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 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.
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.
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.
The ECC Newsletter 3/2014 features, among other, an article by Tony de Brum, Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands, about how his country approaches climate diplomacy on the way towards ambitious climate action. It also takes a closer look at local governance and climate resilience with perspectives from Latin America and from Southeast Asia. Regarding internal and cross-border displacement, the newsletter reviews current progress of the Nansen Initiative’s recent consultation in Manila. Download the PDF version of the newletter 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.
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.
Read about renewed efforts in European climate diplomacy towards 2015 and beyond, the role of climate change and natural resource scarcity in the Arab Spring, and the need for China to develop a sustainable energy approach in the Mekong region. Download the PDF Version of the newsletter here.
In the Newsletter Edition 1/2013, read about debates on the security implications of climate change in the UN Security Council, about climate-induced migration in Mexico, and about ways to utilize transboundary conservation as a means to advance peacebuilding and environmental goals. Download the PDF-version of the newsletter here.