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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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“Increasingly, displacement is triggered or reinforced by factors such as natural disasters, desertification, population growth, rapid urbanisation, food insecurity, water scarcity, and violence related to organised crime. Climate change often exacerbates these other drivers of displacement.

-   UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres in a speech published by Le Monde Diplomatique on 6 June 2012.



News

» New ECC Newsletter Edition 6/2011 published

» New Call for Papers: "Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration"

» Call for Papers: Environment and Security in Latin America

» New Dialogue Brief on Climate Change and Security in the Andean Region

» New Publication by the U.S. National Intelligence Council on Global Water Scarcity

» Speech by Guido Westerwelle, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on Water Diplomacy in Central Asia; and common Berlin Declaration on Water Diplomacy in Central Asia (in German)

» New IPCC Special Report on Disaster Risks and Climate Change Adaptation

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 Events

» "Ecology and Safety" in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria (8-12 June)

» "Summer School on Cross-Border Cooperation in the Black Sea Region" in Batumi, Georgia (10-14 June)

» "The decline of violence – will it be reversed by environmental conflict?" in Osnabrück (19 June)

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Conference Reports

» A Policy Action Plan to Minimize Land-related Conflict Risks in Africa

» Conflict-sensitive Climate Adaptation – Considerations for COP17

» Climate Diplomacy in Perspective – From Early Warning to Early Action

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