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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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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.