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"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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Climate Change

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Climate change resulting from the emission of greenhouse gases represents one of the vital challenges of international environmental policy ...


News

U.S. Military Forges Ahead with Plans to Combat Climate Change (17 April 2012)

Syria: Climate Change, Drought and Social Unrest (29 February 2012)

Climate, Energy, and the Military - Dialogue TV With Sharon Burke, Neil Morisetti, and Geoff Dabelko (17 February 2012)

Dialogue on Climate Change, Conflict and Effective Response (1 February 2012)

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Recent Publications

Berenter, Jared 2012: "Ground Truthing" Vulnerability and Adaptation in Africa. Austin: Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

Huebert, Rob et al.  2012: Climate Change & International Security: The Arctic as a Bellwether. Calgary: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

 

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Initiatives

International Processes on Climate Change and International Security

Research Group Climate Change and Security (CLISEC)

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