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Petersberg Climate Dialogue VII – Keeping the spirit of Paris alive?

By Janto S. Hess Following up on the optimistic spirit that reducing global emissions effectively will no longer remain a mere dream – created at the United Nations Framework Convention … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Potential non-environmental benefits of the COP21 Paris Agreement

By Arnaud Koehl and Janto S. Hess                      Photo by WWF (COP 21) On December 12th of 2015, 196 countries signed … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

What can we expect from COP 21 in Paris?

by Janto S. Hess © Flickr/POC21 – Proof of Concept The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) will open its doors in November 2015 in Paris. After historical reduction targets … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Can the Tourism Industry Contribute to International Adaptation Finance?

by Janto S. Hess, Pieter Pauw, Elissaios Papyrakis NOTE: This publication is a duplicate of the original briefing paper published by the German Development Institute (DIE-GDI). Link Summary At the … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The adaptation finance landscape: Why adaptation finance should be additional to traditional aid

Written by Janto S. Hess The parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed in 1995 to financially support developing countries for costs of damage caused … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

UNFCCC 40th meeting of the subsidary bodies – A stepping-stone to a COP21 agreement

By Rory Walshe and Janto S. Hess.   The recent UNFCCC 40th meeting  of the Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn, Germany (4th-15th June) was a critical stage in the run up to … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

IPCC WGII AR5: Another compelling reason to act

By Janto S. Hess and Rory Walshe. On Monday the 31th of March, the IPCC Working Group II released its contribution to the 5th Assessment Report. Was this ground breaking? … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Oxford Climate Forum 2014

From the 7-8th of February the Oxford Climate Forum 2014 attracted young academics from around the UK and brought them together with some leading organisations, consultancies, professors and experts in … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

REDD+: Limitations and potentials in saving tropical forests

Written by Janto S. Hess Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is often referred to as a promising approach to reduce carbon emissions. Recent studies suggest that tropical … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 1 Comment
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