Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Asia
Dhanasree Jayaram (Manipal Academy of Higher Education/Climate Security Expert Network)
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South Asia is one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable regions. Many countries in the region lack the resources and capacities needed to cope with the worsening impacts of climate change. At the same time, climate change is increasingly interacting with socio-economic, demographic and political factors to exacerbate fragility risks.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Oceania & Pacific
Coral Pasisi (Sustainable Pacific Consultancy/Climate Security Expert Network)
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Climate change is the single greatest threat to the livelihood, security and well-being of Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The threat is increasing at a time when the region is already facing complex geopolitical dynamics and multifaceted security risks.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Conflict Transformation
Security
Middle East & North Africa
Milen Yishak (Climate Security Expert Network)
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Ethiopia is a key security player in the Horn of Africa: while the country can act as an important catalyst for peace, it can also be a significant source of instability if conflict risks and climate resiliency are not managed proactively.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Conflict Transformation
Security
Asia
Oli Brown (Climate Security Expert Network/Chatham House)
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For the past four decades, Afghanistan has suffered from the devastating impacts of constant armed conflict. Conflicts have increased Afghanistan’s already high vulnerability to climate change, the impacts of which may, in turn, help to create the conditions for continued violence.

Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
Daria Ivleva and Dennis Tänzler, adelphi
An increasing number of scholars and analysts point out that the necessary decarbonisation of the global economy will impact international affairs and geopolitics. But do we agree on what geopolitics of decarbonisation is (not)? This paper draws on the literature on both geopolitics and decarbonisation to help structure the discussion and identify pertinent questions about future trends.
Dennis Tänzler (adelphi), Sebastian Oberthür (VUB-IES) and Emily Wright (adelphi)

Based on the findings from the report "Geopolitics of Decarbonisation" this policy brief focuses on six fossil-fuel exporting countries – Azerbaijan, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, Nigeria and Qatar – where fossil fuels have played an important role in external relations with the EU and analyses how they may be affected by the decarbonisation of Europe.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Finance
Global Issues
Climate Transparency
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The Brown to Green Report 2019 is the world’s most comprehensive review of G20 climate action. It provides concise and comparable information on G20 country mitigation action, finance and adaptation.

Climate Diplomacy
Finance
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
Sara Batmanglich (OECD)
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80 per cent of the world’s poorest could be living in fragile contexts by 2030, making fragility one of the capital challenges to achieving sustainable development. Fragility is multidimensional and complex, and progress in fragile contexts is not easy. But instead of shying away from this task, the ambition of the international community must be stepped up. Foreign policy can help increase the efficacy of investments to tackle fragility.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Energy
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
Ashim Paun, Lucy Acton, Amit Shrivastava, James Pomeroy and Tarek Soliman (HSBC)
HSBC Global Research 2019 - Fragile Planet

The 2015 Paris Agreement has focused global attention on the need for countries to address climate change risks. But not all countries are equal, in terms of either their ambition or ability to achieve economies which are low-carbon and aligned with greenhouse gas emission trajectories which scientists say are necessary to limit warming to 2ºC. The associated transition in national energy systems and broader economies to a low-carbon world will present risks, but also opportunities.

Climate Diplomacy
Private Sector
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
Benno Keppner (adelphi), Daniel Weiß (adelphi), Pietro Bertazzi (CDP) and Bibiana García (adelphi)
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From conflict prevention to human rights protection – companies are vital for the success of the 2030 Agenda and foreign policy alike. But progress on SDG implementation in the business world is at a turning point. Foreign policy can and must play a decisive role by building a robust knowledge base, making use of economic diplomacy tools and bringing trade and foreign direct investment in line with the SDGs.

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