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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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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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Climate Change Publications

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Berenter, Jared 2012: "Ground Truthing" Vulnerability and Adaptation in Africa. CCAPS Research brief No. 4.

Hendrix, C. and I. Salehyan 2011: The Brewing Storm? Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa. Policy Brief February 2011. Austin, TX: Strauss Center CCAPS.

Yanda, Pius and Salomé Bronkhorst 2011: Climate Change and Conflict: Conflict-Sensitive Climate Change Adaptation in Africa. Policy & Practice Brief Issue No.014. Durban: The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD).

Mabey, N. 2010: Facing the Climate Security Threat: Why the Security Community Needs a "Whole-of-Government" Response to Global Climate Change. Washington, DC: GMF.

Taenzler, D. and A. Carius 2010: Future Landscapes of Conflict or Cooperation? Climate Security Needs Transatlantic Leadership. Washington, DC: GMF.

Maas, A./Tänzler, D. 2009: Regional Security Implications of Climate Change. A Synopsis. Berlin.

 

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Books & Studies

Berenter, Jared 2012: "Ground Truthing" Vulnerability and Adaptation in Africa. Austin: Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

Huebert, Rob et al.  2012: Climate Change & International Security: The Arctic as a Bellwether. Calgary: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

Swain, Ashok et al. 2011: Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflicts in Southern Africa. Uppsala: Uppsala University.

Sweeney, Gareth et al. (eds) 2011: Global Corruption Report: Climate Change. Berlin: Transparency International.

Stark, Jeffrey 2011: Climate Change and Conflict in Pastoralist Regions of Ethiopia: Mounting Challenges, Emerging Responses. CMM Discussion Paper No. 4. Washington, DC: USAID.

Holland, A. 2011: Transatlantic Dialogue on Climate Change and Security: Final Report. London: International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Documents

International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2011: Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Geneva.

Statement of the President of the UN Security Council 2011: The Impact of Climate Change and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security.

UN General Assembly 2009: Resolution Climate change and its possible security implications (A/63/281).

European Commission 2009: EU Strategy for supporting Disaster Risk Reduction in Developing Countries.

High Representative and European Council 2008: Review on the Implementation of the European Security Strategy. Providing Security in a Changing World.

High Representative and European Commission 2008: Climate change and international security. Joint Paper to the European Council. Brussels.

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Links

Blog on climate change and energy security: http://www.thinkprogress.org/romm/issue/

Climate Ark: http://www.climateark.org/

Humanitarian Early Warning Service (HEWS): http://www.hewsweb.org

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction:  www.unisdr.org

IPCC: www.ipcc.ch

National Security Journalism Initiative: Global Warning. A complex climate threat. http://global-warning.org/main/explore-connections/

UN web gateway to climate change: http://www.un.org/climatechange/

 

 

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