Climate Change
Energy
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Global Issues
Kerstine Appunn, Sven Egenter, Julian Wettengel (Clean Energy Wire)

Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas highlighted the security aspect of transforming national energy systems to renewable sources. “An energy transition is not a sufficient solution for but a necessary condition for a stable and peaceful world,” he said.

Civil Society
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Climate Diplomacy
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Europe
Global Issues
Stephan Wolters, adelphi

EU climate diplomacy is picking up momentum in 2018, focussing on the security implications of climate change. A number of pertinent steps serve to address the climate-security nexus as well as make advocacy efforts more systematic. The flurry of activities includes Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions, the preparation of a parliamentary report on climate diplomacy, and a high-level debate at the initiative of foreign affairs chief Mogherini.

VIDEO: The Hague Declaration on Planetary Security - Interview with Alexander Carius
The Hague Declaration leads the way to a scaling-up of climate change as a priority in regional and global security agendas. adelphi's Alexander Carius highlights main features of the Declaration and stresses the importance of concrete commitments.
Regional initiatives can be a milestone for addressing planetary security
The destruction caused by Cyclone Ockhi in South Asia portends what a ‘climate-changed’ world has in store for humankind. Dhanasree Jayaram argues that planetary security in this context can be best ensured at the regional level.
Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Co-Benefits
Water
Asia

In an interview for the Water, Energy & Food Security Nexus Platform, adelphi's Benjamin Pohl gives insights into a recent study on water cooperation in Central Asia and explains how transnational water management can strengthen economic and political ties in the region.

South America
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North America
Annemarie Botzki, Climate Home

Argentina, host of this year’s G20 summit, has dropped carbon pricing from the agenda. But denied this was an attempt to accommodate Donald Trump’s US.

Climate Change
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Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Private Sector
Technology & Innovation
Global Issues
Sara Stefanini, Climate Home

EU and island leaders are calling for more ambition at the International Maritime Organization, while major emerging economies resist a tough cap on emissions. Negotiations over a long-term climate strategy for the global shipping industry are growing fractious as countries battle over the level of ambition.

Dhanasree Jayaram, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

The International Solar Alliance being India’s brainchild as well as the first UN-sponsored and treaty-based international alliance to be headquartered in India, presents an opportunity for the country to redefine the global climate order. Dhanasree Jayaram argues that it will help India in leveraging its stature as a responsible global player to expand its sphere of influence. 

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On 22 March 2018 on the occasion of the World Water Day, the EU called on all States to fulfil their obligations regarding access to safe drinking water without discrimination. High Representative Frederica Mogherini reaffirmed that water was not only a "driver of social and economic development but also of peace and security". She stressed that the availability of water was one of the key factors that can lead to conflicts and mass displacements and that climate change was taking a toll on the drier areas of the planet.

How to engage people beyond the ‘green bubble’
To avoid dangerous climate change, we need engagement from across the political spectrum. Our editorial team has asked Adam Corner, expert on climate communications, how to reach out to traditionally disengaged audiences.
2017 Disaster Lessons: Climate-Sensitive Planning is a Must
Responding to climate change has become more urgent than ever. Lou del Bello argues that part of the response to disaster risks lies in digital communications, which will help build preparedness from the bottom up.
Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Environment & Migration
Land & Food
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Water
Global Issues

Resolving environmental conflicts is important for creating and sustaining peace. But the connections between environmental problems and social or political conflicts are complex. The ECC Factbook investigates climate-security links and offers a detailed, interactive map to explore more than 120 case studies. The editorial team is happy to announce 5 new features that make it even easier to access relevant information.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Environment & Migration
Land & Food
Water
Global Issues
Alex Kirby, Climate News Network

Climate refugees, people fleeing climate change’s impacts by moving to new homes, may number over 140 million by 2050, the World Bank reports.

Climate Diplomacy
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Water
Asia
Dhanasree Jayaram, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Tense relations between India and China and the lack of meaningful cooperation between them over the waters of the Brahmaputra could turn it into a geopolitical flashpoint. India should push for an all-encompassing dialogue on river water sharing that ensures transparency and cooperation at all times, on both sides of the Sino-Indian border and beyond.

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