Climate Change
Sub-Saharan Africa
Evan Meltzer

Climate change is a real and pressing issue affecting the Sahel and Maghreb regions of North and West Africa today. Weather pattern changes are causing desertification and prolonged drought in these regions.

Climate Change
Global Issues
Joy Hyvarinen

International law needs to develop to keep pace with climate change.

It is creating new legal challenges for countries and communities, including unavoidable climate change-related loss and damage.


Distinguished experts from all over the world share their views and their specific take on climate diplomacy.

Oceania & Pacific
Tony de Brum (Minister-in-Assistance to the President, Republic of the Marshall Islands)

My country needs a precious gift from the world’s people – the vision to take bold, urgent action on climate change, and the will to follow it through.  Only concerted action can protect us from the rising seas and lack of fresh water that now threaten my nation’s very existence.

Dennis Tänzler, adelphi

The discussion on climate change as a threat to peace and security has gained some momentum after a UN Security Council meeting in July 2011.

Climate Change
Land & Food
Global Issues
Middle East & North Africa
Kyle Benjamin Schneps

In February 2011, an international summit in Bonn, Germany officially approved the building of a pan-African Great Green Wall (GGW) in support of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Rachel E. Stern

China's environmental prosecutors may be busier suing small-time rule-breakers than assembling major cases against polluters, suggests a new analysis

As one of the world's fastest-growing environmental initiatives, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) renewed its call today for rapid action to reduce some of the greatest hazards to human health.

Svetlana Valieva

As the international community observed the UN World Water Day last Friday, March 22, two Central Asian countries were part of important talks at UN Headquarters in New York concerning water-sharing.

Sub-Saharan Africa
Debay Tadesse (ISS)

In the lead-up to the current crisis in Mali, the impact of climate change should have been a part of the preparation process undertaken by policy makers.