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EU climate policy: time to come down to earth

For many years, the EU pursued the strategy of ‘leading by example’ in international climate negotiations. However, since the Copenhagen climate summit, frictions inside the EU and a paradigm shift have become increasingly evident, write Severin Fischer and Oliver Geden of the influential German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)...
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India, China urge rich nations to cut carbon deeper

Developed countries must lead emissions curbs and make good on finance pledge say emerging economies key to climate pact. Rich countries need to take the lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the leaders of India and China have said in an unusual joint statement. Released at the end of two days of talks between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, it says developing countries...
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Quote of the Month

“Beyond borders, climate change can stoke international conflict over the control of vital and increasingly scarce resources — particularly water.” - Laurent Fabius, France Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Op-Ed in the New York Times, 24 April 2015.
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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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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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