Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
Martin Wall, adelphi

The climate diplomacy podcast gives insights to current topics in international climate diplomacy. Host Martin Wall interviews authors of recent publications or experts on their take of what needs to be done to promote climate foreign policy. In the latest Climate Diplomacy Podcast he interviews Daria Ivleva, one of the editors of adelphi's recently publication on foreign policy and the SDGs.

Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
Stella Schaller, adelphi

The challenges facing the international community are growing while the willingness to cooperate seems to be waning. Foreign policy must help bridge this gap. One way to accomplish this is by pushing forward a major achievement of multilateralism: the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. At a side event during the 2019 High-Level Political Forum, diplomats and policy experts discussed the role of foreign policy in the global sustainability architecture.

Effects of low-carbon energy development on foreign policy, poverty and migration
Limited access to energy is not only a significant barrier to development but can also fuel conflict. Therefore energy is of critical importance for core foreign policy objectives.
Security Council debates how climate disasters threaten international peace and security
On 25 January, the UNSC held a debate to discuss the security implications of climate-related disasters. The meeting underscored the global nature of climate-related disasters, marking a year in which climate security ranks high on the UN’s agenda.
Climate Diplomacy
Development
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
Stella Schaller, adelphi

Global progress towards achieving the SDGs is slow, and for many targets, off track. While SDG implementation is primarily a national task and responsibility, it also requires concerted international cooperation. Two arguments why foreign policy could play an important role in their achievement are presented here.

Adaptation & Resilience
Capacity Building
Conflict Transformation
Development
Security
Global Issues
Martin Ras, UNDP

Natural hazards hit all countries but people living in least developed countries and fragile states, often affected by conflict, feel them most severely. According to the Overseas Development Institute, between 2004 and 2014, 58 percent of all deaths from disasters occurred in the 30 most fragile states.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Global Issues
Oceania & Pacific
adelphi

As the debate over climate-related security risks grows, many Pacific Island States are calling for more action by the international community to better address the links between climate change and global security. In an interview with adelphi, the President of Nauru, Baron Waqa, highlights some of these calls as well as the challenges in getting the climate-security issue on the UN’s agenda.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
Josh Gabbatiss, Carbon Brief

A record breaking European heatwave provided a fitting backdrop to the latest round of UN climate change talks, in which delegates from around the world descended on Bonn for a two-week diplomatic effort.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Europe
Global Issues
Dennis Tänzler, adelphi

Climate and security were the focus of a high-level foreign policy conference held in Berlin in early June. At the core of the conference was the “Berlin Call for Action”, which sets out three concrete action areas for tackling the threats posed by climate change to peace and security, namely risk-informed planning, enhanced capacity for action and improved operational response. But what if the world doesn’t listen?

Panic – what role for it in climate diplomacy?
"I want you to panic!" That was Greta Thunberg's message at the WEF in Davos, but panic may not be the best emotion to advise us as we seek to design and implement solutions to the climate crisis.
Climate Change Can be Seen Everywhere in Slums
Climate change affects people in informal settlements the most. Strategies to address their special needs and improve their climate change resilience cannot be built using the same tools we apply to other parts of our cities, and we cannot be expected to conform to our idea of sustainability.
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Finance
Global Issues
Chloé Farand, Climate Home News

From contentious rules on carbon trading, through efforts to raise ambition to who will host next year’s summit, negotiators have a full agenda this fortnight. Climate talks resume this week in Bonn, Germany, with negotiators working to finalise the last contentious points of the rulebook for the Paris Agreement.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Europe
Sam Morgan, Euractiv

Germany, Greece, Italy and Slovenia have added their names to a growing list of EU countries supporting a carbon neutrality objective for 2050, increasing the chances that a deal will be struck at an EU summit later this week, according to documents seen by EURACTIV.

Energy
South America
Asia
Lili Pike and Fermin Koop, China Dialogue

Costs, emissions and safety are at stake as Argentina and China look set to seal a nuclear power deal. In the midst of economic and political uncertainty, Argentina has doubled down on a major Chinese nuclear power deal. The new nuclear plant in Buenos Aires province will help meet Argentina’s energy needs with the support of Chinese technology and finance.

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