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Re-Thinking Climate Interventions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: Insights From Nepal

While much of the debate around climate financing focuses on “how much,” an equally important question is “how?” It is far from easy to strengthen resilience in places where environmental and climate-related risks also interact with pre-existing social, economic, and political stresses,...
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ECC Newsletter Edition 1/2015

We have published the first edition of the Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation Newsletter in 2015. Read how foreign policy makers can use opportunities for green job creation to promote ambitious climate action, about linkages between climate change and fragility in Africa, or how climate change exacerbates conflicts between mining and herding in Mongolia.
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Global Climate Governance in 2014 in Retrospect

From Each According to His Capability... As the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC closed in mid-December 2014 in Lima, Peru, some returned to their homes feeling cautiously optimistic regarding the potential for a strong, ambitious outcome at the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015. Despite slow progress, the Lima conference was conducted in an overall positive spirit,...
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Quote of the Month

"The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we don’t act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration and conflict and hunger around the globe.” - Barack Obama, U.S. President, State of the Union Address, Washington D.C., 20 January 2015.
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Articles

Regional Case Studies: Africa

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2008:

  • Magrath, John 2008: Africa – Up in smoke 2. London: new economics foundation (nef)/International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

 

2007:

  • Hendrix, C. S./Glaser, S. M. 2007: Trends and triggers: Climate, climate change and civil conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Political Geography 26, S. 695-715.
  • Meier, P./Bond, D./Bond, J. 2007: Environmental influences on pastoral conflict in the Horn of Africa. In: Political Geography 26, pp. 716-735.

 

2006:

  • Nyong, A./Fiki, C./McLeman, R. 2006: Drought-related conflicts, anagement and resolution in the West African Sahel: Considerations for Climate change research. Die Erde, 137 (3), pp. 223–240.
  • Eriksen, S. et al. 2006: The urgent need to increase adaptive capacities: evidence from enyan drylands. African Centre for Technology Studies Confl icts and Adaptation policy brief 2.

 

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