Every Monday, the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) comments on the latest issues and trends of international development policy by its Current Column. The column is intended for politically interested readers who want to get a brief overview on the state of German and international development policy.
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Faus Onbargi, Alexia / Aparajita Banerjee / Susan S. Ekoh (2023)
The Current Column, 29 November 2023
A Just Transition will indeed require accelerating the global just energy transition, but will also require operationalising the Loss and Damage Fund agreed upon at COP27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, and potentiating gender-responsive climate action and finance.
Strupat, Christoph (2023)
The Current Column, 27 November 2023
Defining health as a priority area in connection with COP28 will provide a key impetus for the rapid and sustainable reduction of emissions and acceleration of the necessary climate adaptation strategies in the health sector.
Altenburg, Tilman / Anna Pegels (2023)
The Current Column, 22 November 2023
To accelerate green transformation in low- and middle-income countries, it is therefore essential to provide evidence of how a greener economy can offer direct economic benefits to national economies and the majority of citizens.
Stamm, Andreas / Rita Strohmaier / Ece Oyan (2023)
The Current Column, 16 October 2023
Germany should develop strategies at an early stage to pursue the goal of a green, not blue, hydrogen economy. Future hydrogen partnerships with third countries should prioritise electrolytically produced hydrogen throughout.