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  Newsletter Issue 02/2020  
 
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  In Focus: Climate Diplomacy 
 
 

Divided we stand. Together we win.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous parallels have been drawn between this health crisis and the climate crisis. Science plays an important role in advising decision makers on how to ensure sustainable crisis management and a precautionary approach to avoid harmful repercussions, particularly where we do not yet  know all the consequences of our actions. Intergenerational solidarity also plays a meaningful role. Thanks especially to the Fridays for Future movement, 2019 was a key year for the younger generation to ask for solidarity from older ones in light of ...

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  Featured: COVID-19 Crisis 
 
 
   
Sustainable Transformation

Fossil fuel phase-out in fast-forward

Decarbonisation won’t come as fast as the pandemic. But if fossil fuel exporters are not prepared for it, they will face an enduring crisis. The EU can help.

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Climate Diplomacy 

COVID-19 crisis - Climate diplomacy can help

Solutions to the current COVID-19 crisis need to be aligned to those of the climate crisis for a global transformation. Climate diplomacy has the tools to achieve these objectives.

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Early Warning & Risk Analysis

Don’t let the blue skies fool you

Stories of clear skies and wildlife conquering urban areas might provide comfort during these uncertain times. But in Brazil, where climate and environmental issues already lack attention, the pandemic underscores the next crisis.​

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The geopolitics of COVID-19 & climate change

In times of crisis, social structures and institutions are out to the test and normal practices called into question. Could the COVID-19 pandemic be the catalyst for a transformation toward sustainability? This webinar gathers specialists from the Mistra Geopolitics consortium to discuss the role of disruptors in the transformation to sustainability. 

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Climate change, migration and the coronavirus pandemic

Roughly 15 million people are displaced every year by climate and weather-related disasters. This year, much of that will take place against the backdrop of a pandemic. This talk explores how the pandemic collides with current patterns of climate-linked migration and displacement, and what this means for the people most at risk.

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  Events
 
26 - 29 May 2020, online

6th Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector 

As scientists around the world race to create effective antivirals and vaccines in the fight against COVID-19, the water community has likewise been looking at what the water sector can, and needs to, do. This kind of global unpredictability, complexity, and the need for resilience is at the core of IHE Delft’s Symposium.

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11 June 2020, online

UNSSC Coffee Hours: Climate Security for Sustaining Peace (III)

In part III of the Climate Security for Sustaining Peace series, experts will talk about the opportunities and challenges of translating climate risk analysis into regional conflict and climate-sensitive programming through examples from adelphi and the UN Climate Security Mechanism.

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Conflict Prevention in an Era of Climate Change

Today’s violent conflicts are proving deadlier and more difficult to resolve than ever. In addition, there is a growing recognition of the role of climate change in exacerbating conflict risks. This new report by UNU-CPR aims to support the UN and partners in developing climate-sensitive conflict prevention approaches.
 
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UN World Water Development Report 2020

The 2020 edition of the WWDR 2020, entitled 'Water and Climate Change', aims at helping the water community to tackle the challenges of climate change and informing the climate community about the opportunities that improved water management offers.
 
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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Entry-Points for Addressing Climate and Fragility Risks

Fragile situations arise when states cannot provide basic services, protect their citizens or develop constructive relations with society. Managing these challenges begins with a clear understanding of the compound climate-fragility risks that emerge when climate change interacts with other pressures.
 
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Editorial team:
Alexander Carius, Noah Gordon, Daria Ivleva, Raquel Munayer, Benjamin Pohl, Lukas Rüttinger, Katarina Schulz, Dennis Tänzler, Janani Vivekananda. Editing support: Adrian Foong

The newsletter is published by adelphi in cooperation with its partner organizations.

adelphi is a leading think tank for policy analysis and strategy consulting. We offer creative solutions and services on global environment and development challenges for policy, business and civil society communities. Our projects contribute to sustaining natural life systems and fostering sustainable enterprises.

The Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG) was formed in early 2006. Given the wide variety of expertise available at Manipal University, this initiative seeks to establish synergies between fundamental research in the natural (physical) sciences and engineering. MARG has also launched the Science, Technology and Security Forum (STSf) website, which is intended to provide a platform to the larger strategic, academic, diplomatic and scientific community to participate in debates on matters impacting international security with a particular focus on Asia and, in particular, India.

The Igarapé Institute is an independent think and do tank devoted to evidence-based policy and action on complex security, justice and development challenges in Brazil, Latin America, and Africa. The Institute’s goal is to stimulate debate, foster connections and trigger action. The Institute has its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, with personnel spread across Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Established in 2011, it is supported by bilateral agencies, foundations, international organizations and private donors from around the world. 

   
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