In this report, Luca Bergamaschi, Nick Mabey, Jonathan Gaventa and Camilla Born from E3G explore practical actions that EU foreign policy institutions could undertake to manage climate risk and an orderly global transition. Read on for a summary of the report here.
This paper by Sebastian Oberthür (IES – Institute for European Studies) discusses the EU’s position in climate geopolitics after COP21. It therefore highlights the importance of fora beyond the UNFCCC, arguing that the EU’s position in climate geopolitics will in large part depend its internal climate and energy policy framework for 2030 and beyond.
Given the transversal, and universal, nature of the climate challenge, what priorities should shape foreign policy action on climate issues in the decade ahead? What should be the focus of European climate diplomacy? The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the l'Institute du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) and adelphi organized a meeting of senior experts and practitioners to review and build on the outcomes of COP21. The discussions revealed important ideas for using European foreign policy tools to address climate mitigation, adaptation, and finance, for responding to climate-related security and migration risks, and for improving EU climate diplomacy.
On 12 May 2016, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) through its Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) launched its annual publication “The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID)”, identifying climate change and related natural hazards, such as droughts, sea-level rise and desertification as increasingly important factors causing internal displacement.
This publication sheds light on the multitude of international cooperative initiatives (ICIs) which are underway outside the formal UN climate negotiating process.
This Briefing Paper by Sharon Turner, Quentin Genard, Josh Robers and Imke Luebbeke reacts to the various visions of European energy and climate policies after 2020 that were presented by the European Commission and EU Member States until mid-2015.
This report by Australia’s Centre For Policy Development (CPD) outlines vital actions Australia’s defence establishment can take now to manage climate security risks prudently.
Underfunded, Underprepared, Underwater? Cities at Risk. Authors: Mabey, Nick, Rosalind Cook, Sabrina Schulz and Julian Schwartzkopf. London.
Climate Security and Justice for Small Island Developing States. An Agenda for Action. Policy Brief 9.
Climate Change Fuelling Resource-Based Conflicts in the Asia-Pacific - Asia-Pacific Human Development Report Background Papers Series 2012/12. United Nations Development Programme
The Climate and Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Security. Alexandria, London: CNA/RUSI.
Climate Diplomacy. New Approaches for Foreign Policy. Authors: Paola Adriázola, Alexander Carius, Lena Ruthner, Dennis Tänzler, Joe Thwaites, Stephan Wolters. Berlin: adelphi. Supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.