The Climate Transparency Report 2021 was published on October 14, 2021. It is the world’s most comprehensive annual review of G20 countries’ climate action towards net zero based on 100 indicators for adaptation, mitigation and finance presented in a comparable yet concise and visually attractive way. The reportRead more
In our last newsletter we wrote about the dire situation faced by Afghans trying to escape Taliban rule. Many are still trapped inside the country unable to leave, while European cities are still offering to welcome them. How broad the landscape of welcoming and inclusive cities around Europe has already grown is shown by three new mappings and visualizations: Europe Welcomes, our own visualisation of welcoming cities networks and the Moving Cities map.
The outcome of the German elections gives hope for a different approach to migration and refugee issues not only at the national but also at the European level, as our colleagues argue in a piece for German online magazine MIGazin.
Two weeks before the G20 Summit in Rome and COP26 in Glasgow, Climate Transparency launched the 2021 edition of its yearly comprehensive overview of G20 climate action – the Climate Transparency Report. The international online launch event of the report was held on 14 October 2021 at 14:00-15:00 CEST and was conducted via Zoom.Read more
Like many of you, we are deeply shocked by the horrific developments in Afghanistan and the many people trying to flee and save their lives. Last Tuesday the EU home affairs ministers met for an extraordinary Council meeting to discuss what the recent developments mean for migration to the EU. Their joint declaration did not make any concrete reception offers, instead it emphasized the long-held mantra to prevent people from migrating and providing financial assistance to neighboring host countries. The failing commitment to increasing resettlement numbers was particularly criticized by Luxembourg’s foreign affairs minister Jean Asselborn, who said the EU should offer up to 50 000 additional resettlement places to Afghan refugees (he will join us for a public event soon, read more below). The European Council for Refugees and Exiles also demanded higher resettlement numbers and published further recommendations what the EU could do to alleviate the dire situation faced by Afghans.Read more