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
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
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
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
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
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
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