Climate & Energy

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Signal effect for global climate finance

Analysis

The Green Climate Fund is important for implementing the Paris Agreement and for setting important standards for global climate finance. The financial viability of the fund, however, is by no means guaranteed. 

By Liane Schalatek

INTRO

Ecological integrity and the fight against climate change, clean energy solutions, and (gender-)equitable sustainable development approaches are central for securing the future of humanity and the planet. As societies embark worldwide upon the green transformation of business-as-usual economic and development agendas, greater emphasis must be given to social and gender justice, participatory democracy, and citizen involvement. We support sustainable economic development fueled by clean energies, greener infrastructure, and inclusive governance.

Green Climate Fund Resources

What is the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and how is the Heinrich Böll Stiftung involved with it? Find out more in our GCF Dossier.

Climate Funds Update

Are you searching for information about climate funds? The Climate Funds Update website in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) provides you with key insights.

Energy Transition

Economic Transitions in US Coal Communities

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We toured the US Appalachia region with energy expert Timon Wehnert to visit communities in Kentucky, New York, and Pennsylvania and see how they are transitioning from a coal-based economy. 

By Nora Löhle , Gavriela Reiter
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Climate Policy & Finance

With or without the Paris Agreement –Trump won’t have the Last Word on US Climate Policy

With states, cities, and citizens willing to double down and move ahead with climate commitments, the global community can still count on many Americans’ willingness to act responsibly in support of global climate actions, even if their White House is not. Unfortunately, such activism will not make up for the failure of the Trump administration to make good on its international climate finance obligation.

By Liane Schalatek, Nora Löhle
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Greening the Economy

Beyond Paris: avoiding the trap of carbon metrics

Instead of changing our economic system to make it fit within the natural limits of the planet, we are redefining nature so that it fits within the economic system.
By Lili Fuhr, Camila Moreno, Daniel Speich Chassé

Coal Atlas: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

Coal contributes more to climate change than any other energy source. It is therefore of utmost importance that the world finds ways by which to tame King Coal, especially as international climate negotiations get underway in Paris later this month. The Coal Atlas - a joint publication by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and Friends of the Earth International - highlights new facts and figures on the state of the global coal industry. 

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