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.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Land & Food
Global Issues
Katharina Nett

El Niño is one of the most important drivers of climate variability worldwide. Reliable early warning is critical for preventing the climate hazard from developing into a full-grown disaster.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Forests
Land & Food
Water
Global Issues
Sophie Yeo

On Friday in New York, countries will adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide global development up to 2030. The SDGs take the form of 17 goals, accompanied by 169 targets that give precise information about what should be achieved.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Oceania & Pacific
Clive Williams

Most people in Australia may not think of climate change as a national security issue but the US has been issuing reports about the national security impact of climate change since 2008.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
Dennis Tänzler, adelphi
Climate change as a Security Council topic is no longer breaking news. On the contrary, it has seemingly become a good tradition to organize a debate once in a while about the ways in which climate change is going to affect peace and stability. This summer saw an Arria Formula meeting at the end of June and an open debate of the Council on small island developing states (SIDS) in July. So the vested interest of the international community is obvious. However, what is the reason for the renewed attention on this topic? Indeed, there may be several.
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Asia
Jeremy Kohlitz, Pierre Mukheibir

As Prime Minister Tony Abbott attends the Pacific Island Forum summit today, attention has again turned to how the low-lying islands will deal with global warming. Pacific leaders have been highly critical of Australia’s post-2020 climate target.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Private Sector
Global Issues
Cynthia Cummis

Investors are, by necessity, experts at taking calculated risks. They scan the horizon of our ever-evolving world for new and sometimes unexpected economic challenges so that they can put their money where it’s most likely to grow. Today, financial institutions are facing one economic challenge that will fundamentally change the way we do business—climate change.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues

400 million people worldwide should be insured against climate-related hazards by 2020, say the G7 leaders. This upscaling effort can build on the experiences of several climate insurance initiatives. These provide insights on how the instrument can best support effective adaptation.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Energy
Global Issues
Oceania & Pacific
Ed King

The president of Kiribati, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries, has written to fellow world leaders asking them to support to global moratorium on new coal mines.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Environment & Migration
Global Issues

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.

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