Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Asia
Dhanasree Jayaram

India is all set to host the first ever SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) disaster management exercise between November 23rd and 26th. For the first time, the countries of South Asia have undertaken an initiative to build interoperability among the SAARC nations to carry out joint disaster response operations by cooperating and coordinating with each other.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
adelphi

Climate change is a global threat to national as well as human security. The WorldRiskReport 2015 highlights the urgency of addressing climate change and the compound risk factors it is linked to.

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
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
02 November, 2015

Quote of the month

„We all share the risks of climate change and environmental degradation on this planet. Rising sea levels affect everyone, and increasingly fierce hurricanes do not stop at national borders. To paraphrase Martin Luther King: instability anywhere is a threat to peace and wellbeing everywhere.” Bert Koenders, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, 2 November 2015
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Energy
Global Issues
Megan Darby

Influential finance body is mainstreaming climate concerns in move that could spotlight threats to oil exporters, say experts

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.

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.

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