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Is Human Security Relevant for Climate Adaptation?

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There is ample evidence that climate change may threaten human security. An obvious conclusion would be to use human security as a way of framing climate adaptation policy-making. However, as a new paper shows, this is seldom done. A paper, presented by Katriona McGlade at the Third International Conference on Global Environmental Change and Human Security in Marrakesh, discusses if and how the concept of human security is being used in climate adaptation policies and whether the concept is relevant or useful in this context.

Climate change will have severe impacts on countries,Read more

International Governance of Geoengineering

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5 November 2012 to 6 November 2012
Berlin
Germany

International experts on geoengineering met at the workshop "International governance of geoengineering," organized by Ecologic Institute and the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) from 5 to 6 November 2012 in Berlin.

The workshop is part of the research project Approaches to regulating the research and deployment of geoengineering  for the German Federal Environment Agency, in which Ecologic Institute develops objectives...Read more

Dissolving the 'Westphalian system'

Transnationalism in Transboundary Water Management
The "Westphalian system" of international relations, based on delineation, non-interference, and separation, hinders effective management of environmental resources, such as trans-boundary rivers. In this article, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute explains how cooperation and sharing responsibilities over watercourses between states provided the basis for the US Constitution and the institutional order of the EU, and now drive a new transnationalism that erodes the Westphalian system. The article is available for download.Read more

Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks Relating to Human Security and Conflict (UN)

Case Study on the United Nations
The wide scope of the United Nations system permits coverage of a wide range of issues, but encounters challenges with institutional coordination, conflicting state interests and limited control over national or sub-national developments. Cross-sectoral work on climate, water, human security and conflict is limited, but improving. Overall, initiatives focusing on information collection and sharing, capacity-building and promoting cooperation are considered to have the highest potential for addressing climate and water-related human insecurity and conflict. The case study is available for download.Read more

Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks Relating to Human Security and Conflict (EU)

Case Study on the EU
This case study reviews the effectiveness of EU-level policies and measures for addressing the impacts of climate change on water, conflict and human security. It draws attention to gaps in the current policy framework and outlines actors' expectations and demands for a future framework. The case study is available for download.Read more

Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks Relating to Human Security and Conflict (Morocco)

Case Study on Morocco
This case study provides an overview of the current policy framework in Morocco for addressing the impacts of climate change on water, conflict and human security. It presents insights into the effectiveness of Moroccan policies and examines actors' expectations and demands for a future policy framework. The case study is available for download.Read more

Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks

Relating to Human Security and Conflict (Israel/Palestine)
This case study analyses policy-frameworks in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territory (oPT) which are relevant for addressing water-related impacts of climate change that could have negative impact on human security and conflict. The effectiveness of these policy frameworks is analyzed, based mainly on interviews with Israeli and Palestinian experts. The case study is available for download.Read more

The Effectiveness of Policy Frameworks for Addressing Climate-induced Risks to Human Security and Conflict (short version)

Report on Stakeholder Perspectives and Demands (short version)
This is the short version of a longer analysis of the effectiveness of policy frameworks for addressing hydro-climatic hazards and their impacts on human security and conflict, which is based mainly on interviews conducted with policy-makers and experts in Ethiopia, Morocco, Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT), as well as representatives of the EU and the UN. This short version is available for download.Read more

Ecoscholars Event: Global Climate Policy After Durban

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16 February 2012
Berlin
Germany

On 16 February 2012, Ecoscholars held an evening discussion in conjunction with the Hertie School of Governance. The event focused on the state of global climate after the latest round of UN negotiations, held in Durban, South Africa in November - December 2011. Opening talks were given by two expert speakers examining differing aspects of the negotiations and future scenarios for climate policy. These opening talks were followed by a question and answer session from the Ecoscholars participants, as well as informal discussion over food and drinks.

Dr. Susanne Dröge, Head of theRead more

The Effectiveness of Policy Frameworks for Addressing Climate-induced Risks to Human Security and Conflict

Report on Stakeholder Perspectives and Demands
The Ecologic Institute report is based, inter alia, on over 70 interviews conducted with policy-makers and experts in Ethiopia, Morocco, Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT), as well as representatives of the EU and the UN. The report assesses not only the effectiveness of existing measures for addressing hydro-climatic risks, but also collects perspectives on how these policies should develop.Read more

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