Lina Li and Stephan Wolters (adelphi), Dr. Yang Fuqiang (Natural Resources Defense Council)
Policy Brief

Substantial changes are underway in a number of countries and in international politics. Time is also running short for the global community to tackle climate change. Donald Trump’s election as US president and the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has cast a long shadow over international climate cooperation and diplomacy. The world community is looking to China to help fill the leadership vacuum in international climate politics. This discussion paper seeks to provide a list of concrete recommendations for operationalising China’s global climate leadership and the rationale for why China should go for it.

Joseph Curtin

This IIEA policy brief explores the implications of Brexit for climate policy, within the UK, at EU level and internationally. Four scenarios are considered: Remain, Soft Brexit, Hard Brexit and Ultra-Hard Brexit.

Sabine Blumstein, adelphi
Policy Brief

The Mekong River in Southeast Asia is an important source of life for people living within the basin. Sharing the river’s water resources is, however, becoming increasingly  difficult, and has already sparked disputes among riparians. Climate change could potentially increase political instabilities and intensify interstate disputes.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Water
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sabine Blumstein, adelphi
Policy Brief

The Orange-Senqu Basin in Southern Africa is among the most developed basins on the African continent. Already affected by severe climate variabilities, future climate change  could worsen existing challenges. Despite a high-level of institutional cooperation between all basin countries, existing water-related disagreements could be aggravated by the impacts of climate change.

Robert Sturrock and Dr. Peter Ferguson
Documents
“The Longest Conflict: Australia’s Climate Security Challenge”

This report argues Australia is underprepared and underpreparing for climate change. According to the authors, Australia must position herself to protect the country and the region more effectively. It can be a regional leader in preserving human security by acting in concert with its partners to prepare for the climate security challenges ahead. Climate risks are an opportunity for deepened, constructive and non-threatening engagement in Asia.

European Commission
Documents
Joint Communication EU Resilience Strategy
The European Union presented its new strategy for resilience building, aiming to move from crisis containment to a more structural and long-term approach to global challenges. It puts a particular emphasis on anticipation, prevention and preparedness.
Documents

https://climateandsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/epicenters-of-climate-and-security_the-new-geostrategic-landscape-of-the-anthropocene_2017_06_091.pdfSecurity experts have identified 12 key climatic risks to international security that may shape the geostrategic landscape of the 21st century. These 12 risks are explored in a multi-author volume by the Center for Climate and Security titled "Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene".

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
Nikolas Scherer, adelphi
Policy Brief

Regional climate risk insurances are increasingly popular among policymakers, NGOs and academics alike. However, while initial experiences may well speak in favour of supporting regional climate risk insurances, there is substantial room for improvement. In the context of the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Nikolas Scherer provides four policy recommendations for how the G20 could advance regional climate risk insurances.

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Joint Statement EU China Climate Change

China and the EU are set to show unity in fighting global warming a day after President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. The meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and top EU officials on 2 June will end with a joint statement committing the EU and China to full implementation of the agreement.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Europe
Global Issues
North America
Asia
Chris Littlecott and Taylor Dimsdale
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The E3G G7 coal scorecard assesses how G7 countries are addressing the challenge of reducing coal-fired power generation. It analyses the market and policy contexts of their domestic use of coal and their international influence. This third edition of the G7 coal scorecard updates the overall ranking based on developments over the past 12 months. It also provides an assessment of the situation in the USA and the initial impact of the new Trump Administration.

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