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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

The Geopolitics of Decarbonisation: Reshaping European Foreign Relations

01 July, 2020
Dennis Tänzler, Sebastian Oberthür and Emily Wright

Under the Paris Agreement, governments have committed to radically cutting carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. This decarbonisation process has profound implications for both domestic and foreign policy, and is likely to have important geopolitical consequences. As a global power and leader on climate action, the EU has an important role to play in meeting these challenges.

Quick AccessClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Energy
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
4

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
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
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All Change and No Change: G20 Commitment on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, Ten Years On

09 October, 2019
Laura Merrill and Franziska Funke, IISD

Ten years after committing to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, G20 countries still subsidise coal, oil and gas to the tune of around USD 150 billion annually. Peer review of fossil fuel subsidies help push the G20 forward on this issue, but these reviews need to be followed by action. Subsidy reforms could free up resources that could be channeled back into government programmes and on accelerating a clean energy transition.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Energy
Finance

Region
Global Issues
7

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
8

Fragile Planet - The Politics and Economics of the Low-Carbon Transition

05 August, 2019
Ashim Paun, Lucy Acton, Amit Shrivastava, James Pomeroy and Tarek Soliman (HSBC)

The 2015 Paris Agreement has focused global attention on the need for countries to address climate change risks. But not all countries are equal, in terms of either their ambition or ability to achieve economies which are low-carbon and aligned with greenhouse gas emission trajectories which scientists say are necessary to limit warming to 2ºC. The associated transition in national energy systems and broader economies to a low-carbon world will present risks, but also opportunities.

PublicationClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Energy
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
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Humanitarian Energy Conference 2019

Humanitarian Energy Conference 2019
31 July, 2019 to 01 August, 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Humanitarian Energy Conference (HEC) is a new global event that convenes the broad community of actors and initiatives worldwide working to improve and expand energy access for displaced and crisis-affected people.

EventsA New Climate for Peace
Topic
Adaptation & Resilience
Capacity Building
Conflict Transformation
Energy
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
10

Strengthening International Cooperation for a Global Energy Transition

15 July, 2019
Dr. Rainer Quitzow, Sonja Thielges, Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldthau, Dr. Sebastian Helgenberger and Grace Kageni Mbungu (IASS)

International cooperation in support of a global energy transition is on the rise. Initiatives and fora for multilateral cooperation are complemented by growing bilateral engagement to foster international lesson-drawing and exchange. Despite these promising developments, investment towards achieving SDG7 on clean and affordable energy is insufficient. This IASS Policy Brief discusses how international cooperation can support a global energy transition.

PublicationClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Energy
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
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Peace Science Digest Special Issue - Climate Change, Security and Conflict

05 June, 2019
Peace Science Digest

For researchers looking into global security dynamics, it is becoming increasingly difficult to overlook climate change as a threat multiplier in conflict situations. While climate change may not directly cause conflict, it may be inextricably woven into pre-existing conflicts of power, ethnicity, and economic interest. Understading the role of climate-related impacts on security is therefore crucial for global peace.

PublicationClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Civil Society
Climate Change
Conflict Transformation
Energy
Environment & Migration
Gender
Water

Region
Global Issues