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EU climate policy: time to come down to earth

For many years, the EU pursued the strategy of ‘leading by example’ in international climate negotiations. However, since the Copenhagen climate summit, frictions inside the EU and a paradigm shift have become increasingly evident, write Severin Fischer and Oliver Geden of the influential German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)...
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India, China urge rich nations to cut carbon deeper

Developed countries must lead emissions curbs and make good on finance pledge say emerging economies key to climate pact. Rich countries need to take the lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the leaders of India and China have said in an unusual joint statement. Released at the end of two days of talks between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, it says developing countries...
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Quote of the Month

“Beyond borders, climate change can stoke international conflict over the control of vital and increasingly scarce resources — particularly water.” - Laurent Fabius, France Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Op-Ed in the New York Times, 24 April 2015.
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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)

» 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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