Climate change and justice

2008 - 2012

There is a tendency for global justice issues to be overlooked in the climate change debate. Together with partners, we studied the economic, ecological and development policy aspects of climate change. Our project results were published in two comprehensive studies. The first German study "Global, aber gerecht" ("Global yet equitable") came out in 2010. In June 2012, we presented a more comprehensive English version that was published by Springer-Verlag.

Conclusion of the Climate Change and Justice project

Conclusion of the Climate Change and Justice project

The new scientific book “Climate Change, Justice and Sustainability - Linking Climate and Development Policy” published by Springer was presented by the Potsdam Institut for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Institut für Gesellschaftspolitik (IGP), MISEREOR and the Munich Re Foundation on 5 June 2012 in Potsdam. >more

The outcome of the Durban climate summit COP 17 – success or failure?

The outcome of the Durban climate summit COP 17 – success or failure?

The 17th COP at Durban, South Africa, ended on 10 December. The parties again failed to reach the urgently needed binding agreements on reducing global emissions. We talked with Thomas Loster in Durban after the conference. >more

"Global yet equitable" now available in different languages

"Global yet equitable" now available in different languages

Just in time for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16) in Cancùn, Mexico, the short version of the study „Global yet equitable“ has been published in English, French and Spanish. >more

New study “Global yet equitable” presented in Berlin

New study “Global yet equitable” presented in Berlin

A new study jointly financed by the Munich Re Foundation and Misereor has been unveiled in Berlin on 16th September. The 2°C target can still be to achieved. The key to fighting climate changes lies in renewable energies. >more

"We have to put pressure on those responsible.”

"We have to put pressure on those responsible.”

Interview with Professor Josef Sayer, Director General of MISEREOR. The catholic relief organisation is our partner in the “Climate change and justice” project. >more

Climate Change and Justice  - We need a fair deal

Climate Change and Justice - We need a fair deal

As part of the series of discussions entitled “The world upside down – For a new world risk community”, experts from both North and South met on 24 January 2010 to put forward their case for economically viable energy paths that can help ensure a fairer development of climate policy. >more

"Climate Change and Poverty" dossier

"Climate Change and Poverty" dossier

A dossier by the project partners of “Climate Change and Global Justice. Climate policy as a building block for a fair globalisation and a sustainable fight against poverty” in cooperation with the editors of “welt-sichten”. >more

„Climate change and global justice“ conference in Tutzing

„Climate change and global justice“ conference in Tutzing

A fair climate policy seeks to balance the interests of different countries. Around 70 participants discussed what this means in terms of development and adaptation at the “Climate change and justice” conference. >more

Climate summit COP 13 in Bali - Side event on “climate change and justice”

Climate summit COP 13 in Bali - Side event on “climate change and justice”

The issue of climate change and justice is gaining in importance, as was illustrated by numerous debates during the 13th world climate summit in Bali. Members of our “climate change and justice” project organised a special side event on the subject during the 13th world climate summit. >more

Press Conference at the PIK (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

Press Conference at the PIK (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

On September 18th, 2007, the project „Climate Change and Justice” was presented to the public. >more

New Project: Climate Change and Justice

New Project: Climate Change and Justice

Industrialized countries are mainly responsible for climate change, yet it is the poor in developing countries who are mainly affected by its impacts. >more

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