The complementary relationship between climate action and economic development can serve as a powerful narrative for climate outreach activities of diplomatic services. The article “Economic development, climate and values: making policy” by Lord Nicholas Stern reaffirms that the cost of inaction on climate change is considerably greater than the cost of action.
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released a major report on the 7th July 2015 outlining key economic opportunities that governments and businesses can exploit in order to tackle the risks associated with global climate change.
The report Climate Change: A Risk Assessment argues that the risks of climate change need to be considered on a par with risks to national security, financial stability, or public health.
This Briefing Paper by Sharon Turner, Quentin Genard, Josh Robers and Imke Luebbeke reacts to the various visions of European energy and climate policies after 2020 that were presented by the European Commission and EU Member States until mid-2015.
In the context of gender and climate change, focus is often laid on women as a particularly vulnerable group that is strongly affected by the impacts of climate change. While this is a highly important issue to address, it should not be neglected that other aspects of climate change and climate policy also have gender dimensions. The implementation of gender-sensitive climate policies can maximise potential co-benefits and synergies.
Cities have become important actors in climate change discussions, formulating and implementing adaptation policies and setting mitigation goals and targets. Their role is also becoming increasingly important in the field of climate and environment as well as sustainability and green growth.
This book collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades. The evidence presented describes how global warming will impact where and how food is produced and discusses the significant consequences for food security, health and nutrition, water scarcity and climate adaptation. The book also highlights the implications for global food trade. The evidence presented in the book is presented in a way that is widely accessible to policy decision makers and practitioners and makes a distinct contribution towards a greater science-policy interchange. Put together, the different analyses in the book paint a comprehensive perspective linking climate change to food, nutrition, water, and trade along with suggested policy responses.
This report by Australia’s Centre For Policy Development (CPD) outlines vital actions Australia’s defence establishment can take now to manage climate security risks prudently.
This special report by the International Energy Agency, part of the World Energy Outlook series, offers an analysis of climate action from an energy sector perspective.