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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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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)

» more events

 

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

» more conference reports

 

 

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