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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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