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Climate Finance after the Paris Agreement. New directions or more of the same?


In the Global Governance Spotlight 3|2016, Dr Paula Castro and Dr Carola Betzold discuss where the Paris Summit has moved forward regarding climate finance – if it did move forward at all. They focus on three central issues: the overall volume of climate finance, its sources and its distribution. Further, they give recommendations how to make climate finance commitments credible. ... :further info here

08 May 2016



A new edition of SEF/INEF News has just been published. At the centre of attention stands the first World Humanitarian Summit of the United Nations. ... :further info here

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Pathways Towards Coordinated African Migration Governance: The African Regional Organisations’ Role


On 7/8 April, sef: and its cooperating partners hosted this year’s Potsdam Spring Dialogues. More than 70 African and European migration experts discussed pathways towards coordinated African migration governance. A conference report with the main findings of the discussions and some of the speakers’ presentations are now available online. ... :further info here

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The World Humanitarian Summit – What will the EU bring to the table?


The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will take place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016. It will mark the culmination of a comprehensive consultation process with key stakeholders from all regions of the world. In the run-up to this event, the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), Bonn, together with CIDSE, Brussels, invite to an sef: Policy Lunch on 11 May 2016 in Brussels. In a roundtable debate, we will take stock of the process leading up to the WHS and discuss what to expect from the Summit. A particular focus will be placed on the EU's position and its potential role during the Summit. ... :further info here