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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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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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