Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Security
Global Issues
North America
Lauren Herzer

In a commanding speech at Old Dominion University this week, Secretary Kerry announced a dramatic step toward integrating climate and security into U.S. foreign policy.

Adaptation & Resilience
Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Land & Food
Global Issues
Francis Ghesquiere, Nicholas Jones

Named by Peruvian fishermen because of its tendency to appear around Christmastime, El Niño is the planet’s most large-scale and recurring mode of climate variability. Every 2-7 years, a slackening of trade winds that push sun-warmed water across the Pacific contributes to a rise in water temperature across large parts of the ocean.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
Alexander Carius, adelphi

How do you avoid that the urgent always takes priority over the important? In the coming decades, we may see climate change destabilizing conflict regions, fueling new conflicts, and undermining progress on development. Climate change is thus increasingly a global threat to security. The Foreign Ministers of France and Germany co-hosted a high-level discussion on September 30 during the United Nations General Assembly on how foreign policy can address these risks.

Gender
Global Issues
Diego Arguedas Ortiz

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.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
adelphi

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.

Capacity Building
Gender
Global Issues
Maria Prebble

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.

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