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.
The online course "Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC" aims at enhancing the participants' understanding of the global climate change policy framework. It includes modules on the science, causes and impacts of climate change, climate change mitigation and adaptation, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework, and the follow-up of COP21 and future climate agreements.
As the human dimensions of climate change are expected to be central dimensions of COP22, the conference will address the case of the increasingly numerous people displaced as a result of environmental disruptions, many of them related to climate change. For this, the conference will gather the research, policy and advocacy communities together one last time before COP22.
From 7-18 November 2016, adelphi’s experts on climate diplomacy, climate resilience, local climate action, and more, are in Marrakech for the COP22 discussions and key side-events. Together with the EU, the German Federal Foreign Office, NEPAD and other partners, adelphi convenes several side-events on climate diplomacy (dates and times are yet to be confirmed):