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Petersberg Climate Dialogue VII – Keeping the spirit of Paris alive?

By Janto S. Hess Following up on the optimistic spirit that reducing global emissions effectively will no longer remain a mere dream – created at the United Nations Framework Convention … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Where are all the Climate Refugees? Why we need to include climate change to the conversation about the refugee crisis

  “During the Syrian drought many families moved to urban centres, angry unemployed men providing kindling for the revolution that lead to years of bloody civil war, and supplied many … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Potential non-environmental benefits of the COP21 Paris Agreement

By Arnaud Koehl and Janto S. Hess                      Photo by WWF (COP 21) On December 12th of 2015, 196 countries signed … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Climate change campaign unites the Caribbean

written by Snaliah Mahal Persons who live in the Caribbean, especially those of us who belong to the 15 countries which form part of CARICOM (Caribbean Community), have for years … Continue reading

January 7, 2016

11th Conference of Youth (COY11): Young people raising their voice at the doorstep of COP21

by Petros Theodorou   Prior to the Conference of the Parties (COP) each year, a massive gathering of young people from all over the world, known as Conference of Youth … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

1st week of COP21 in Paris: What has happened so far?

From the 30th November to the 11th December it takes place in Paris the COP21 of the UNFCCC . This is the 21st annual meeting that has taken place already within the UNFCCC frame. But why is Paris so important if there is a COP every year?

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Climate Regime as a Global Peace Process

Even though working towards tackling the drivers and impacts of a changing climate is what constitutes the climate regime, the decisions made therein are not only pertinent to addressing climate change.

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

What can we expect from COP 21 in Paris?

by Janto S. Hess © Flickr/POC21 – Proof of Concept The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) will open its doors in November 2015 in Paris. After historical reduction targets … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The End of the Road? Can a Systems Approach to resilience be applied to roadway and transport systems in coastal cities and communities?

By Jesica Andrews and Rory Walshe In November of 2013, just before COP19, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. One year earlier, Hurricane Sandy sent shockwaves throughout New York City. Extreme … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

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