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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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