Christian König, Hannah Kurnoth and Katarina Schulz, adelphi
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The first part of the 2020 Berlin Climate and Security Conference took place online on June 23 and 24, 2020, bringing together leading figures from governments, international organisations and the scientific community through two sessions on the state of the art of climate and security and a high-level political segment. This summary outlines the highlights of the conference.
Climate Diplomacy
Energy
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
Dennis Tänzler, Sebastian Oberthür and Emily Wright
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Under the Paris Agreement, governments have committed to radically cutting carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. This decarbonisation process has profound implications for both domestic and foreign policy, and is likely to have important geopolitical consequences. As a global power and leader on climate action, the EU has an important role to play in meeting these challenges.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Conflict Transformation
Security
Global Issues
Adrien Detges, Christian König, Benjamin Pohl, Lukas Rüttinger, Janani Vivekananda (adelphi); Daniel Klingenfeld, Jacob Schewe, Barbora Sedova (PIK)
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A new synthesis report for policymakers provides an overview of the growing research on the links between climate change, security and peace.

Judith Nora Hardt, IFSH
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Traditional security actors and institutions facing complex socio-ecological dynamics stand on the brink of change. How do the 15 current UN Security Council member states approach the connections between climate change and security? In the new IFSH Policy Brief, Dr. Judith Nora Hardt presents the research results of the project "Climate Change and Security in the UN Security Council" (CLISEC UNSC) on this question.

UN Environment Programme, UN Women, UNDP and UNDPPA/PBSO
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Climate change is a defining threat to peace and security in the 21st century – its impacts are felt by everyone, but not equally. Gender norms and power dynamics shape how women and men of different backgrounds experience or contribute to insecurity in a changing climate.

adelphi
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This infographic shows the countries that receive funding from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) and their vulnerability score to climate change. In countries affected by conflict and fragility, climated-related risks can create negative feedback loops. Climate change increases conflict risks and makes peacebuilding more challenging, and the resulting fragility and conflict further increases the vulnerability of societies to climate change.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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As water is the most disruptive element in the ongoing climate crisis, how land is managed plays a major role in taming this disruption. This publication shows that avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation can have positive long-term gains in water security.

Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
Stella Schaller, Katarina Schulz and Beatrice Mosello (adelphi)
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This manual is a compilation of introductory texts and the most relevant reports in the field of climate change and security. It covers the issue of how climate change converges with other global pressures to exacerbate global security challenges and intensify instability in fragile societies. It also discusses entry points to alleviate climate security pressures, and features interactive tools to help you understand the manifold findings on the subject and potential solutions.

Wim Zwijnenburg and Brittany Roser, PAX
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What is needed to fully tackle the complex challenges around the environmental dimensions of armed conflicts? Civil society, affected states and experts have struggled with this essential question for decades.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Water
Global Issues
UNESCO, UN-Water
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The 2020 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2020) entitled ‘Water and Climate Change’ aims at helping the water community to tackle the challenges of climate change and informing the climate change community about the opportunities that improved water management offers in terms of adaptation and mitigation.

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