In the second ECC Newsletter 2018, we look into EU climate diplomacy, which steps up its work on climate-security. In the biggest refugee camp in the world, Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis clash as natural resources become scarcer. A short film explains how climate change and migration are interlinked. Meanwhile, researchers screen peer-reviewed articles on climate and conflict and come across a selection bias in literature… Also included: Stranded assets - what happens with coal, oil and gas reserves in a world that rejects fossil fuels?
In this year’s first ECC newsletter, we highlight a great achievement for climate security: The Hague Declaration on Planetary Security. At the Planetary Security Conference, experts gathered to tackle the climate security nexus – watch the ‘Best Of’ video to peek into interviews and highlights of the event. Moving beyond experts and organizations, discover how to widen civil society participation in climate action by improving communication in order to reach disengaged audiences... The US Global Water Strategy and potential benefits from water cooperation in Central Asia are also in focus.
With this special newsletter on COP23, we aim to shed light on some key topics to be aware of, which are not necessarily at the top of the agenda of negotiators but ask for prolonged leadership of climate diplomats, such as: the human rights dimension of climate migration, international climate policy from a US perspective, the links between climate change and conflict and the complicated crisis at the Lake Chad Basin... The newsletter also features an explanatory infographic on the links between the Paris Agreement and the SDGs and other useful resources.
In the ECC Newsletter Edition 04/2017, read about Fiji's priorities as a host to the next UN climate conference; discover climate change from the perspectives of gender and urbanization; explore 10 cases of water conflicts worldwide; and find out how the military can play a role in India's environmental security. The newsletter also features explanatory videos on the ongoing Lake Chad crisis and on global food security in times of climate change.
In the ECC Newsletter Edition 03/2017, read about the future prospects of climate diplomacy after Trump's withdrawal; comprehend the use of quantitative data in linking climate change with conflict; see the policy recommendations for the G20 for advancing regional climate risk insurances; and understand the complexities of conflicts emerging from environmental protection measures in the new ECC Factbook case. The newsletter also features an interview with Hinrich Thölken, Ambassador to FAO, WFP and IFAD.
In the ECC Newsletter Edition 02/2017, read about the links between terrorism, fragility, and climate change; understand how food security can be addressed through 'food diplomacy' and through climate risk insurances; and find the results of a new study investigating the statistical relationship between climate change and violent conflict. The newsletter also features interviews with experts from the FAO, the European Environment Agency, and the UN.
In the ECC Newsletter Edition 01/2017, read about the challenges and ways forward for the G20 under the German presidency in light of climate risks, understand how to bridge the gap between forestry and peacebuilding and find out what UNCCD Executive Secretary, Monique Barbut, has to say about land degradation and migration. The newsletter also features a new video on climate-security strategies with experts from UNEP, EEAS, the Red Cross and the G7/G20.
In the ECC Newsletter Edition 4/2016, read how to address the links between climate security and resilience on the ground, and find out why the Marrakech Vision, launched at COP22, is a strong signal for the G20. We are also pleased to feature articles about the environmental crisis in the Middle East and the links between climate, conflict and migration in Haiti. Other highlights in this edition of the newsletter include an analysis of land privatization and violence in Kenya, and a new video interview explaining China’s incentives for pursuing climate action. Download the PDF version of the newsletter here.
In the ECC Newsletter Edition 3/2016, read how to strengthen synergies between water and climate policies and why the new EU Global Strategy is important for climate diplomacy. The Newsletter also features articles on links between infrastructure and risk of post-drought violence, the role of disaster management in achieving gender equality as well as other interesting stories in the field of environment, conflict and cooperation. Download the PDF version of the newsletter here.
In the ECC Newsletter Edition 2/2016, read about institutional approaches to tackle climate-induced displacement, climate change impacts and mining as well as the important role of diplomacy in disaster risk reduction. We are also happy to feature a speech by the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs on climate and fragility. The newsletter furthermore highlights the ways of cooperation with Russia on climate change and why it is imperative that Europe accelerates the clean energy innovation. Download the PDF version of the newsletter here.
In the ECC Newsletter Edition 1/2016, read why there is need for decisive EU climate diplomacy after COP21, and what an integrated response to climate change, instability and migration should entail. The newsletter also highlights the importance of strengthening women’s voices through participatory approaches in environmental governance and the importance of “Mission Innovation” for international climate policy. Download the PDF version of the newsletter here.
The COP21 special issue of the ECC Newsletter focuses on the peacemaking potential of the climate conference, the importance of communicating the economic benefits of climate action, and the role climate change has played on the foreign policy agenda during 2015. This edition also features an interview with FAO’s Martin Frick on how climate-related impacts on food security can contribute to fragility and instability, possible solutions for the Southeast Asian haze problem, and how El Niño emphasizes the need for more climate resilience. Download the PDF version of the newsletter here.
In the ECC Newsletter 3/2015, read why UN Security Council debates about climate change need to move beyond security warnings, which economic and social benefits green technologies have, and why climate insurance matters for adaptation. Download the PDF version of the newsletter here.
Read why resilience needs to be the new compass for foreign policy, how financial revenues from natural gas exploitation can help Australian farmers cope with climate change, and how city-to-city diplomacy contributes to fostering climate action. Download the PDF here.
The ECC Newsletter 1/2015 highlights, among others, how foreign policy makers can use opportunities for green job creation to promote ambitious climate action. It also analyses linkages between climate change and fragility in Africa and how climate change exacerbates conflicts between mining and herding in Mongolia. Download the PDF version of the newsletter here.