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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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Quote of the Month

“In today’s world, we see how the lack of access to water can fuel conflict and even threaten peace and stability. That is why in the coming year I would like to see more attention on what I call hydro-diplomacy.” - Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an article for the international science journal ‘Nature’, 1 January 2015.
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Articles

Early Warning & Risk Analysis Publications

Quick Access

Beddington, J. 2009: Food, Energy, Water and the Climate: A Perfect Storm of Global Events? London: Government Office for Science.

Fischhendler, I. 2008: Institutional conditions for IWRM: The Israeli case. Ground Water, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp.91–102.

The German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) has compiled a useful glossary of terms and approaches related to crisis prevention.

Books and Studies

Birkmann, Jörn et al. 2011: World Risk Report 2011. Berlin und Bonn: Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft (Alliance Development Works) and United Nations University.

Black, Richard et al. 2011: Foresight: Migration and Global Environmental Change. Final Project Report. London: The Government Office for Science.

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

Nelson, G. et al. 2010: Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050. Scenarios, Results, Policy Options. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI.

International Crisis Group 2009: Haiti: Saving the Environment, Preventing Instability and Conflict. Latin America and Caribbean Policy Briefing No. 20. Brüssel.

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Regional Case Studies

Middle East and North Africa

Africa

Latin America and Carribean

Asia and Pacific

Central Asia and South Caucasus

Arctic

Links

Institute for Environmental Security: Environmental Security for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA). Results of three Prototype Environmental Security Assessments.

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

UNESCO: Project to Strengthen Flood Forecasting and Management Capacity in Pakistan.

FAO: Information Products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management.

 

Beddington, J. 2009: Food, Energy, Water and the Climate: A Perfect Storm of Global Events? London: Government Office for Science.