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AfD fragt nach Personalpolitik der GIZ

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
AfD fragt nach Personalpolitik der GIZ - Entwicklung/Kleine Anfrage
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Linke fragt nach "Perspektive Heimat"

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
Linke fragt nach "Perspektive Heimat" - Entwicklung/Kleine Anfrage
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Regierung will Investitionsgesetz prüfen

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
Regierung will Investitionsgesetz prüfen - Entwicklung/Antwort
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Mehr als zwei Milliarden Euro für Wälder

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
Mehr als zwei Milliarden Euro für Wälder - Entwicklung/Antwort
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Finanzielle Zusammenarbeit mit Marokko

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
Finanzielle Zusammenarbeit mit Marokko - Entwicklung/Antwort
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DEG fördert lokale Banken in Afrika

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
DEG fördert lokale Banken in Afrika - Entwicklung/Antwort
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Infrastrukturmaßnahmen in Afrika

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
Infrastrukturmaßnahmen in Afrika - Entwicklung/Kleine Anfrage
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Koalition hält an Afrika-Abkommen fest

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
Koalition hält an Afrika-Abkommen fest - Entwicklung/Antwort
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FDP will Details zu Promotorenprogramm

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
FDP will Details zu Promotorenprogramm - Entwicklung/Kleine Anfrage
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FDP fragt nach Waldschutz

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
FDP fragt nach Waldschutz - Entwicklung/Kleine Anfrage
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Status der Handelsabkommen mit Afrika

#Bundestag - 12. September 2018 - 21:32
Status der Handelsabkommen mit Afrika - Entwicklung/Kleine Anfrage
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From income poverty to multidimensional poverty: an international comparison

DIE - 12. September 2018 - 21:22
The first Sustainable Development Goal of the 2030 Agenda calls for ending 'poverty in all its forms everywhere', therefore recognising that poverty is more than just a lack of a sufficient income. Nevertheless, some scholars argue that an income-based measure of poverty is able to sufficiently capture poverty in other dimensions as well. This claim, however, has so far not been substantiated by any cross-country empirical evidence. Currently available international indicators of multidimensional poverty suffer from several weaknesses and cannot be directly compared with the existing monetary measures of poverty. This One Pager summarises the main findings of a broader study (Burchi, Rippin, and Montenegro 2018) on poverty measurement and analysis.
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Public Event: Changing Course for Sustainable Development

Global Policy Watch - 12. September 2018 - 18:50
Bold Alternatives to Business as Usual Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018 Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2018, 1.00 – 3.00 PM; ROOM XII, PALAIS DES NATIONS

“The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development and fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs.” This is the main message of the Spotlight Report 2018.

Civil society organizations have a key role to play as independent watchdogs holding governments and international organizations accountable for their actions that help—or hinder—the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018 report, produced by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions, provides a wideranging independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

The 2018 edition shines a light on existing bold alternatives to business as usual that can help to change the course towards more coherent policies for sustainable development aligned with human rights principles and standards.

But it goes far beyond that, seeing policy reform as necessary but not sufficient. More fundamental shifts in how and where power is vested are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs. In particular, the report calls for more coherent fiscal and regulatory policies, and a “whole-of-government” approach towards sustainability.

At this event, co-organized by UNRISD and FES, some of the key findings and recommendations of this year’s global Spotlight Report will be presented and discussed from various perspectives.

PANELISTS:
  • Gita Sen (DAWN)
  • Kate Donald (Center for Economic and Social Rights)
  • Sandra Vermuyten (Public Services International)
  • Ziad Abdel Samad (Arab NGO Network for Development)
DISCUSSANTS:
  • Paul Ladd (UNRISD)
  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples)
MODERATOR:

Hamish Jenkins (UNRISD)

OPENING REMARKS:

Hubert René Schillinger (FES)

Sandwiches and light refreshments will be served prior to the event

Registration: http://www.unrisd.org/spotlight-geneva-launch-2018

Download the invitation here.

