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Our new online visualization tool tracks environmental provisions in about 630 preferential trade agreements.

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Research and dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation

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Unser neues Online-Visualisierungs-Tool ermöglicht die Analyse von Umweltklauseln aus 630 Handelsabkommen.

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What is Klimalog?

"Climate change threatens global human development and international stability."
Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Research and dialogue for a
climate-smart and just transformation

An ambitious international climate agenda is essential for a sustainable development. Curbing climate change requires rapid and radical transformations in the political, economic and social spheres and at all levels from global to local. This transformation has to be both climate-smart and just.

With the "Klimalog" project the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) investigates key issues of international climate politics and facilitates dialogue between pertinent actors in politics, academia, civil society and the private sector.

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The (intended) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a corner stone for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The NDC Explorer allows you to explore and compare all (I)NDCs in 60 subcategories related to mitigation, adaptation, finance and support, planning and process as well as broader debates like SDGs and fossil fuel subsidy reform.

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Reducing tariffs is a traditionally aim of trade agreements. But the content of modern agreements goes far beyond trade issues: the number and range of included environmental provisions is rising. In light of heated debates about the interlinkages between trade and environmental protection as well as broader debates like the 2030 Agenda, the online tool TREND analytics offers new knowledge and more transparency.

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The interlinkages between global economic governance and global climate governance are essential for the necessary decarbonisation of the global economy. How can interactions between both institutional complexes be adequately shaped?
How do international trade and investment treaties support or hinder policy measures for emissions reduction? What are the most pressing climate-relevant reform needs in global economic governance?

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Global
Governance

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Many countries have already developed strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to decarbonize their economies. Yet, underlying models are generally highly technical and fail to account for the political economy of transformation. Altering economic structures involves interests, power and influence. This workstream examines the specific political-economic prerequisites for the implementation of low-carbon development paths in selected partner countries of Germany and how these may be addressed in international co-operation.

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National political economy -
Realities of Decarbonization

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Climate change is real. Many people already suffer from its impacts. Investments have to be taken to both avoid unmanageable impacts and to manage consequences that are no longer avoidable. Yet, policy responses need to consider potential trade-offs, e.g. regarding poverty reduction. What lessons have been learnt regarding both positive and negative consequences of mitigation policies? What approaches in climate policy and climate finance are suitable to anticipate and to reduce conflicting objectives and corresponding trade-offs?

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Conflicting objectives
and trade-offs

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Whether reforms of global policy frameworks facilitate decarbonisation and climate resilience, ultimately shows at national, regional and local levels. How does the interplay between global institutions and national transformation processes look like? How does climate finance and the emerging international climate finance architecture affect national transformation processes?

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Multi-level
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Research Staff

Steffen Bauer
Steffen Bauer
Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
Researcher
Political scientist
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/steffen-bauer/

"Effective climate governance requires trust-building across the North-South divide."

Clara Brandi
Clara Brandi
World Economy and Development Financing
Senior Researcher
Economist and Political Scientist
International Trade, Global Governance, focus international trade policy and climate policy, Sustainable Development, 2030 Agenda, Green Economy, International normative theory, global justice
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/clara-brandi/

"We are the last generation who can do something about climate change."

Axel Berger
Axel Berger
World Economy and Development Financing
Researcher
Political Scientist
Foreign Direct Investment, International Investment Agreements, Global Economic Governance, International Economic Law
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/axel-berger/

"Effective climate protection requires the transformation of the global economic framework."

Jean Carlo Rodríguez de Francisco
Jean Carlo Rodríguez de Francisco
Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
Researcher
Ecological Economist
Policy instruments for conservation, natural resource management, ecosystem services and society, socio-economic and politic aspects of ecosystems services and conservation
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/research-staff/bruhn-dominique/

“The creation of carbon forests as a commodity poses great environmental and social risks for society.”

Sander Chan
Sander Chan
Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
Researcher
Environmental Policy
Climate dialogue platform ‘Paris 2015’, Transformation to a low-carbon, climate resilient societies
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/sander-chan/

"The big news is that many cities, businesses, NGOs & other groups take climate-smart actions."

Friederike Eichhorn
Friederike Eichhorn
Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
Researcher
Economist
Environmental & Climate Governance, non-state and subnational actors
https://www.die-gdi.de/en/friederike-eichhorn/

"If the living standards of some peolpe burden our climate so heavily that others lose their livelihood, politics has to countersteer."

Jonas Hein
Jonas Hein
Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
Researcher
Geographer
International forest- and climate policies, REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), Environmental change and migration, Political Ecology
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/jonas-hein/

"Climate policy has to take justice concerns and vulnerable groups into account."

Maxim Injakin
Maxim Injakin
Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
Project Coordination
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/maxim-injakin/

"Only with binding agreements, apply to everyone, we can achieve our common goals."

