COP22 Marrakesh – Small steps towards the Paris Climate Goals
By Kai Kornhuber Photo by Reuters (NewAge) Three months ago, in early November the UNFCCC summit (COP, Conference of the Parties) took … Continue reading
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
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
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
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?
UNFCCC 40th meeting of the subsidary bodies – A stepping-stone to a COP21 agreement
By Rory Walshe and Janto S. Hess. The recent UNFCCC 40th meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn, Germany (4th-15th June) was a critical stage in the run up to … Continue reading
Analysing the climate change – conflict relation
For every complex problem there is an answer that’s simple, clear and wrong. – H.L. Mencken The link between environmental degradation and conflict, including climate change and conflict, has been … Continue reading