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Mama Earth koppelt nachhaltiges Investment mit Aufforstungsprojekten

reset - 12. September 2018 - 17:24
Sich ein bisschen was dazu verdienen und dabei Aufforstungsprojekte unterstützen? Das geht durch Investitionen in Tropenholz bei Mama Earth. Oder wie wärs mit einem Mahagonibaum zum Geburtstag?
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Tierisches Charity-Event: Usedom Cross Country 2018

Welthungerhilfe - 12. September 2018 - 16:44
20.000 Euro Spenden sind bei Till Demtrøders Charity-Jagdevent Usedom Cross Country zugunsten der Welthungerhilfe zusammengekommen. Wie immer war die Schleppjagd unblutig - und wurde von tatkräftigen Prominenten unterstützt.
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12. September 2018

ONE - 12. September 2018 - 16:16

1. Zahl der Hungernden steigt auf 821 Millionen

Mehrere Medien, darunter die Frankfurter Rundschau, tagesschau.de, deutschlandfunk.de, SZ.de, Spiegel Online und die Deutsche Welle melden, dass die Zahl der chronisch unterernährten Menschen 2017 auf weltweit 821 Millionen gestiegen ist. Die Zahl der Hungerleidenden sei somit im dritten Jahr in Folge gestiegen, nachdem sie zuvor ein Jahrzehnt lang rückläufig gewesen sei. Damit sei die Zahl der Betroffenen wieder auf dem Niveau von vor zehn Jahren. Besonders dramatisch sei die Lage in Venezuela. Neben Konflikten und Wirtschaftskrisen haben auch Dürren und unregelmäßige Regenfälle als Folgen des globalen Klimawandels stark zum Anstieg der Zahl der Hungerleidenden beigetragen. 2015 setzten sich die Regierungen der UN-Mitgliedsstaaten das Ziel, den globalen Hunger bis 2030 zu besiegen. Dieses Ziel sei nur mit deutlich ehöhtem Einsatz der westlichen Länder noch zu erreichen, so der Geschäftsführer von „Aktion gegen den Hunger” Jan-Sebastian Friedrich-Rust.

2. Juncker verspricht neue Allianz” mit Afrika

Unter anderem Zeit Online, Welt.de, Stern.de und die Online-Ausgabe der Kieler Nachrichten berichten von EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Junckers heutiger Rede zur Lage der Europäischen Union vor dem Europäischen Parlament. Er habe unter anderem angekündigt, dass die Europäische Kommission zukünftig enger mit Afrika zusammenarbeiten wolle. Afrika brauche keine Almosen, sondern „eine ausgewogene Partnerschaft“. Er habe zudem betont, dass Europa eine solche Partnerschaft gleichermaßen brauche. Ziel dieser „neuen Allianz” mit Afrika seien Investitionsanreize für europäische Firmen sowie ein europäisch-afrikanisches Freihandelsabkommen. Durch die Zusammenarbeit könnten in Afrika in den kommenden fünf Jahren zehn Millionen Arbeitsplätze entstehen, so Juncker.

3. Offene Grenze zwischen Äthiopien und Eritrea

Wie die Frankfurter Rundschau, Deutsche Welle und ZDF.de berichten, öffneten Äthiopiens Regierungschef Abiy Ahmed und Eritreas Präsident Isaias Afwerki am gestrigen Tag nach 20 Jahren erstmals feierlich die Grenze zwischen ihren Ländern. Die Grenzöffnung und der Abzug der an der Grenze stationierten Truppen sei ein Teil der vollkommenen Normalisierung der Beziehungen zwischen Äthiopien und Eritrea, twitterte Abiys Stabschef Fitsum Arega.

 

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Pro-poor climate risk insurance: the role of community-based organisations

