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Venro – Views on the financing of climate damage and losses

The Association for Development Policy and Humanitarian Aid (VENRO) has published a position paper on “The New Climate Loss and Damage Fund: Expectations for Structures and Financing“, which formulates expectations and recommendations for implementation. The Transitional Committee was set up for implementation and will develop proposals by this year’s UN Climate Change Conference. With a […]

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New Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network Newsletter

The 8th issue of the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network Newsletter is published ! This issue includes a testimonial from the Türkiye earthquake response, the belgian rescEU hub chanelling aid to Ukraine, a spotlight on the Disaster Resilience Goals, remembering the Skopje earthquake and the science behind the EU’s response to the earthquakes in Türkiye […]

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New IzR booklet (4/2022) published: Turn of the Times

The new IzR booklet on the topic ” Turn of the times: New demands on spatial development has been published ! The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine in February 2022 has implications for spatial development policy in Europe and Germany. In the current issue of IzR, experts discuss possible consequences and new requirements for […]

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Sabine Lackner becomes new president of THW

Sabine Lackner will become the new president of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) on July 1, 2023, succeeding Gerd Friedsam, who is retiring. She is thus the first woman to head the federal agency. Lackner has been working for THW since 2001. Initially, she took over the management of foreign projects and international […]

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Sealing study: Ludwigshafen is the most sealed city in Germany

The German Insurance Association (GDV) has published its sealing study: “Ludwigshafen is the most sealed city in Germany“. According to GDV, Ludwigshafen am Rhein is the most heavily sealed city in Germany. “Around 67 percent of the settlement area is built on, concreted over or asphalted,” says GDV CEO Jörg Asmussen. This is the result […]

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Halftime Conference for German Chancellor Fellowship 2022/2023

The Halftime Conference for German Chancellor Fellows 2022-24 was a five-day event held at Merseburg from April 24th to April 29th, 2023. The main objective of the program was to provide an opportunity for the fellows and hosts to come together and intensify their networking. Additionally, the conference aimed to enable the fellows to reflect […]

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Future Lab – The future of civil protection in the face of climate change

On 3 May 2023, Stefan Karp and Moritz Müller, founders and employees of the design and strategy office ma ma Interactive System Design from Frankfurt am Main, visited the DKKV office in Bonn. Together with DKKV staff and young professionals, they conducted a workshop, a so-called Future Lab, on the topic of “The Future of […]

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