Thomas Vetter
Books and Studies
Climate Diplomacy Report Water 2017 adelphi

Water is a unique resource because of its multiple uses and key role for any economic development. In many shared river basins, water resources availability is becoming precarious, thereby threatening food security and fundamental prerequisites for development such as energy security. This paper analyses and summarizes several years of experience in German water diplomacy and develops a conceptual frame for designing strategies and narratives for preventive water diplomacy action.

Climate Diplomacy
Water
Global Issues
Sabine Blumstein, Benjamin Pohl and Dennis Tänzler
Documents
Linking Water and Climate Diplomacy

Climate change poses numerous challenges for international river basins that are likely to intensify in the decades to come. These challenges will have significant socio-economic and political repercussions. Ensuring sustainable development and political stability in these basins, therefore requires effective adaptation to the impacts of climate change. To overcome existing shortcomings and strengthen adaptive capacities, the water (cooperation) and climate communities should engage proactively and seek to create synergies between their instruments. Foreign policymakers should support them in this process.

Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT)
Books and Studies
Designed to be a conversation starter rather than an exhaustive analysis of the issues, this report* summarizes key ideas on examples of climate change challenges and solutions for selected professions. It also identifies further support and actions that would be useful in helping to advance and expand their work. This information was synthesized from discussions conducted with the ACTPAC over the past two years, as well as insights gained during an ACT workshop with BC thought leaders held in Vancouver on September 9th, 2016, entitled Climate Risk: Getting to Action.
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Asia
Documents
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
Security
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.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Co-Benefits
Development
Private Sector
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.

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