Cities need to be recognized, increasingly more so for their role in implementing necessary and timely action to address the impacts of climate change where it matters – at the local level. With majority of the global population living in urban environments, cities are major sources of carbon emissions as well as highly vulnerable to climate impacts. The involvement and participation of cities and urban localities are therefore important and required in terms of both climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.
Beginning in late 2012, a rehabilitated coalition of ex-rebel militia fighters, known as Séléka, reignited conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) over what it believed was the central government’s failure to abide by the 2007 and 2011 peace agreements.
While much of the debate around climate financing focuses on “how much,” an equally important question is “how?”
On the African continent, climate change poses significant risks, i.a. for food and water security. Concurrently, certain regions suffer from high fragility and weak governance. It is thus essential to better understand the linkages between climate change and fragility in Africa. To discuss the topic, adelphi and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) organised a side event during the fourth annual conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa under the theme: Africa Can Feed Africa Now:Translating Climate Knowledge into Action held in Marrakech, Morocco on 8-10 October.
14-18 March 2015,
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will bring together several thousand participants to assess the progress on the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) that emerged from the previous world conference in 2005. To adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction and to agree on implementation arrangements are core goals of this global meeting. The UNISDR is gathering success cases to demonstrate the achievements of the HFA. Please see the conference website.
As the United States assumes the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, it is more important than ever that we have a coordinated national effort that takes advantage of our combined expertise and efforts in the Arctic region to promote our shared values and priorities.
In Enough Project Policy Analyst Holly Dranginis’ latest report, Grand Theft Global: Prosecuting the War Crime of Natural Resource Pillage in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dranginis provides an inside look at why the widespread theft of minerals in Congo has gone on unpunished, and how policy
Natural Resources and Conflicts: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners. Nairobi. New York.
Pro-poor Resource Governance under Changing Climates. Addressing vulnerabilities in rural Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ecuador and India. IASS Study. Potsdam.
A New Climate for Peace – Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks. Executive Summary. Berlin/London/Washington/Paris: adelphi, International Alert, The Wilson Center, EUISS. Authors: Rüttinger, Lukas; Gerald Stang, Dan Smith, Dennis Tänzler, Janani Vivekananda, Alexander Carius, Oli Brown, Geoff Dabelko, Roger-Mark De Souza, Shreya Mitra, Katharina Nett, Meaghan Parker and Benjamin Pohl.
The Indian Ocean tsunami, triggered by a massive earthquake just off the coast of the province of Aceh on tip the Indonesian island of Sumatra, released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs and devastated coastal towns and communities.
Eroding beaches and the seawater that laps onto the Embarcadero waterfront during high tide—not to mention severe storm flooding—were sending a clear message to a city surrounded by water on three sides.
Climate change and conflict – what’s the relationship?
Many of the world’s biggest economic success stories have happened in places with few or no natural resources.