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Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: Building Capacity to Support Increased Finance Flows

On Friday December 12, 2014, delegates to the UNFCCC COP 20 discussed capacity building for climate finance at the event, 'Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: building capacity to support increased finance flows,'. At this side event, Dennis Tänzler presented the new Climate Finance Readiness Training toolkit “CliFiT”...
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Vulnerable nations urged to craft climate migration policy

Countries vulnerable to extreme weather and rising seas should follow the example of small Pacific island states like Kiribati, and work out how to relocate threatened communities if there is no alternative, experts said at U.N. climate talks in Lima. "We now know that climate change is a driver of migration, and is expected to increase the displacement of populations,"...
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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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Quote of the Month

“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and represents an urgent and unalterable threat to human societies.” - Ram Prasad Lamsal, Chair of the LDC Group at UN climate change negotiations, Statement at the Opening Plenary of the Twentieth Session of the Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20), Lima, Peru, 1 December 2014.
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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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