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G8 elevates climate change to economic and security risk

Leaders_and_guests_at_G8_summit,_2013The G8 has officially elevated climate change above the level of an “environmental concern,” and to that of a global economic and security risk. In a communique released last week after the Lough Erne Summit in Northern Ireland, the G8 nations declare: (more…)

Climate, Energy and Resource Security in the Middle East and North Africa

Luxor_west_bank4E3G has just released an excellent new report titled “Underpinning the MENA Democratic Transition: Delivering Climate, Energy and Resource Security,” co-authored by Nick Mabey, Sabrina Schulz, Taylor Dimsdale, Luca Bergamaschi and Amal-Lee Amin. From their website: (more…)

G8 Releases Statement on Climate Change and Security

G8 foreign ministers, building off the leadership of the German Presidency of the UN Security Council in 2011, issued a joint statement on Thursday recognizing the security implications of climate change. We’ll have more on this later. In the meantime, below is the full statement. (more…)

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