On 4 December 2017, Matthias Duwe presented insights on national climate laws to inform Spanish debate gained from a joint research effort on long-term climate frameworks at a roundtable discussion organized by the renowned thing tank Elcano Royal Institute. He joined Valvanera Ulargui, head of the Spanish Climate Change Office at the national Environment Ministry and Jesús Fidel González Rouco from the Geosciences Institute (IGEO) of the Complutense University of Madrid and a contributor to the IPCC.
In collaboration with IDDRI and the Grantham Institute, the Ecologic Institute has evaluated 13 case studies on overarching climate laws and long-term governance frameworks that have been enacted in different parts of the world. The comparative analysis points to lessons learned and best practice cases from the existing experience with national climate change laws – of particular interest to all other countries considering the establishment of such frameworks. The respective findings, originally presented at the climate summit COP23 in Bonn in November 2017, are available as a summary and full report.
Later that day, Matthias Duwe also gave an on-camera interview to Lara Lázaro, Elcano Royal Institute, on the findings of the report and on the implications of these findings for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.