Association GERES

Where we stand

In addition to the founding documents that define our goals as an association, our values and our operational themes, we have been producing "position papers" since 2012. These set out GERES positioning or stance on general topics linked with current events and our development work.

Based on collective reflection that draws on field experience and feedback, ongoing research and trials aimed at developing large-scale solutions, position papers are written whenever GERES sees the need to make its position clear on any given theme.

 

CCD Factsheet | Climate bonds, a new financial eldorado?

LogoCSUD 2014The Climate and Development Committee of Coordination SUD (French NGO platform) has released a new factsheet: "Climate bonds, a new financial eldorado?". This factsheet has been coordinated by GERES. The contributors are: ACF, CARE-France, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Gret, Oxfam, Secours Catholique.

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CCD Factsheet | Combination of early warning system and climate information is key to ensure long-term resilience

LogoCSUD 2014The Climate and Development Committee of Coordination SUD (French NGO platform) has released a new factsheet: "Combination of early warning system and climate information is key to ensure long-term resilience". This factsheet has been coordinated by Care France. The contributors are: ACF, AVSF, CARE-France, Croix-Rouge française and GERES.

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Measuring what matters in the Energy Sustainable Development Goals

The SDG discussions have recognised that access to sustainable energy is crucial for many areas of development as well as for addressing climate change. Billions of people worldwide still do not have the energy services they need to lift them out of poverty and build sustainable development.

Proposed SDG 7 aims to close this energy gap and “ensure access to affordable, sustainable, reliable, and modern energy services for all”, with targets on universal access to energy, increasing the share of renewables in the global energy mix and doubling the annual rate of improvement in energy intensity.

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Climate Solidarity at the summit

climate solidarity banner advocacy pageWhile we in the West are trying to find ways to reduce consumption, more than 1 billion people in developing countries have no access to energy. Communicating vessels may not be a principle that always hold true but perhaps Climate Solidarity is.

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Global Alliance for climate-smart agriculture: a fool’s bargain?

note-c2A-CCD-2014 Since 2009, the FAO has defined Climate-Smart Agriculture as agriculture that “sustainably increases productivity, resilience (adaptation), reduces/removes GHGs (mitigation), and enhances achievement of national food security and development goals”.

It should be noted that the way in which these three pillars relate to one another remains vague.

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