In co-operation with the BlueGreen Alliance, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s Climate Network brought eight representatives of labour unions and environmental organisations on a green-jobs focused tour to Europe from September 26 to October 5, 2011.



Reaching Boiling Point? Global Perspectives on the 2011 UN Climate Summit

-  South Africa plays host to the next UN climate conference in Durban from November 28 to December 9, 2011. This dossier provides an analysis of the major issues at stake and the context in which the negotiations will be held. It offers ongoing commentary and updates on major developments in the run up to the negotiations. more»
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Climate Policy in 2010: One Step Forward and Two Sideward

- February 6, 2011 - The year 2010 offered mixed results concerning global climate policy, with serious setbacks as well as some small victories. Find more in the Regional Analysis of Climate Policy in 2010 and the Cancun Climate Conference (COP 16) more»


Böll.Thema Number 1/2010 - Going Green

- No doubt, Copenhagen was a major setback. Although much remains to be done, the great transformation is on its way: within the energy sector, in construction, in industry – and in Europe, the US, and China alike. To be sure, political decisions will be a major factor in how swiftly and powerfully change will occur. Yet, the future is not the exclusive domain of governments. All of us can be and will have to become actors in an ecological turnaround. more»


Failure or Opportunity?

- Two months after the Copenhagen climate summit, hbs staff members from around the globe shed some light on the different regional and national evaluations of the conference and analyse how perceptions on the outcome vary between key countries and regions.  By Tilman Santarius, Gudrun Benecke, Thomas Fatheuer, Chen Jiliang, Arne Jungjohann, Ingrid Spiller, Sanjay Vashist, Jorge Villareal more»


Climate Justice vs A Deal in Copenhagen

- Negotiations for a post-2012 international climate change agreement are in full swing. Delirious negotiators are racking up their frequent flyer ‘carbon’ miles and this is set to continue more»

Dealing with the Financial and Climate Crises

- Policymakers must make sure that the restructuring of the financial system lays the ground for an ecological transformation. This, in turn, will stimulate the economy. To secure its international competitiveness Europe needs to retain its leadership in energy efficiency and green collar industries. By Roderick Kefferpütz more»

Publication Series Ecology

The Greenhouse Development Rights framework

The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework provides an interesting approach towards combining sustainability goals and development equity. Revised second edition, November 2008, with new analysis based on updated data! more»
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