David Victor

After years of frustration and failure, a more flexible approach to reaching an international strategy on climate action is emerging – and it could finally lead to a meaningful agreement at climate talks in Paris later this year.

Global Issues
Leila Mead, Thematic Expert for Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Policy, IISD Reporting Services

The issues of human security and conflict in relation to climate change have evolved to a place where they now constitute a recognized and important component in the climate change conversation, and are being addressed in a diverse range of fora through meetings, reports and changes in policy.

Emily Atkin

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday that the two countries will work together to fight global climate change, laying out a set of goals that the two countries hope “will expand policy dialogues and technical work on clean energy and low greenhouse gas emiss

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Land & Food
Minerals & Mining
Private Sector
Dr. Will Rifkin, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia

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

Mat Hope

Representatives of 190 countries agreed the Lima Call for Climate Action early on Sunday morning, recommitting countries to preventing temperatures rising by more than two degrees above pre-industrial levels.

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.


On Friday December 12, 2014, delegates to the UNFCCC COP 20 discussed capacity building for climate finance at the event, 'Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: building capacity to support increased finance flows,' sponsored by Transparency International and adelphi, with the support of the Federal German Foreign Office, Climate Diplomacy, BMUB, NORAD, and the European Commission.

Gerard Wynn

Despite the recent China-US climate pledge some hard choices and compromises will be needed before a wide-ranging deal can be agreed at the UN summit in Paris in 2015.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues

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.

North America
Felix Preston and Shane Tomlinson

The joint announcement on climate change contributions by the United States and China marks a step-change in diplomacy in the run up to a potential global deal in Paris next year.