Negotiators from 193 countries agreed 17 sustainable development goals for 2030 in New York on Sunday.
Transnational crime, illicit exploitation of resources, climate change, natural disasters and other factors that threatened small island developing States must be addressed globally and in the context of international stability, speakers stressed in an all-day open debate in the Security Council.
Integrated transboundary river basin management is necessary to secure urban water supply in the face of increasing environmental pressures. An adelphi event at the Blue Planet Forum 2015 saw a lively exchange on the benefits and challenges of international water cooperation. Lisa Kreutzmann sums up the results.
Cities need to be recognized, increasingly more so for their role in implementing necessary and timely action to address the impacts of climate change where it matters – at the local level. With majority of the global population living in urban environments, cities are major sources of carbon emissions as well as highly vulnerable to climate impacts. The involvement and participation of cities and urban localities are therefore important and required in terms of both climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.
The impact on farmers of drought exacerbated by climate change can be mitigated by aspects of certain forms of resource extraction. However, the Australian experience suggests that such measures involve trade-offs. These trade-offs illustrate how our energy choices are becoming increasingly com
Despite international acknowledgement that women are disproportionately affected by climate change, the Lima climate negotiations have been slow to deliver progress on recognising their importance, while threats of pushback loom on the horizon.
The updated version of the Climate Diplomacy booklet is now available online, published by adelphi. It highlights the approach and efforts of the German Federal Foreign Office in the field of climate policy.
Last month, more than 10,000 negotiators from 189 countries attended the latest UN climate change conference, known as the 19th Conference of the Parties, or COP-19, this year held in Warsaw.
When it comes to climate change vulnerability, it sometimes seems as if all eyes are on Bangladesh.
The filibuster has gone international.