Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Development
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Alice Bisiaux, IISD

Attended by Ministers from 35 countries, the Petersberg Climate Dialogue took place from 22-23 May 2017, in Berlin, Germany. Participants discussed measures needed for the complete, effective and swift implementation of the Paris Agreement in the face of new challenges in a multilateral world. Along with adaptation to climate change, the talks focused on national long-term strategies and development paths towards a greenhouse gas (GHG)-neutral global economy.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Development
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
Pier Carlo Sandai, UNEP

Ahead of this week's G7 summit in Sicily, our editorial team spoke with Pier Carlo Sandei, UNEP’s Advisor to the Italian G7 Presidency, about the ongoing preparations and the role of environmental topics within the G7.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
Alex Kirby

More than 1,200 climate laws have been introduced since 1997, with a sharp rise in the number of countries legislating since the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Climate Diplomacy
Oceania & Pacific
Frank Bainimarma

The Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama, as incoming President of the UN Climate Change Conference in autumn in Bonn (COP23, 6-17 November), addressed delegates on the final day of the May UN Climate Change Conference in the former German capital. In his address, he set out his vision for Fiji's Presidency of COP23. During his speech, the new Presidency COP23 website was launched, and a powerful video showing the impacts of climate change on Fiji was screened (see below). These are his remarks as prepared for delivery.

Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
Christian Mihatsch and Susanne Schwarz, chinadialogue

While diplomats in Bonn work on the operating manual for the Paris Agreement, Washington ponders withdrawing from climate action.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Energy
Europe
Megan Darby, Climate Home

Emmanuel Macron promised to promote international cooperation on climate change in his victory speech on Sunday, after being elected president of France.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Issues
Stella Schaller and Janani Vivekananda, adelphi

At the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development from 3 - 4 May, adelphi, in partnership with SIPRI and SEI, convened two sessions on climate change and fragility risks in the Lake Chad region, to discuss the different approaches and next steps for building resilience.

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adelphi will hold four roundtables in major European cities to better understand the future landscape of climate diplomacy in a time where populists agitate against the globalized world – be it migration, the free flow of goods, of information, or institutions of international cooperation.

Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
Technology & Innovation
Europe
Asia
Dhanasree Jayaram

The Kigali amendment - seeking to reduce climate-damaging HFCs - is considered a diplomatic victory. In fulfilling its pledge, India’s cooling sector has a crucial role to play. The Indian government hence seeks to cooperate with the EU to learn from their experiences, in order to advance the country’s green cooling efforts.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
Karl Mathiesen

The world’s 49 most climate vulnerable countries have called on the G20 to finally set a date – preferably 2020 – for a phase out of fossil fuel subsidies, in a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting in Washington.

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