DIE - 12. September 2018 - 15:54
In the face of increasingly frequent extreme weather events, the need to manage climate risk becomes more urgent, especially for the most vulnerable countries and communities. With the aim of reducing vulnerability, climate risk transfer in the form of climate risk insurance (CRI) has been gaining attention in climate policy discussions. When properly designed, CRI acts as a safety net against climate change impacts by providing financial support after an extreme weather event. Two main types of insurance enable payouts: indemnity (traditional) insurance or predefined parameters (index-based) insurance. Individuals, groups, or even governments may take out policies with either type of insurance and receive payouts directly (insurer to beneficiary payout) or indirectly (insurer to aggregator to beneficiary payout). Direct insurance is usually implemented at the micro-level with individual policyholders. Indirect insurance is usually implemented through group contracts at the meso-level through risk aggregators and at the macro-level through the state.
While promising, risk transfer in the form of CRI also has its share of challenges. Within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the lack of accessibility and afford¬ability of CRI for poor and vulnerable groups have been identified as barriers to uptake. In light of climate justice, asking the poor and climate-vulnerable groups - most of whom do not contribute substantially to anthropogenic climate change - to solely carry the financial burden of risk transfer is anything but just. Employing a human rights-based approach to CRI may ensure that the resilience of poor and climate-vulnerable groups is enhanced in a climate-just manner.
Indigenous peoples are some of the poorest and most climate vulnerable groups. Often marginalised, they rarely have access to social protection. The strong communal relationship of indigenous peoples facilitates their participation in community-based organisations (CBOs). CBOs are a suitable vehicle for meso-insurance, in which risk is aggregated and an insurance policy belongs to a group. In this way, CBOs can facilitate service provision that would otherwise be beyond the reach of individuals.
Conclusions of this briefing paper draw on a conceptual analysis of meso-insurance and the results of field research conducted in March 2018 with indigenous Palaw’ans in the Philippines. We find that CRI needs to be attuned to the differential vulnerabilities and capacities of its beneficiaries. This is particularly true for poor and vulnerable people, for whom issues of accessibility and affordability need to be managed, and human rights and pro-poor approaches need to be ensured. In this context, meso-insurance is a promising approach when it provides accessibility and affordability and promotes a pro-poor and human rights-based approach of risk transfer by:
  • Properly identifying and involving target beneficiaries and duty-bearers by employing pro-poor and human rights principles.
  • Employing measures to improve the financial literacy of target beneficiaries.
  • Designing insurance models from the bottom up.
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Demystifying green bonds

DIE - 12. September 2018 - 15:08
There is significant potential for growth in the green bonds market as suggested by the market’s increase in size and geographic reach and the broadening of the investor base. To realize the enormous potential of green bonds, several challenges must be addressed, notably the risk of greenwashing, limited standardization, an undiversified investor base, the time lag from directing proceeds from a bond sale to green projects or assets, narrow secondary markets, the high costs of green bonds issuance and the development of a green project pipeline. An improved governance framework could help to address several of these challenges. For the green bonds market to contribute to ecologically sustainable development, there must be greater transparency about how green bonds are defined. Disclosure reforms should aim to ensure publication of details about the intended use of proceeds and the annual reporting of the actual use of proceeds and second opinions. Covered bonds could increase transparency because they are more strictly regulated than uncovered bonds. Green bonds indices may also increase transparency on the green bonds market for both issuers and investors by defining specific criteria. The second main area concerns compliance with standards. Several measures could help to improve that. For instance, bodies that design green bonds indices could more closely monitor the bonds included in any index of bonds that are claimed to adhere to the strictest industry standards. Rating agencies could explicitly consider the environmental aspects of green bonds in their evaluations. Financial authorities could regulate the green bonds market, and institutional investors could integrate green investment criteria in their guidelines. Sharing more detailed information between the various stakeholders will make governance more inclusive. Round tables of investors, issuers, governments, NGOs and regulators should be organized to discuss what and how much regulation and policy support is needed to foster the development of green bonds. Such an approach could help the market to mobilize climate finance while also meeting the needs of the finance industry. The establishment of the Green Bonds Principles Executive Committee was an important step in the right direction.
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Public Event: Changing Course for Sustainable Development

Global Policy Forum - 12. September 2018 - 14:25

“The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development and fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs.” This is the main message of the Spotlight Report 2018. At this event, co-organized by UNRISD and FES, some of the key findings and recommendations of this year’s global Spotlight Report will be presented and discussed from various perspectives.

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12.09.2018 Minister Müller begrüßt Vorschlag von Juncker zu neuer EU-Afrika-Strategie – EU muss dafür aber mehr Mittel bereitstellen

BMZ - 12. September 2018 - 14:00
Kommissionspräsident Juncker hat eine Afrika-Strategie für nachhaltige Investitionen und Arbeitsplätze angekündigt und sich für eine neue Wirtschaftspartnerschaft ausgesprochen. Entwicklungsminister Dr. Gerd Müller begrüßt diesen Vorstoß: "Kommissionspräsident Juncker hat Recht: Afrika braucht keine Almosen, sondern eine neue Partnerschaft auf Augenhöhe. Eine solche Afrikapolitik braucht aber auch ausreichend Finanzmittel."...
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