Recent publications

The End of EU Climate Leadership Image
Germanwatch briefing paper on EU climate policy by Christoph Bals, Charlotte Cuntz, Oldag Caspar, Jan Burck, released in November 2013

Event information

Chasing Ice Image
Website for the movie "Chasing Ice" by Jeff Orlowski

European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)Image
Information about the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) (24-28 June 2013)


Contribution of Energy Efficiency Measures to Climate Protection within the European Union until 2050Image
Study of Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI (June 2012) (PDF)

EU Long-term Scenarios 2050 - Tangible ways towards climate protection in the European UnionImage
Study of Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI (September 2011)

Initiatives and projects at European level

The European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT)Image
The European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT) is an initiative of the European Commission, which aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change.

Covenant of MayorsImage
Mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories. By their commitment, Covenant signatories aim to meet and exceed the European Union 20% CO2 reduction objective by 2020.

Climate AllianceImage
"Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples" is the European network of local authorities committed to the protection of the world's climate.

Initiatives and projects in Germany

The National Climate InitiativeImage
Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety to support climate protection measures on national level in local municipalities, in the economy, by consumers and in schools and educational institutions

Online Guide "Kommunaler Klimaschutz" Image
Online guide of the EnergyAgency.NRW about municipal climate protection (only in German)

Global initiatives, networks and projects

The non-profit foundation myclimate – The Climate Protection Partnership, is an international initiative with Swiss origins.

Public campaign of the Global Campaign for Climate Action. The GCCA is an unprecedented alliance of more than 350 organizations from around the world.


Climate protection organisation with a focus on travel, actively protecting the climate by compensating greenhouse gases through the use of renewable energies, among other activities

"Cooling down!"Image
Game around Global Warming, Disaster Prevention and Biodiversity by Dr Otto Ulrich, Germany