reviews the empirical evidence and perspectives of "Climate
Change and Conflicts" and thus contributes to international
and national debates on climate protection. Crisis and conflict
prevention as well as crisis management are given top priority
on the international political agenda and provide additional
supportive arguments in favour of a precautionary and ambitious
climate protection policy.
of this brochure summarises the results of a "Special
Event" on "Climate Change and Conflicts" which
took place on 10 June 2002 in the framework of the UN climate
protection process. It was organised by the Federal Environment
Ministry in cooperation with ministries in Finland, United
Kingdom and Mexico (pp. 1-8).
is a study by Hans Günter Brauch (AFES-PRESS) on current
knowledge regarding the linkages between climate change, environmental
stress and conflicts, with a specific focus on the situation
in the small island states, Mexico, Bangladesh, Egypt and
the Mediterranean region (pp. 9-112).
III, Sebastian Oberthuer (ecologic), Dennis Taenzler and Alexander
Carius (adelphi research) discuss whether there are any starting
points for linking the topic of "climate change and conflicts"
with the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto
report is available in PDF on the Federal Ministry's Website
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