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2. IGES policy paper climate security in Asia Prabhakar et al

This briefing paper, in particular, starts by outlining some of the most important climate-fragility risks in Asia. Against this backdrop, the results of an online survey of stakeholders in Asia are presented to provide some understanding and a snapshot of how these stakeholders perceive and understand climate-fragility risks. Subsequently, the paper presents a Climate-Fragility Risk Index as a means of comprehensively presenting various climate-fragility risk indicators that help compare countries and understand factors behind their fragility state.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Asia
Mutsuyoshi Nishimura
3 Foreign Policy Implications of Climate Fragility Risks for Japan

This paper focuses on the foreign policy implications of climate-fragility risks for Japan.

Mikio Ishiwatari, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Policy Brief
Climate Change and Fragility in Development Cooperation

Human security will be progressively threatened by climate change, consequently development cooperation agencies such as JICA need to adopt approaches to strengthen resilience to climate-fragility risks. Currently, JICA’s approaches to climate change adaptation and peacebuilding are not connected enough. There is a need for integrating assessments of climate risk and peacebuilding impacts as well as science, engineering and socio-economic approaches.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
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Asia
Policy Brief
Climate Fragility Risks in Japan

This paper provides some initial reflections on climate-fragility risks for Japan. To complement this analysis, the paper also presents findings from a perception survey on climate-fragility risk conducted among Japanese professionals and practitioners outlining observations regarding the level of awareness around climate-fragility risks and the efficacy of policies to address climate-fragility risks.

The publication is also available in Japanese:

Stephen Minas
Policy Brief

The European Union has long played a leadership role in climate diplomacy. One challenging development for future EU climate diplomacy is the centrality of technology in contemporary global interventions to deal with climate change and promote sustainable energy. Challenges and opportunities in this field of action were central to a workshop  hosted by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in partnership with the Transnational Law Institute (TLI) of the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and Fondation Jean-Jaurès.

Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Global Issues
Benoît Mayer
Books and Studies

This timely book offers a unique interdisciplinary inquiry into the prospects of different political narratives on climate migration. It identifies the essential angles on climate migration – the humanitarian narrative, the migration narrative and the climate change narrative – and assesses their prospects. The author contends that although such arguments will influence global governance, they will not necessarily achieve what advocates hope for.

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South America
Daria Ivleva and Stephan Wolters
Quick Access

This brief summarises the insights of the regional workshop on Foreign Policy Contributions to Climate Economy in Latin America that was organised by adelphi, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) and the German Embassy in Lima as part of the climate diplomacy initiative. It aimed to promote regional dialogue on the climate economy and brought together representatives from foreign ministries and other line ministries, civil society and the private sector from across Latin America, in particular the Andean countries.

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
Policy Brief
These briefs were written by an interdisciplinary team of scientists at FOI, the Swedish Defence Research Agency. They can be read as stand-alone documents but can also be read - as in this compilation - in the context of connected briefs on integrated security.
Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Global Issues
Malin Mobjörk, Dan Smith and Lukas Rüttinger
Books and Studies
Report Towards A Global Resilience Agenda

This report takes stock of key developments since the publishing of the independent report A New Climate For Peace commissioned by G7 members. It provides a concise risk horizon scan, and an overview and assessment of key policy developments in 2015 and 2016 that are of relevance for addressing climate-fragility risks and fostering the global resilience agenda.

Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Security
Global Issues
Schuyler Null and Lauren Herzer Risi, The Wilson Center
Books and Studies

[This article originally appeared on New Security Beat, the blog of The Wilson Center's Environment Change and Security Program]

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