ICAP Status Report 2017: Emerging economies on the rise in emissions trading

15/02/2017 With the launch of China’s national emissions trading system (ETS), ETS will operate in economies generating close to half of the world’s gross domestic products and covering more than 15% of global emissions. In 2017, Mexico and China are the hot spots for ETS development.

EMAS Award 2017: For a strong European Circular Economy

14/02/2017 The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Awards 2017 are devoted to the current topic of the circular economy. The EU Commission will honour EMAS organisations for achievements in resource friendliness and efficiency gains on 8 May 2017 in Malta. 

Climate Action Starts with Dialogue

06/02/2017 To act on climate change we need to bridge the dialogue gap: V-LED offers a dialogical approach to multi-level climate governance.

24./25. April, Berlin | International Planetary Boundaries conference with Johan Rockström

24/01/2017 What are the implications of the Planetary Boundaries concept for society, economy and politics? On 24 and 25 April 2017, representatives from academia, politics, civil society, media and the private sector discuss this central question in Berlin  

Innovations for river basins: new WaterInnEU Marketplace has been launched

20/01/2017 The newly launched WaterInnEU Market Place accelerates the market translation of products and services of specific relevance to River Basin Management. This match making hub directly addresses knowledge gaps and information needs of River Basin Managers and their supply chains.

Launch of the 2017 SAG-SEED Awards

10/01/2017 Innovative, eco-inclusive enterprises from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda have the opportunity to apply for up to 15 SAG-SEED Awards by 8 March. Start-ups offering sustainable solutions in agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and waste management can apply.

Energy labels now required for old heaters

01/01/2017 Every third heater in Germany is more than 20 years old. As old heaters use significantly more energy than the current generation, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has introduced energy labels for heaters more than 25 years old. 

Investments in industrial energy efficiency - project kick-off in Nepal

22/12/2016 The KfW Development Bank is financing a two-year pilot project for the implementation of energy efficiency measures in various industrial sectors in Nepal. The project partners’ kick-off meeting and the official launch of the programme took place on 9 December 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal.  

adelphi supports German-Polish partnerships on their way to cooperation projects

19/12/2016 The municipal level feels the weight of environmental burdens most heavily through the use of fossil fuels in Poland - and seeks cooperation with German neighbours. The adelphi project to develop a joint undertaking on climate action has now entered its main phase of implementation. 

Realising the Climate Economy in Latin America: a Task for Diplomacy

16/12/2016 In creating an economy compatible with the target of staying below 2°C warming, diplomacy plays a crucial role. According to Latin American policy makers, development agendas need to consider climate change in a cross-cutting way. Therefore, regional dialogue on the climate economy is needed.