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In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends. Now, after decades of government-abetted abuse of these regions, a new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success. Here is a good news story from Africa...
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Re-Thinking Climate Interventions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: Insights From Nepal

While much of the debate around climate financing focuses on “how much,” an equally important question is “how?” It is far from easy to strengthen resilience in places where environmental and climate-related risks also interact with pre-existing social, economic, and political stresses,...
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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

"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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“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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