Climate change demands a prominent role in foreign policy. In light of the slow pace of progress in international climate negotiations, a stronger role for foreign policy in international climate policy has been called for– namely through climate diplomacy.

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ECC Newsletter Edition 01/2020 – 02.03.2020

In spite of it being a major challenge, the German Foreign Office sees in climate change a catalyst for foreign policy. Evidence shows that climate adaptation interventions can contribute to peacebuilding & vice-versa. At a conference to launch the Green Central Asia Initiative, German & Central Asian foreign ministers discuss climate and security and sign a Joint Declaration. Greenpeace's Jennifer Morgan states: it's time to frame climate change as the emergency it is.