Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues

It was supposed to be a week - but it became two! The Climate Diplomacy Week 2017 was programmed for 19-25 June, however, one week proved insufficient to fit the wide range of events by embassies around the world.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
North America
Aubrey Paris

One of the most pressing—and distressing—climate change impacts faced by the world is storm surge, a storm-induced increase in water level exceeding normal, tidal levels. Storm surge is becoming more of a threat to coastal communities due to rising sea levels, since higher sea levels mean higher “normal, tidal levels” before surge even occurs. Affected communities face risks to their homes, infrastructure, and livelihoods, but what can we do about the problem, aside from abandoning coastal communities altogether?

VIDEO: What International Institutions do about Climate Risks
In this video, representatives from UNEP, EEAS, Red Cross and G7/G20 share insights about how their institution perceives and acts upon climate and security challenges.
What quantitative analyses tell us about climate change and conflict
A growing number of studies are being published that analyse the statistical relationship between climate change and violent conflict, but the implications for policy makers often remain unclear.
Climate Diplomacy
Land & Food
Global Issues
Margherita Bianchi and Daniele Fattibene

Food is an undeniable human right that for many years has been interpreted either as a pure gastronomic topic or in terms of humanitarian assistance. These visions have totally disregarded the complex dynamics that are linked to its production and distribution.

Adaptation & Resilience
Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
Tyler Felgenhauer

No adaptation approach lasts forever in the face of increasing stresses posed by a changing climate. Think of each such effort's having a 'use-by' date. How then to help strengthen future resilience?

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
Asia
Dhanasree Jayaram, Manipal University

In an unprecedented move, the G-20 minus 1 decided to include three separate paragraphs on climate change in the final communiqué – one spelling out a general pledge to tackle climate change, a boxed one on the US’ (rather the Trump administration’s) rejection of the Paris Agreement, and one on the rest of the leaders’ reaffirmation of their unconditional support to the Paris agreement. This was reportedly after the US’ demand of inclusion of fossil fuels in the communiqué was rejected by others.

Conflict Transformation
Security
Sustainable Transformation
Water
Global Issues
adelphi

On 29 August 2017, adelphi and its partners are organising a side event on "Water Resources (In-)Security and Conflict – Exploring Inter-Linkages" at the World Water Week 2017. The panel will identify entry points for breaking the vicious cycle of water insecurity, fragility and conflict and turning it into a virtuous one.

Civil Society
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
North America
Georgi Gotev, EURACTIV

The Commission’s Energy Union chief on Tuesday (27 June) urged all cities to join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, an initiative which has gained more weight since Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate
Terrorist groups such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram have been dominating the headlines since 2013. Both groups have...
VIDEO: Out of the Ashes comes the Phoenix
Amina Mohammed is UN Deputy Secretary-General and former Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She talks about how the new concept of sustainable development as part of...
Climate Change
Energy
Gender
Europe
Megan Darby

The Nordic country becomes the first to significantly upgrade its ambition in light of the international climate deal adopted in Paris in 2015. It was previously targeting carbon neutrality by 2050.Coming two weeks after US president Donald Trump announced his intention to pull out of the Paris Agreement, the act underlines a growing transatlantic rift when it comes to climate change.

Dennis Tänzler, adelphi

The speech US President Donald Trump made in the White House Rose Garden on 1 June sparked intense debate around the world.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Energy
Sustainable Transformation
Asia
Dhanasree Jayaram, Manipal University

While current anti-climate developments in the US administration caused anxiety among climate advocates, its immediate effects might be more positive than initially expected. Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has awaken a sense of urgency within the international community for dealing with climate issues, as well as filling the power vacuum that this withdrawal creates in collective climate leadership.

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