This ECC newsletter edition addresses three major issues climate diplomats must tackle after Bonn's stalemate. A conference in Brazil looked at international climate security and a changing geopolitical scenario. Speaking of security, monitoring the impacts of climate risk insurance is vital in fragile contexts. Find out about environmental peacebuilding, what is it good for? A short video asks how the US Defense is looking into climate change as a security matter.
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 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.
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.
The Newsletter Issue 2/214 includes articles on the importance of water diplomacy, the consequences of a resource rush in the Arctic, and the prospects of conflict-sensitive climate change adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also highlights initiatives in Uganda, Zambia and Cambodia that turn environmental conflict potential into collaboration. Download the PDF-version of the newsletter here.
Read about the implications of scientific findings for climate diplomacy, which global impacts future progress in U.S. energy efficiency might have, and what can be done to improve transparency in natural resource governance. Download the PDF version of the newsletter.
This ECC Newsletter analyses the role of disastrous climate events for progress on the "loss and damage" agenda at COP19, and presents two views on the climate, water and food security nexus in South Asia. It also discusses the geopolitical implications of the U.S. shale gas boom and possibilities to reduce problematic air pollution in China. Download the PDF version of the newsletter here.
The food crisis in the Sahel, forest conflicts in Indonesia, mining disputes in Colombia: environmental aspects are increasingly recognized as important elements of sustainable peace. Governments have urged international organisations such as the UN to initiate discussions on the potential impacts of climate change on the security and stability of states. Environmental security has become a central issue in foreign and security strategy planning. This is illustrated by the generous support extended by the German Federal Foreign Office for an upgrade of the Environment, Conflict and Cooperation (ECC) platform and its newsletter.
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