Newsletter July 2018

European Union

Circumventing Red Lines: The Paradigmatic Shift in Israel’s Policy on Jerusalem


Israeli and Palestinians share a complex urban reality in Jerusalem. Appropriate and fair policies for both communities could help enhance the living environment in the city and the personal security of all its residents in order to reduce factors that exacerbate tension in the city such as the unilateral alteration of boundaries.

By Betty Herschman, Yudith Oppenheimer

At Assad’s Mercy


While Berlin is contemplating secure borders, the Syrian regime has embarked on its next campaign to exacerbate the suffering of refugees. Bashar al-Assad considers them little more than a weapon.

By Dr. Bente Scheller This article was first published in German in Die Zeit online on July 3, 2018


From Paris to Sustainable Development

The simultaneous implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement provides a unique opportunity to advance policy coherence at all levels. By considering human rights and a gender-responsive approach in planning, designing and implementing climate action, policymakers can avoid harmful unintended consequences while maximising the social benefits of their programmes and projects. 

Energy Atlas 2018: Facts and Figures about Renewables in Europe


The Energy Atlas provides a compass on the differing energy discussions in Europe and also reveals how a Europeanization of the energy transition is the more efficient and cost-effective option for all Europeans.


Zimbabwe's 2018 Elections: The Changing Footprints of Traditional Leaders


The 2018 Zimbabwe elections are characterised by continuities and discontinuities. While many chiefs continue to support Zanu-PF, a growing number has stood their ground and refused to partake in the repression of their people.

9th Conference on Feminicide / Femicide : WE WANT US ALIVE!

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The 9th Conference "Feminicide/Femicide WE WANT US ALIVE" took place on 18 September 2017 in San Salvador to take further steps regarding the eradication of violence against women in bi-regional relations EU-CELAC.

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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a global network of more than 32 offices worldwide. In this section we present one of our offices and its work once a month.

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Nigeria is based in Abuja since 2014. The Nigerian office supports initiatives that are environmentally and politically green in the search for low-carbon, gender sensitive and equitable growth models. It aims to provide platforms for innovative, fresh and inspiring dialogues that can make a difference focusing on Nigeria's energy future, decentralised renewables and the concept of inclusive megacities at a time where climate change, rising inequality and insecurity challenge pre-conceived notions of what development means to people. 

Get to know more about public spaces and democracy in African city making and the megacity Lagos focusing on the discrepancy between great future visions and the provision of basic services and infrastructure.

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