Fire and (no) Ice: Climate Security Landscapes in Fall 2020
We are entering the last days of the BCSC 2020, with insightful discussions on a number of climate security challenges still to come, as well as the launch of our “21st Century Diplomacy: Foreign Policy Is Climate Policy” essay series. Building on the high-level political Part I of BCSC 2020 back in July, this second part aims to bring together the field’s various actors in the realm of climate, development and security policy in one digital space to meet the strategic goals of sharing good practice on what works on the ground and help inform policy processes. Two current catastrophes with a strong climate change impact are illustrating a different kind of climate security...
Why the Nile Constitutes a New Kind of Water Dispute – and Why That’s Dangerous
The longstanding dispute over water among Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia escalated when Ethiopia began construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011, in the absence of any agreement with Egypt. The dispute offers an insight into how dangerous future water disputes may become, particularly in a changing climate.
Gender, Climate and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: From Diagnostics to Solutions
Women in the Latin America and Caribbean region suffer disproportionately from climate impacts, but they also play an essential role in addressing climate change. With the right policy responses, it is possible to reduce security risks and empower women to better address the challenges they face.
The Geopolitics of Decarbonisation – A Report to Guide EU Foreign Policy
With the European Green Deal, the European Commission under President Ursula von der Leyen has committed to accelerating decarbonisation in Europe as a major priority. The report "The Geopolitics of Decarbonization: Reshaping European Foreign Relations" shows how the EU’s external relations need to evolve to adequately reflect the political, economic and social outcomes of this process.
Climate Action and Climate Diplomacy: The Search for Consensus in a Time of Crisis - Letter from Washington
The pandemic and racial justice protests call for justice and crisis preparedness – an opportunity also to act on climate change. Taking advantage of this momentum requires a climate strategy that ensures everyone has a voice and a stake. Here, Paul Joffe builds on a previous letter about how to begin that effort in this time of crisis.
Community-driven Climate Action Can Achieve Climate Security in South Asia
With global climate action stagnating, sustained community-driven initiatives can fill the gap and also help mitigate climate-related security risks in South Asia. Our author Dhanasree Jayaram names a few good local examples, and also explains what happens when communities aren't included.
Launch of 21st Century Diplomacy: Foreign Policy is Climate Policy
21st century diplomacy will have to raise climate ambition, shape the needed transformative change and promote new modes of multilateral collaboration. To chart a new course forward, the Wilson Center and adelphi invited foreign policy leaders, analysts and experts to elucidate the connections between climate change and broader foreign policy objectives.
EU Green Week 2020 will address the themes nature and biodiversity. It will examine how EU policies such as the European Green Deal can help protect and restore nature, and will seek to provide input to COP 15 to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Interview with the New Climate & Energy Director at the German Foreign Office
Back in 2011, Germany set out a landmark presidential statement to the UNSC on climate and security. Ambassador Hinrich Thölken, who was at the helm of this process back then, took over as the Director for Energy, Climate Diplomacy and Digital Transformation in the German Foreign Office. This came up ahead of the UNSC open debate on climate security on 24 July 2020. We spoke to Ambassador Thölken about it.
adelphi Senior Advisor Vivekananda Looks into the UNSC Open Debate on Climate Security
The UN Security Council held an open debate on climate and security on 24 July 2020. The debate has raised crucial points around action on climate-related security impacts in the body. Janani Vivekananda, Senior Advisor at adelphi, offers a short analysis on some of the debate’s key points.
This manual is a compilation of introductory texts and the most relevant reports in the field of climate change and security. It covers how climate change converges with other global pressures to exacerbate global security challenges and intensify instability in fragile societies. Furthermore, it gives an insight into the synergies between climate change adaptation and peacebuilding.
Migration, Environment and Climate Change
With the advance of climate change and environmental changes threatening livelihoods, their impacts on migration and displacement are receiving increasing attention. The issue is complex and multi-dimensional, with environmental changes affecting human mobility in diverse ways. This series thus evaluates the evidence base for policymaking, and provides entry points for responses in the field of climate change adaptation.
21st Century Diplomacy: Foreign Policy is Climate Policy
As some of the world’s top diplomats gather virtually for the UN General Assembly, adelphi and the Wilson Center are launching a new project to help foreign policy actors prepare for a new global context amid a changing climate: 21st Century Diplomacy: Foreign Policy is Climate Policy is a series on some of the major climate and foreign policy issues facing the world today.
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The Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG) was formed in early 2006. Given the wide variety of expertise available at Manipal University, this initiative seeks to establish synergies between fundamental research in the natural (physical) sciences and engineering. MARG has also launched the Science, Technology and Security Forum (STSf) website, which is intended to provide a platform to the larger strategic, academic, diplomatic and scientific community to participate in debates on matters impacting international security with a particular focus on Asia and, in particular, India.
The Igarapé Institute is an independent think and do tank devoted to evidence-based policy and action on complex security, justice and development challenges in Brazil, Latin America, and Africa. The Institute’s goal is to stimulate debate, foster connections and trigger action. The Institute has its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, with personnel spread across Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Established in 2011, it is supported by bilateral agencies, foundations, international organizations and private donors from around the world.