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Adaptation to Climate Change
New Structures of International Cooperation –
an Expression of Global Responsibility?



Tuesday, 27 September 2011

10.00 hrs Registration
11.00 hrs Welcome
11.15 hrs Session I
12.00 hrs Plenary discussion
12.45 hrs Lunch
14.00 hrs Session II
A Governance Framework for Adaptation Policy
15.00 hrs Plenary discussion
16.00 hrs Coffee break
16.30 hrs Session III
Adaptation in Practice -
The Developing Countries as Trailblazers?
17.30 hrs Plenary discussion

Lecture and Reception

19.00 hrs Lecture
19.30 hrs Reception
Berlin Representation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

09.00 hrs Session IV
Financing Adaptation:
Mobilising New Resources
10.00 hrs Plenary discussion
11.00 hrs Coffee break
11.30 hrs Session V
Climate and Development in the Year 2050: Well-Adapted?
12.00 hrs Plenary discussion
12.30 hrs Summary and closing remarks

The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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How to defend digital rights?


Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

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