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Cities in a Crisis: COVID-19 and Climate-Fragility Risks in Urban Environments

25 November, 2020
Susanne Wolfmaier (adelphi)

In his address on this year’s World Cities Day, UN-Secretary General António Guterres recognised that “cities have borne the brunt of the pandemic” and called upon governments to “prepare cities for future disease outbreaks”. Authorities cannot waste this opportunity to build back better by simultaneously addressing the increasing economic hardship for the urban poor and climate change impacts. This will help prevent not only future health risks but also the increased risk of urban violence and insecurity.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Cities

Region
Global Issues
2

Green Cities to build back better for SDGs – A new powerful venture

Green Cities to build back better for SDGs – A new powerful venture
18 September, 2020
Online

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is hosting “Green Cities to build back better for SDGs – A new powerful venture”, to be held on the occasion of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly.

EventsClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Cities

Region
Global Issues
3

Infographics: human mobility in cities

27 May, 2020
ODI

Human mobility plays an important role in the shaping of the world's urban centers. These four infographics, prepared by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), highlight urban human mobility trends, focusing on Africa and Europe.

Quick AccessClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Cities

Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Europe
4

Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development

Virtual 2020 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development: SUSTAINING PEACE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
11 May, 2020 to 22 May, 2020
online

The theme for the 2020 Stockholm Forum is "Sustaining Peace in the Time of COVID-19". With this theme, the Forum recognizes the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented. In an interdependent world, national responses to global challenges cannot be conducted in isolation. From climate change, to food insecurity and pandemics, collective global action must be the solution. This is particularly true in conflict situations and fragile states.

EventsA New Climate for Peace
Topic
Development

Region
Global Issues
5

A Green Sponge in the City – Nature-Based Solutions Benefiting Urban Planning

24 March, 2020
Kongjiang Yu, Urbanet

With cities continuously more threatened by climate change-induced disasters, urban planning’s reflex response is to protect cities against nature. But what if the solution lies in working with nature instead against it? Architect Kongjiang Yu invites readers to imagine what cities could look like if they took into account ancient wisdom on spatial planning.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Cities
Climate Change
Sustainable Transformation
Technology & Innovation

Region
Global Issues
Asia
6

Linking Adaptation and Peacebuilding - Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

22 January, 2020
Beatrice Mosello (adelphi) and Lukas Rüttinger (adelphi)

Evidence from existing programs shows that climate change adaptation interventions can contribute to peacebuilding, and peacebuilding can have significant adaptation benefits.

Quick AccessClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Development
Environment & Migration
Security

Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
South America
Global Issues
7

High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development 2020

High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development 2020
07 July, 2020 to 16 July, 2020
UN Headquarters, New York City

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene the 2020 session of the HLPF from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020. Following the first five-days, the HLPF's three-day ministerial segment takes place jointly with ECOSOC's high-level segment from Tuesday-Thursday, 14-16 July 2020. The ECOSOC high-level segment concludes on 17 July 2020.

EventsA New Climate for Peace
Topic
Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Diplomacy
Development
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
9

Tackling Food Security and Protracted Crisis in Horn of Africa

11 October, 2019
Planetary Security Initiative

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan - part of a new initiative to scale-up resilience-based development work in countries affected by protracted crises.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Adaptation & Resilience
Capacity Building
Conflict Transformation
Development
Finance
Land & Food

Region
Middle East & North Africa
10

Forty years of tree-planting in China: successes and failures

06 September, 2019
Feng Hao, chinadialogue

In the Inner Mongolian county of Horinger, Northwestern China, afforestation efforts have transformed a barren, dusty landscape into a pine forest. Planting trees has diminished the sandstorms, boosted biodiversity and improved the environment generally. As the climate emergency worsens, the potential for planted trees to draw carbon out of the atmosphere is being re-examined. What can the world learn from the Chinese experience with afforestation?

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Forests

Region
Global Issues
Asia
11

SDG Summit 2019

SDG Summit 2019
24 September, 2019 to 25 September, 2019
United Nations Headquarters, New York

In September 2019, Heads of State and Government will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to follow up and comprehensively review progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event is the first UN summit on the SDGs since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015.

EventsA New Climate for Peace
Topic
Development
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
12

When agendas align: The SDG Summit and ‘Sustainable Foreign Policy’

15 July, 2019
Stella Schaller, adelphi

Global progress towards achieving the SDGs is slow, and for many targets, off track. While SDG implementation is primarily a national task and responsibility, it also requires concerted international cooperation. This article presents two arguments why foreign policy could play an important role in their achievement.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Development
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
13

Managing climate and disaster risk in fragile states

09 July, 2019
Martin Ras, UNDP

No country is immune to natural hazards, but for fragile states, the effects are even more severe. Mostly, conflict prevention and humanitarian aid are seen as more pressing priorities to protect livelihoods there. This pushes efforts of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction to the bottom of the priority list and results in compounded pressures.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Adaptation & Resilience
Capacity Building
Conflict Transformation
Development
Security

Region
Global Issues