Climate Diplomacy: Concepts and approaches

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In light of the limited progress of international climate policy development and the end of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012, there was a need for supplementary efforts to develop action plans regarding crisis and conflict preventive climate policy. The German-led debate on climate change in the UN Security Council in July 2011 was a first step in this regard.

adelphi addressed the above challenges in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office by seeking to identify and further develop innovative foreign policy options regarding climate issues. To this end, adelphi conducted an in-depth analysis jointly with players of German and international climate diplomacy. It endeavoured to develop new ideas and stimuli which could strategically and practically address the ever more visible challenges of climate change, regarding both mitigation and adaptation. This included action to build networks, promote dialogue and facilitate the exchange of information. It also entailed developing the competences of key players and disseminators the strengthening of existing regional dialogues, further extending them to additional regions and stakeholders.

Publications of this project

  • Climate Change and Security in the Andean Region – Climate Security Dialog Brief

    Adriázola, Paola; Alexander Carius and Angelika Rettberg 2012: Climate Change and Security in the Andean Region. Climate Security Dialog Brief. Berlin: adelphi.
  • Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty: Climate Change and Security in the Pacific

    Maas, Achim and Alexander Carius 2012: Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty: Climate Change and Security in the Pacific. In: Jürgen Scheffran, Michael Brzoska, Hans-Günter Brauch, P. Michael Link, Janpeter Schilling (eds): Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict. Hexagon Series Vol. VIII. . Berlin: Springer,
  • Water, Climate Change and Conflict in South Asia – Climate Security Regional Dialogue Series 1, New Delhi, India, 13-15 April 2011.

    ECC-Newsletter 2011: Water, Climate Change and Conflict in South Asia. Climate Security Regional Dialogue Series 1, New Delhi, India, 13-15 April 2011.. Berlin: adelphi.
  • Climate Change in South Asia: Conflict or Cooperation over the Himalaya? – Climate Security Regional Dialogues

    Comardicea, Irina; Jürgen Scheffran and Dennis Taenzler 2011: Climate Change in South Asia: Conflict or Cooperation over the Himalaya?. Climate Security Regional Dialogues. Berlin: adelphi.
  • Climate Change, Conflict and Cooperation in Southern Africa – Climate Security Regional Dialogue Series 2. Pretoria, South Africa, 23 September 2011.

    Irina Comardicea, Dennis Tänzler, Belynda Petrie, Webster Whande 2011: Climate Change, Conflict and Cooperation in Southern Africa. Climate Security Regional Dialogue Series 2. Pretoria, South Africa, 23 September 2011.. Berlin/Cape Town: adelphi/OneWorld.