CLIMATE DIPLOMACY ‐ The Initiative

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 7/2018 – 20.12.2018

Paris is effective at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, but the negotiations lack symbolic success. Pakistan’s unprecedented climate impacts show that regional cooperation for managing shared waters is desperately needed. Luckily, a new study finds that water, often a source of instability, can also be a catalyst for peace. A major infrastructure project is underway across Latin America: the Bi-Oceanic Railway. The new V20-report points out climate risks and adaptation needs for the 20 most vulnerable countries.

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