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Africa’s Great Green Wall is officially 4% – and unofficially 18% – complete

16 September, 2020
Natasha Vizcarra, Global Landscapes Forum

Now in its second decade, the ambitious African Union–led restoration initiative known as the Great Green Wall has brought close to 18 million hectares of land under restoration since 2007, according to a status report unveiled by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at a virtual meeting on Monday, 7 September.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Forests

Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
2

Deforestation in Brazil: It’s not just the Amazon

19 August, 2020
Adriana E. Abdenur, Igarapé Institute

The Cerrado, a tropical savannah region located in Central Brazil, is nearly half as large as the Amazon and a deforestation hotspot. Yet little attention is paid to this important biome. That has to change.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Forests

Region
South America
3

Don’t let the blue skies fool you: in Brazil, the pandemic is bad news for climate and environment

05 May, 2020
Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Igarapé Institute

Stories of clear skies and wildlife conquering urban areas might provide much needed comfort during these uncertain times as the health crisis unfolds. But in Brazil, where climate and environmental issues already lack attention and resources, the pandemic underscores the next crisis.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Early Warning & Risk Analysis

Region
South America
4

Climate Change and Environmental Hazards Feature in 2020 Global Risk Report

21 January, 2020
Lauren Anderson, IISD

For the first time in the survey’s 10-year outlook, the top five global risks in terms of likelihood are all environmental. They are: extreme weather events, failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, major natural disasters, major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, and human-made environmental damage and disasters.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis

Region
Global Issues
5

Beware the Dark Side of Environmental Peacebuilding

08 January, 2020
Tobias Ide (University of Melbourne)

India, Ganges, river, boat, fishermen

Environmental peacebuilding is a good idea. As a practice, it aims to address simultaneously environmental problems and challenges related to violent conflict. Examples include the promotion of environmental cooperation between rival states, conflict-sensitive adaptation to climate change, and restoring access to land and water in post-conflict societies. However, environmental peacebuilding can negatively affect development, chip away at environmental protection, and erode peace. In new study, Tobias Ide highlights six different aspects of the dark side of environmental peacebuilding.

BlogA New Climate for Peace
Topic
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Security

Region
Global Issues

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Ethiopia’s climate fragility and security linkage too serious to ignore

25 November, 2019
Milen Yishak, Independent Consultant on Environmental Diplomacy

Until recently, impressive economic growth, stable leadership and its attractiveness as a foreign investment hub put Ethiopia in a positive spotlight. However, the country still ranks low in human development and is highly dependent on rainfed agriculture, making it particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Combined with existing tensions and inequalities, climate vulnerability can exacerbate security risks. To mitigate these linkages, Ethiopia’s leadership should support implementation of conflict-sensitive climate change adaptation policies and include climate security in its conflict mitigation strategy.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Land & Food

Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
7

A Toolkit for Addressing Climate Fragility Risks

13 November, 2019
adelphi

Climate change is increasingly challenging global security and undermining peacebuilding efforts. UN Environment and the European Union have joined forces to address these challenges. With the support of adelphi, they have developed a toolkit on ‘Addressing climate-fragility risks’. This toolkit facilitates the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and projects that seek to build resilience by linking climate change adaptation, peacebuilding, and sustainable livelihoods, focusing on the pilot countries Sudan and Nepal.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis

Region
Global Issues
8

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