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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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Articles

Land & Food Publications

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Van der Zwan, Joost 2011: Practice Note 7: Conflict-sensitive Land Policy and Land Governance in Africa. London: International Alert.

Bruce, John and Karol Boudreaux 2011: Land Disputes and Land Conflict. Property Rights and Resource Governance Briefing Paper #12. Washington D.C.: USAID.

Nelson, Gerald C. et al. 2010: Food Security and Climate Change. Challenges to 2050 and Beyond. IFRPI Issue Brief 66. December 2010.Washington D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute.

GRAIN 2008: Seized: The 2008 land grab for food and financial security.Barcelona: GRAIN.

Messer, Ellen and Marc L. Cohen 2006: Conflict, Food Insecurity, and Globalization. Food Consumption and Nutrition Division Discussion Paper 206. Washington D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute.

    Roth, Michael and Greg Myers 2011: Land Tenure, Property Rights, and Food Security. Emerging Implications for USG Policies and Programming. Property Rights and Resource Governance Briefing Paper #1. Washington D.C.: USAID.

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    Books & Studies

    Bunte, Thimna and Laureline Monnier 2011: Mediating Land Conflict in Burundi. Durban: The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD).

    Bora, Saswati et al. 2010: Food Security and Conflict. World Development Report 2011 Background Paper. Washington D.C.: World Bank.

    Borras, Saturnino Jr. and Jennifer C. Franco 2010: From Threat to Opportunity? Problems with the Idea of a “Code of Conduct” for Land-Grabbing. Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, vol. 13(2), 507-523.

    Center for Human Rights and Global Justice 2010: Foreign Land Deals and Human Rights. Case Studies on Agricultural and Biofuel Investment. New York: NYU School of Law.

    Cotula, Lorenzo et al. 2009: Land grab or development opportunity? Agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa. London/Rom: IIED/FAO/IFAD.

    Daniel, Shepard and Anuradha Mittal 2009:The Great Land Grab: Rush for the World’s Farmland Threatens Food Security for the Poor. Oakland, CA: Oakland Institute.

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    Documents

    FAO 2011: zero draft of the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources. Rome: FAO.

      High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis 2010: Updated Comprehensive Framework for Action. September 2010.

      UN Secretary-General 2010: Secretary General's message on the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. New York, 17 June 2010.

      Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter 2009: Large-scale Land Acquisitions and Leases: A Set of Minimum Principles and Measures to Address the Human Rights Challenge. Addendum to Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, delivered to the 13th  Session of the Human Rights Council, 28 Dec 2009, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/13/33/add.2.

      FAO 2009: Committee on World Food Security. Thirty-fifth Session. Rome, 14, 15 and 17 October 2009. Agenda Item III. Reform of the Committee on World Food Security. Final Version.

      High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis 2008: UN Declaration of the High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy, on 5 June 2008.

        UN Secretary-General 2007: The right to food. Note by the Secretary-General at UN General Assembly Sixty-second session, Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms,  22 August 2007, U.N. Doc. A /62/289.

        Links

        FAO Special Programme for Food Security:http://www.fao.org/spfs/spfs-home/en/

        IFPRI Food Security Portal: http://www.foodsecurityportal.org/

        The New Geopolitics of Food - Foreign Policy Food Issue: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/04/25/the_new_geopolitics_of_food

        Clean Cookstoves Movement: http://www.cookingshouldntkill.org/

        Interactive map on the global land grab:http://www.inkota.de/nc/themen-kampagnen/welternaehrung-landwirtschaft/land-grabbing/interaktive-weltkarte/

        OXFAM Food Prices Map: http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/food-price-volatility-map