Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Energy
Finance
Minerals & Mining
Private Sector
Global Issues
Daria Ivleva, Christine Scholl, Stephan Wolters (adelphi), Tim Schlösser and Kim Schultze (GIZ)
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"From Riches to Rags?" looks into the subject of stranded assets in the fossil fuel sector. Stranded assets are assets that lose value, or generate new liabilities, before they reach the end of their (planned) economic life. In this paper, assets primarily refer to fossil fuel resources (oil, gas and coal) that need to stay in the ground because otherwise the 2-degree target specified in the Paris Agreement would be jeopardised.

Lisa Maria Dellmuth (Stockholm University), Niklas Bremberg (Swedish Institute of International Affairs), Maria-Therese Gustafsson (Stockholm University) and Malin Mobjörk (SIPRI)

As climate security challenges are typically transnational in nature, states are increasingly relying on intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)—such as the European Union (EU), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)—in their responses to them. However, the growing importance of IGOs raises a number of questions.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Environment & Migration
Private Sector
Security
Global Issues
Kars de Bruijne, Minke Meijnders and Lauriane Héau, Clingendael

The report “New dots on the security horizon” analyses the top threats to EU security identified by the Clingendael Expert Pool that brings together over 200 experts on five selected fields (climate change, CBRN, free trade, migration and terrorism). It summarizes the results of an online survey that was conducted in order to identify and compile a shortlist of upcoming and new threats. 

Climate Change
Energy
Environment & Migration
Land & Food
Global Issues
Earth League ​and​ Future ​Earth
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It is undoubtedly a challenge for climate policy actors to identify reliable evidence to support sound decision-making processes for tackling climate issues effectively. Still, differentiating between fact and fiction, well-designed and invalid science, evidence- or interest-based arguments is precisely what determines the quality of climate policies.

Adaptation & Resilience
Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Land & Food
Water
Global Issues
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Shortly after releasing a report on its climate change strategy in July 2017, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations presents a new report at COP23 - this time focusing on the organization's concrete work on climate change.

Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Security
Global Issues
Louise van Schaik und Tammo Bakker, Clingendael

This policy brief considers the interlinkages between climate change, migration and security. It argues that despite the lack of scientific consensus the potential consequences are too large to ignore and no-regret policy options should be adopted.

Janani Vivekananda, adelphi
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A new report "Action on Climate and Security Risks: Review of Progress 2017" has just been launched which sums up the progress made on the climate and security nexus in 2017.

Ken Conca, Joe Thwaites and Goueun Lee

Whether the Council should address climate change is a highly politicized question, tied to controversies about the Council’s mandate, membership reform, and the appropriate division of labour in the UN system. Lost in this political debate has been a more fundamental question—what exactly could the Council do?

Benjamin Pohl, Annika Kramer, William Hull, Sabine Blumstein, Iskandar Abdullaev, Jusipbek Kazbekov, Tais Reznikova, Ekaterina Strikeleva, Eduard Interwies and Stefan Görlitz (adelphi and CAREC)

Despite general political commitment to cooperation, water policies in Central Asia are largely driven by uncoordinated and partly contradicting national strategies. By raising awareness of these costs of inaction, and by setting out a variety of pathways towards eliminating them in the future, the present report seeks to encourage and support Central Asian policy-makers in strengthening regional water cooperation and improved water governance.

WWF France
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This report combines the conclusions of several scientific studies and the opinions of numerous researchers and specialized organizations that have focused these past few years on the link between climate and security. It highlights the essential contributions of a collective group of experts in order to concentrate on this issue and encourage institutions such as foreign and defense ministries to adopt new approaches.

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