If we don't confront climate change,we won't end poverty

Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group






Marion Vieweg (2016)

The Paris Agreement is a milestone in international climate diplomacy. The global community agreed to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels”, and to a new architecture with mitigation commitments from all Parties. At the same time, coal expansion seems to continue unabated, and some of the countries putting forward their climate commitments under the UNFCCC are planning and constructing new coal-fired power generation capacity at large scale (Global Coal Plant Tracker, 2016). This paper looks at how these coal plans and related national energy strategies link to the submitted INDCs, and analyses the implications for achieving stated commitments.


Marion Vieweg (2013)

KfW Background Paper

The resource allocation framework of the Green Climate Fund will have to provide agreed principles and criteria for making transparent how decisions are taken on what will be financed. This will need to take into account the guiding principles of the Governing Instrument of the GCF. This paper analyses how the principle of 'paradigm shift' can be operationalized for mitigation related funding and develops options for allocation principles and indicators for decision-making.


Sandra Freitas, Kirsten Macey, Marion Vieweg and Laetitia De Marez (2012)

LDC paper series

The paper analyzes how the Least Developed Countries can benefit from 'NAMAs' and how they can participate effectively in the UNFCCC negotiations to promote their positions related to the topic. 

Marion Vieweg, Ian Noble (2013)

KfW Background Paper

For the operation of the GCF, it will be essential to define how the objective to promote paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways – as specified in the Governing instrument – will be operationalized.

This paper provides some detailed reflections for mitigation and adaptation to stimulate the ongoing discussion. 

Martina Jung, Marion Vieweg, et al. (2010)

This analysis is based on a study of an example NAMA in the transport sector for Mexico, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) as part of the CITS project, a project for the Dutch Ministry of the Environment (VROM) on defining NAMA examples for Mexico (building and transport sector) and work conducted for the Danish Ministry for Climate Change on NAMAs. This report summarizes the knowledge gained in these projects, addressing the following questions:

  1. What are possible examples for NAMAs?
  2. What are the important (implementation) issues that arise when developing concrete proposals?
  3. What knowledge is gained from elaborating upon NAMA examples?.