Jonas Keil
Jonas Keil
World Economy and Development Financing
Researcher
Economist
Development Financing, Green Finance
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/jonas-keil/

"Climate policy must be reasonable both from an ecologic and from an economic perspective."

Denise Matias
Denise Matias
Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
Researcher
Environmental Scientist
Climate change adaptation, Indigenous community forestry, Sustainability of social-ecological systems
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/denise-matias/

"We need to bring the realities of climate change to those who have yet to fully experience its impacts."

Britta Horstmann
Britta Horstmann
Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
Researcher
Geographer
climate politics and finance, adaptation to climate change, aid effectiveness
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/britta-horstmann/

"Climate finance needs to support the needs of the vulnerable."

Okka Lou Mathis
Okka Lou Mathis
Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources
Researcher
Political Sciences
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/okka-lou-mathis/

"Confronted with climate change, all countries are developing countries."

Pieter Pauw
Pieter Pauw
Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management
Researcher
Environmental Scientist
Climate adaptation, Climate finance, Equity and INDCs
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/pieter-pauw/

"Climate change is no longer a problem for the future generation - it is our problem."

Anna Pegels
Anna Pegels
Sustainable Economic and Social Development
Senior Researcher
Economist
Low carbon development, Renewable energies, Green industrial policy, Behavioural economics, Energy efficiency
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/anna-pegels/

"Climate protection is politics. Klimalog researches how it can succeed nonetheless."

Dr. Peter Wolff
Dr. Peter Wolff
World Economy and Development Financing
Head of department
Economist
Global Economic Governance, Development financing, Development co-operation with emerging markets
http://www.die-gdi.de/en/peter-wolff/

"Climate finance is effective when it is combined with transformative policies."

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Media Contact

Astrid Dirksen
Astrid Dirksen
Stabsstelle Kommunikation / Communications team
+49 (0)228 94927-307
https://www.die-gdi.de/astrid-dirksen/

Stabsstelle Kommunikation / Communications team

Kristina König
Kristina König
Stabsstelle Kommunikation / Communications team
+49 (0)228 94927-227
https://www.die-gdi.de/kristina-koenig/

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Upcoming Events

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Timeline

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July
29-30
Trade and Environment
In view of the increasingly interconnected relationship between trade and environmental policies and new datasets that map the latest developments and in light of heated controversies about the interlinkages between international trade and environmental protection, it is our pleasure to invite you to a workshop on trade and the environment.
Place/Date
Bonn
Organizer
  • German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Laval University
  • Conference Site
    http://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/trade-and-the-environment/
    More Info
    http://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/trade-and-the-environment/
    November
    4-5
    Crossroads Conference
    Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash?
    Place/Date
    Bonn
    November 4-5
    Organizer
  • Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Conference Site
    https://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/climate-action-and-human-wellbeing-at-a-crossroads/
    More Info
    https://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/climate-action-and-human-wellbeing-at-a-crossroads/
    November
    6-17
    Interconnections Zone
    The Interconnections Zone during the COP 23 will facilitate dialogue towards more integrated and balanced development, which would both deliver on the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. As a transdisciplinary space, it welcomes civil society, researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore interconnections, and possible synergies, between climate change and sustainable development.
    Place/Date
    Bonn
    Organizer
  • German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Conference Site
    https://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/interconnections-zone-during-cop23/
    More Info
    https://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/interconnections-zone-during-cop23/
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    November
    4-5
    Crossroads Conference
    Bonn
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    November
    6-17
    Interconnections Zone
    Bonn
    November
    4-5
    Crossroads Conference
    Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash?
    Ort/Datum
    Bonn
    November 4-5
    Organizer
  • Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Conference Site
    https://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/climate-action-and-human-wellbeing-at-a-crossroads/
    More Info
    https://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/climate-action-and-human-wellbeing-at-a-crossroads/
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    November
    6-17
    Interconnections Zone
    Bonn
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    July
    29-30
    Trade and Environment
    Bonn
    November
    6-17
    Interconnections Zone
    The Interconnections Zone during the COP 23 will facilitate dialogue towards more integrated and balanced development, which would both deliver on the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. As a transdisciplinary space, it welcomes civil society, researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore interconnections, and possible synergies, between climate change and sustainable development.
    Ort/Datum
    Bonn
    Organizer
  • German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Conference Site
    https://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/interconnections-zone-during-cop23/
    More Info
    https://www.die-gdi.de/veranstaltungen/interconnections-zone-during-cop23/
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    July
    29-30
    Trade and Environment
    Bonn
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    November
    4-5
    Crossroads Conference
    Bonn
    November
    6-17
    Interconnections Zone
    Bonn
    July
    29-30
    Trade and Environment
    Bonn
    November
    4-5
    Crossroads Conference
    Bonn

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    "Effective climate policy requires fair solutions that mediate between poor and rich."
    Imme Scholz, Deputy Director
    of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)