How to make big polluters pay for their damages?

9. Dezember 2015 HW

Just 90 oil, gas and coal companies are responsible for 63 per cent of human-caused CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. An initiative launched at the UN Climate Summit in Paris wants to make them pay for their climate damages.

China far better than it’s reputation?

7. Dezember 2015 HW

Polluted air, highest CO2 emissions world wide and heavily relying on coal - for many years this has been the world’s image of China’s environmental status. A most recent study published by China Dialogue shows that China has to offer much more than that.

Finance remains crunch issue

4. Dezember 2015 HW

Climate finance is still a major sticking point in the COP21 negotiations. At stake is the $100 billion dollars of annual climate change aid promised to developing countries by 2020. At present, between $5 and 8 billion dollars are in the pot. Now countries such as India demand far more than $100 billion dollars for post 2020.