April, 2022

Indonesian – German – Energy Transition Symposium in the context of G7 and G20 in the year 2022

A JUST ENERGY TRANSITION Matching Learning Curves From Germany And Indonesia  22.03.2022: Under the headline of “A Just Energy Transition – Matching Learning Curves From Germany And Indonesia”, the virtual event provided an overview of learning curves from Indonesia and Germany on the energy transition including questions such as CO2 pricing, phase out of coal and upscaling renewable energy in [...]

Court taking evidence in Peru for RWE case

The RWE case is finally moving forward: in summer, the Higher Regional Court of Hamm will conduct a site visit to Huaraz. The visit had been delayed since 2019 due to the COVID 19 pandemic. In Peru, judges and court-appointed experts will examine the risk of glacial lake outburst flood affecting the plaintiff Saúl Luciano Lliuya’s house. Saúl Luciano Lliuya [...]

February, 2022

German G7 presidency: Many foundations from Germany are willing to become part of the solution

F20 climate gathering of German Foundations (so called "Sinsheimer Climate Dialogue") on February 8   “Acting resolutely instead of merely reacting”[1] is the guiding principle of Germany holding the G7 Presidency in 2022. As a subgroup of the G20, the G7 has a huge potential in translating bold commitments into climate-effective policies and build momentum for a “Just Transition” in [...]

Short report on the results of the COP26 in Glasgow

Ambitious implementation of Paris is now on the agenda  „Glasgow had two faces“ Glasgow, Nov. 2021: Klaus Milke as Chairman and Noah Walker-Crawford from the Board of Trustees were on the ground in Glasgow for almost the entire duration of the important COP26 climate conference on behalf of Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit. So was also Christoph Bals as Chairman of the Board [...]

October, 2021

Successful meeting of the international platform of foundations in Milan: G20 countries must put their words into deeds

Milan, October 1st, 2021. The Foundations Platform F20 consisting of more than 70 foundations mainly from the G20 countries calls upon the G20 Heads of State to act on the global climate crisis and to agree on concrete targets and tools on upscaling renewable energy, protecting biodiversity and the decarbonisation of the global finance markets. At the annual F20 meeting [...]

June, 2021

Digital Deutscher Stiftungstag 2021

Global Green Deal – What is the Role of Foundations and Philanthropy? (Participants: Klaus Milke, Frans Timmermanns, Sylke Freudenthal, Carola Carazzone, Sandra Breka, Eckart von Hirschhausen, Giles Ruck, Vidya Shah) On June, 7th, the Foundations Platform F20 opened this year’s (virtual) assembly of the Federal Association of German Foundations with a very uplifting and insightful high-level panel on questions related [...]

February, 2021

Study supports climate litigation claim against RWE: Human-made emissions are responsible for glacial flood risk in the Andes

Independent scientific study by researchers from the University of Oxford and University of Washington offers a clear conclusion: Human activity has caused at least 85% of warming that led to glacial retreat above Huaraz Huaraz/Bonn, 4 Feb 2021: The Coronavirus pandemic has delayed the collection of evidence in the trial between the Peruvian farmer Saúl Luciano Lliuya and RWE [...]

September, 2020

F20: Cooperate and leave your silo!

Foundations can make a difference in the COVID-19 and Climate Crisis Continuity, the readiness for cooperation, credibility and a real convening power were cornerstones demonstrated by the platform Foundations 20 at the „F20 Climate Solutions Week“ from September 14-17. It was broadcasted from an online studio in Hamburg in direct connection with the head office of the King Khalid Foundation [...]

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