Climate Change
Global Issues
13 January, 2017

Quote of the month

Photo credits: Stephen Wheeler/ [CC BY 2.0]

On 11 January 2017 the Word Economic Forum released its Global Risk Report 2017. In the corresponding Press Release it states:

“The environment dominates the global risks landscape. Climate change was the number two underlying trend this year. And for the first time, all five environmental risks in the survey were ranked both high-risk and high-likelihood, with extreme weather events emerging as the single most prominent global risk.”

Find the full Press Release here.




Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Land & Food
Middle East & North Africa
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The Syrian crisis and the multi-year drought that preceded it have become emblematic of contemporary discussions about the possible security implications of climate change. Jan Selby and colleagues argue in a recent study that there is insufficient evidence to support a significant link between climate change, drought and violent conflict in Syria. Adrien Detges (adelphi) takes a close look at this study and provides an outlook on the points and critiques raised by it.

Climate Change
Land & Food
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
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Climate Change
Private Sector
Global Issues
Frédéric Simon, EURACTIV

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