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Current carbon pledges won't stop dangerous global warming, says Lord Stern

Commitments already made by world governments to cut carbon emissions aren’t enough to keep global warming below the crucial 2C target – but a strong deal is still possible in Paris, says economist. The commitments made by world governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next 15 years are not sufficient to stave off the worst effects of climate change,...
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Drought, expanding deserts and 'food for jihad' drive Mali's conflict

Life has never been easy in Moussa Majga's corner of northern Mali, a desert region of leafless trees, mud huts and roaming gunmen. For years, violence has plagued Majga's dusty town, the scene of clashes between government forces and Tuareg-led separatists who took advantage of a 2012 coup in Mali's capital Bamako to escalate their uprising...
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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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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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NWO - The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) finances, coordinates and monitors a range of research projects and numerous collaborations in all sciences. NWO has initiated the Program „Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Developing Countries – CoCooN”. The three main activity themes are

(1) Conflicts, land rights and land-use change,
(2) Water resources, conflict and cooperation, and
(3) Resource exploitation, global trade and conflict.

CoCooN is funded by the Directorate General of Development Cooperation (DGIS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

For further information concerning CoCooN, please see http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_78VD3R_Eng.