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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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Global warming raises tensions in Boko Haram region

Climate change makes Lake Chad fertile territory for extremism, experts say after Boko Haram massacre of up to 2,000 people. As more evidence of destruction wrought by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria emerged on Thursday, experts highlighted the role of climate change in fomenting extremism. Satellite images obtained by Amnesty International showed 3,700 buildings had been destroyed...
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Farmers, Drought and Gas Development in Australia

The impact on farmers of drought exacerbated by climate change can be mitigated by aspects of certain forms of resource extraction. However, the Australian experience suggests that such measures involve trade-offs. These trade-offs illustrate how our energy choices are becoming increasingly complex...
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ECC Newsletter Edition 3/2014

We have published the third Edition of the Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation Newsletter in 2014. It features e.g. 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. We also take a closer look at local governance and climate resilience with perspectives from Latin America and from Southeast Asia...
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Country Profile Germany

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Germany

With the establishment of the action plan "Civil Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Peace Consolidation," the German government presented a comprehensive action framework for crisis prevention along with concrete measures for action. Sustainable development and access to natural resources were identified as important factors influencing crises and conflicts.



Initiatives & Policies

Capacity Building

Climate Change

Early Warning & Risk Analysis

Environmental Diplomacy

Water

 

Think Tanks & Institutions

Arbeitsstelle Frieden und Konfliktbearbeitung (AsFK)

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)  

German Advisory Council on Global Change

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Quotes & Speeches

Staatssekretär Gernot Erler 2009: Redebeitrag zur Sektion „Energie, Wasser und Umwelt“ der EU-Zentralasien-Außenministerkonferenz, Brussels, 15 September 2009.

Miliband/Steinmeier 2008: Europe has to face up to the security policy impact of climate change - joint contribution by Frank-Walter Steinmeier and David Miliband at NATO Foreign Ministers meeting, 6 March 2008.

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Publications & Documents

Bundesministerium für Verteidigung 2006: White Paper 2006 on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr.

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) 2006: Transboundary Water Cooperation, BMZ Position Paper.

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