The Paris Agreement five years on

12 December 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). That also means that signatory states have to submit updated and more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction pledges: the nationally determined contribution (NDC). Where are we at when it comes to fighting the climate crisis in a spirit of climate justice? How can we increase targets to remain below 2 degrees global warming and finds ways to achieve them in a socially just manner?

Cover Climate Justice and Migration

Climate Justice and Migration

With climate change looming, anxiety over immigration from the Global South is increasingly fuelled by apocalyptic fears of ecological breakdown. How should policymakers respond to the reality and future prospect of vast populations being displaced and relocated in an era of global heating?
Carbon Pricing

Pricing carbon

Both in Germany and internationally, the debate on the pricing of greenhouse gas emissions is experiencing a renaissance. However, an enlightened and realistic discussion of ways and means is needed so that CO2 pricing instruments can play a stronger role in climate policy. In this study, climate and energy expert Felix Chr. Matthes of the Öko-Institut examines the relevant elements of a CO2 pricing strategy. He gives an overview of design criteria and mechanisms of action.  

Related events

Five years after Paris – what’s next?

Petrochemicals, plastic production and the EU climate agenda