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From 6 to 17 November, COP23 – the annual UN climate conference – will take place in Bonn, Germany. It is the next step for governments to decide how to implement the Paris Climate Agreement. It’s becoming more and more urgent: the year 2017, for instance, has seen an unprecedented succession of natural hazards, many of which were caused by climate change.

COP23 could be crucial to speed up the transformation towards sustainable, resilient and climate-safe development. But what will be the focus of discussions among governments from high, middle and low-income countries? Will they sufficiently emphasise the link between climate change and agricultural development and food security? Which solutions will be presented to tackle the climate impact on conflict, migration and food systems? Who will finance those solutions? And how to ensure that climate financing reaches the most vulnerable in Africa, notably the smallholder farmers?

ECDPM has been working on these issues for a few years now. This dossier brings together our work on climate change, varying from ‘climate-smart-agriculture’ to the climate resilience of food systems; political economy analyses of the global climate negotiations to the possible convergence of EU-Africa agendas; the important link between gender and climate change; key questions on climate change financing; and the impact of climate change on food security, rural development and migration in Africa.

More analysis will follow after COP23, so stay tuned.

Would you like to know more or would you like to partner with us? Get in touch with Hanne Knaepen, Carmen Torres, Paulina Bizzotto Molina or Francesco Rampa.


Global agreements


Photo by United Nations Photo via Flickr.

Stuck in the middle: Agriculture and climate change at COP22
Francesco Rampa, ECDPM blog, 23 November 2016

Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris agreement: One year on
Annabelle Laferrère, ECDPM blog, 17 November 2016

The Paris Agreement and African agriculture
Estherine Fotabong, ECDPM Great Insights article, May 2016

7 ways to make climate-smart agriculture central to COP21 and beyond
Hanne Knaepen, Devex article, 30 November 2015

COP21: A historic, but still fragile milestone for climate change
Alisa Herrero Cangas and Hanne Knaepen, 18 December 2015

The road to #COP21 and beyond
Fabien Tondel, Hanne Knaepen and Rhys Williams, ECDPM infographic

Hanne Knaepen featured in BBC Worldwide on Africa’s position at the COP21
Hanne Knaepen in BBC Worldwide, November 2016

A Europe-Africa marriage in Paris?
Hanne Knaepen in the Government Gazette, 24 March 2016

Climate change: The European Union towards COP21 and beyond
European Think Tanks Group, 26 November 2015

Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR): The Challenge of Rejuvenating an Old-School Principle Ahead of the 2015 Climate Negotiations
Hanne Knaepen, ECDPM blog, 21 March 2014


Agriculture, food systems and food security


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Sustainable Agrifood Systems Strategies (SASS)
Consortium project on sustainable and climate-resilient food systems by ECDPM & Italian universities.

Options and opportunities to make food value chains more environmentally sustainable and resilient in Sub-Saharan Africa
Hanne Knaepen, Francesco Rampa, Carmen Torres and Paulina Bizzotto Molina, study for UNDP-GEF, August 2017

Sustainable food systems
ECDPM Great Insights magazine, September 2017

Stuck in the middle: Agriculture and climate change at COP22
Francesco Rampa, ECDPM blog, 23 November 2016

Working with partners to upscale sustainable agriculture
Herbert Lust, ECDPM Great Insights magazine, October 2016

Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture: A renewed research and dialogue agenda is needed
Francesco Rampa, ECDPM blog, June 2016

The Paris Agreement and African agriculture
Estherine Fotabong, ECDPM Great Insights article, May 2016

7 ways to make climate-smart agriculture central to COP21 and beyond
Hanne Knaepen, Devex article, 30 November 2015

Making agriculture in Africa “climate-smart”
Hanne Knaepen and Tanit Parada-Tur, ECDPM infographic, 6 November 2015

Making agriculture in Africa “climate-smart”
Hanne Knaepen and Tanit-Parada-Tur, ECDPM video, 27 November 2015

Making agriculture in Africa climate-smart: From continental policies to local practices
Hanne Knaepen, Carmen Torres and Francesco Rampa, 5 November 2015

The future of African farming? Regionally integrated, climate-smart, public-private and properly-financed
Francesco Rampa, ECDPM blog, 19 June 2015

How to secure food under the climate change pressure
Hanne Knaepen, article in Devex, 30 November 2015


Europe and Africa


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EU contributions to take warming below 2°C
Artur Runge-Metzger, ECDPM Great Insights article, May 2016

From Lima to Paris: 5 promising pathways for a joint EU-Africa position on climate change
Hanne Knaepen, Devex article, 23 December 2016

A Europe-Africa marriage in Paris?
Hanne Knaepen in the Government Gazette, 24 March 2016

Climate change: The European Union towards COP21 and beyond
European Think Tanks Group, 26 November 2015

Africa and Europe combatting climate change: Towards a common agenda in 2015
Fabien Tonde, Hanne Knaepen and Lesley-Anne van Wyk, ECDPM discussion paper, May 2015

Hanne Knaepen featured in BBC Worldwide on Africa’s position at the COP21
Hanne Knaepen in BBC Worldwide

How does Africa speak with one voice? Africa’s evolving positions on aid effectiveness, climate change and the post-2015 goals
Rebecca Ramsamy, Anna Knoll, Hanne Knaepen and Lesley-Anne van Wyk, ECDPM briefing note, 4 December 2014

Africa and Europe combatting climate change – Towards a common agenda for 2015
Hanne Knaepen, Rhys Williams and Clem Silverman, ECDPM video, December 2014

Not the climate hero that the EU and the world needs to win the battle against climate change
Alisa Herrero Cangas, ECDPM blog, 3 October 2014

EU cannot afford climate change ‘oblivion’
Alisa Herrero Cangas and Hanne Knaepen, Devex, 23 September 2014

Our Collective Interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need European action
European Think Tanks Group, 1 September 2014

Run-up to 2015: A moment of truth for EU external climate action?
Alisa Herrero Cangas and Hanne Knaepen, ECDPM briefing note, September 2014


Gender


Photo by Marcos Villalta / Save the Children via Flickr – DFID.

Gender equality essential to confront climate change impacts
Sven Harmeling and Emma Bowa, ECDPM Great Insights article, May 2017

Making climate-smart also people-smart
Leisa Perch, ECDPM Great Insights article, 9 March 2015


Migration and conflict


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Linking responses to climate change and conflict
Janani Vivekananda, ECDPM Great Insights article, May 2016

The nexus between food and nutrition security, and migration: Clarifying the debate and charting a way forward
Anna Knoll, Francesco Rampa, Carmen Torres, Paulina Bizzotto Molina and Noemi Cascone, ECDPM discussion paper, May 2017


Finance and business


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Working with partners to upscale sustainable agriculture
Herbert Lust, ECDPM Great Insights magazine, October 2016

Climate finance in developing countries – Reconciling the different views
Walter Kennes, ECDPM briefing note, December 2015

What you need to know about European climate finance
Alisa Herrero Cangas in Devex, 11 December 2015

The catalytic role of the EU on private sector investments: The case of climate financing
Hanne Knaepen, ECDPM Great Insights article, 13 March 2014


Other relevant work


From climate commitments to action
ECDPM, ECDPM Great Insights magazine, May 2016