“There is a need for innovative legal solutions to address climate change”

SB60 climate negotiations in Bonn

The 60th biannual sessions of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) subsidiary bodies (SB60) in Bonn unfolded against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainties. The event highlighted the complex interplay of global challenges and urgent climate action imperatives. Amid worsening trade disputes, ongoing regional conflicts, persistent inflation in major economies, and […]

“Developing the constitutional debt system in the context of climate protection”

With its ruling on November 15, 2023, the Federal Constitutional Court declared the Second Supplementary Budget Act 2021 null and void. The law aimed to allocate EUR 60 billion in unutilized credit appropriations to the “Climate and Transformation Fund” (KTF), originally earmarked for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. According to the decision by the Federal […]

Climate negotiations, targets take centre stage at IKEM Annual Conference

Dr. Camilla Bausch (Ecologic Institute) bei der IKEM-Jahrestagung 2022

In preparation for next month’s Conference of the Parties (COP) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, IKEM dedicated its annual conference on 11 October to a discussion of the global dimensions of climate protection law and policy. Presentations by renowned researchers and representatives from politics and practice highlighted the importance of the upcoming climate negotiations for global […]

ESRa: for an energy transition that’s equitable – and custom-made

How do we design a transition that leaves no one behind? Since April 2020, IKEM and its partners in the ‘Energiewende im Sozialen Raum’ (ESRa) project have analysed differences between regional development potential in Berlin and the district of Spree-Neiße.   After six months of careful work, project participants are preparing their recommendations for publication. Jana Karras, a research associate in IKEM’s Energy Efficiency and Climate Finance Team, gives us a sneak peek.    IKEM’s […]