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Quote of the Month

"The impact of climate change is posing a growing challenge to peace and stability. That is why we need a new culture of international cooperation: affected states need to be involved at an early stage, and state resilience needs to become a leitmotif of foreign policy." - Frank‑Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister, Presentation of the Report “A New Climate for Peace – Taking Action on Climate and Fragility
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Are Oil Prices Latin America’s Newest Threat?

The dramatic fall in oil prices that has taken place since the second semester of 2014 was not exactly unexpected, even if it did take the world by surprise. As of February 5th, Brent crude has dropped from $115 to $56 a barrel, and West Texas Intermediate to $50. Widely ranging from energy policy to the fight against the Islamic State,...
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What’s in a Name? States of Fragility and Adjusting Aid to Conflict Zones

Depending on how closely you pay attention to the OECD, you may have picked up on a subtle but meaningful change in this year’s States of Fragility report. Whereas previous reports were titled Fragile States, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has shifted its framing to focus less on states and more on conditions,...
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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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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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