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"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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Quote of the Month

“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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