Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

In a groundbreaking bill approved by Irish parliament on Thursday 12th of July, the Irish government is set to completely divest its Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) from companies with shares in the fossil fuel industry. The move makes the Irish government the first government in the world to divest from fossil fuels. The Fossil… » read more

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Deutsche Politik und Europas Klimaverpflichtungen Die Wahlergebnisse des vergangenen Jahres haben zu beispiellosen Schwierigkeiten beim Aufbau einer neuen Regierung in Deutschland geführt. Trotz schwerer Verluste bei den Parlamentswahlen, wurde Angela Merkel für weitere vier Jahre als Bundeskanzlerin wiedergewählt. Aber die geschwächte Position der beiden traditionell größten Parteien – Angela Merkels konservativer Union aus CDU und… » read more

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After 4 months of bickering about coalitions and policy measures, Germany’s 2 largest parties – Angela Merkel’s conservative party CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) – have formed a grand coalition: the so-called GroKo. German politics plays a mayor role in the climate goals of the whole EU: which parties end up in the government… » read more

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German power struggle leads to GroKo coalition   Last year’s election results have led to unprecedented difficulties to build a new government in Germany. Despite heavy losses in parliamentary elections, Angela Merkel was re-elected as Chancellor for another four years. But the weakened position of the traditionally 2 largest parties – Angela Merkel’s conservative party… » read more

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Les grands pollueurs comme le pétrole, le gaz, le charbon et les sociétés transnationales agricoles ne sont pas seulement les plus gros émetteurs; leur déni du climat, le lobbying et l’ingérence politique font de ces industries l’un des principaux obstacles à une politique climatique saine aux niveaux local, national et international.   Le think-tank Corporate… » read more

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Conflict of Interest in international climate negotiations has been taking place from the very beginning of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a new report by Corporate Accountability shows. This visual summary guides you through 3 decades of corporate lobbying: TwitterFacebook0Google+0Linkedin

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Der Rechtsstreit Saúl Luciano Lliuya gegen RWE, der in der deutschen Stadt Hamm stattfindet, ist nun in die Beweisführung eingetreten. Diese historische Klage, in der ein peruanischer Bauer einen deutschen Energieriesen verklagt hat, könnte Folgen für Investoren weltweit haben. Hamm (30. Nov. 2017). Die heute verkündete Entscheidung des Oberlandesgerichts Hamm für den Eintritt in die… » read more

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The Case Saúl Luciano Lliuya versus RWE, taking place in the German town of Hamm, has now gone into the evidentary phase. This historic lawsuit, in which a Peruvian farmer has sued a German energy giant, might have consequences for investors and firms around the world that might have to deal with more cases of… » read more

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As negotiations to design the Paris Rulebook developed during COP23, finding an agreement on the sensitive topic of climate finance proved to be a major obstacle in bringing the guidelines for Paris forward. Specifically Article 9.5 of the Paris Agreement brought discussions to a full stop during the second week of COP23. But what is… » read more

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