This ECC newsletter edition reminds climate diplomats to bring more than flowers in their hair to the Global Climate Action Summit. Learn why it is time for foreign policy to embrace the SDGs. As the UN Security Council incorporates climate security in its agenda, questions about the body’s capacities and responsibilities emerge. Our latest videos explore Iran’s climate-related security threats and the international community’s opportunities for action on climate migration.
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 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.
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 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.
In the Newsletter Edition 3/2014, read about the increasing role of adaptation in climate diplomacy efforts, climate change and rural-urban migration in Ethiopia, and the battle over oil exploitation in the Ecuador'sYasuní rainforest. 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.
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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