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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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In Kerry’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, Climate and Conflict Are Focus

It’s a bit late, but the second-ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) is finally here. And it’s a good thing – it’d be a shame if this effort to present a coherent strategic narrative of U.S. diplomacy and development,...
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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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Articles

Early Warning & Risk Analysis Publications

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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.