ADAM is an FP6 project with the objective to assess the extent to which existing climate policies can achieve a socially and economically tolerable transition to a world with a global climate no warmer than 2 degrees Centigrade above pre-industrial levels. ADAM aspires to develop a portfolio of longer term policy options that could contribute to the EU 2 degree Centigrade target, and targets for adaptation.
Environmental Change and Forced Migration Scenarios (EACH-FOR) is an FP6 project identifying direct and indirect links contributing to forced migration focusing on the interpretation and integration of existing forced migration research. It investigates correlations between migration and environmental degradation and produces a series of case studies analysing, synthesising and forecasting environmental degradation processes as they affect migration. It develops detailed and aggregated forced migration scenarios on the basis of interdisciplinary analysis of local and regional environmental, economic, political and social processes.
The Environment and Conflicts Project (ENCOP) investigates the causal relationship between environmental damage and degradation and actual or possible conflicts. It also seeks to investigate means to peaceful conflict resolution. Individual papers examine an array of environmental problems and their role in shaping or provoking violent conflict across the world.
This website functions as a clearinghouse and platform of exchange on environment, conflict and cooperation. The site and the newsletter "Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation" are published jointly by Adelphi Research and Germanwatch.
The Database includes around 20 000 items, with information from related fields such as ecological sciences, demography, development studies, economics, political science, conflict studies, anthropology, and regional studies. All of the material cited in the Database is housed at University College, University of Toronto, within the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.
ENVSEC (Environment and Security, Transforming risks into Cooperation) is a joint initiative of UNEP, UNDP, the OSCE, NATO and others, focusing on South Eastern and Eastern Europe, the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia. It seeks to facilitate a process whereby key public decision-makers are able to motivate action to advance and protect peace and the environment at the same time. The Initiative collaborates closely with governments, particularly foreign, defence and environment ministries, national experts and NGOs.
The Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) project is a core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme. It situates environmental changes within the larger socioeconomic and political contexts that cause them, and which shape the capacity of communities to cope with and respond to change. Research focuses on the way diverse social processes such as globalization, poverty, disease, and conflict, combine with global environmental change to affect human security.
Groundwater and Human Security – Case Studies: The overall objective is to address the threats to human security and well-being currently posed by water scarcity and water quality degradation in developing countries and the role of groundwater management and protection in alleviating such threats. The project was to be executed over the period 2008-09 under the umbrella programme “Quo Vadis Aquifers”.
The ICE (Inventory of Conflict & Environment) Database is a project of the American University, featuring 200 case studies. It intends to provide a common basis and method for looking at issues of conflict and environment.
MICROCON aims to promote understanding of individual and group interactions leading to and resulting from violent mass conflicts, with the purpose of uncovering much-needed fundamentals for better informed domestic, regional and international conflict policy, which places individuals and groups at the centre of their interventions. It takes an innovative micro level, multidisciplinary approach to conflict, and aims to go beyond merely reactive theorisations of conflict to look at the complete dynamics (across intensities, actors, triggers and effects) of violent mass conflicts.
The Methods for the Improvement of Vulnerability Assessment in Europe (MOVE) project seeks to provide policymakers, public administrators, researchers, educators and other stakeholders with an improved generic framework and methodology for the measurement and assessment of vulnerability to natural hazards in Europe's regions. It will employ an integrated, comprehensive approach helping to guide decision making in the future.
The central tenet of the NeWater project (FP6) is a transition from currently prevailing regimes of river basin water management into more adaptive regimes in the future. This transition calls for a highly integrated water resources management concept. NeWater identifies key typical elements of the current water management system and focuses its research on processes of transition of these elements to adaptive IWRM. Each key element is studied by novel approaches.
From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential (PCCP) is an UNESCO project that facilitates multi-level and interdisciplinary dialogues in order to foster peace, co-operation and development related to the management of shared water resources. It gives priority to water conflicts which are international in nature and may cause tension or even open conflict between sovereign states. The project focuses on the development of tools for the anticipation, prevention and resolution of water conflicts.
The Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation is being designed to fill the niche as a broader, more integrative approach that explicitly integrates human, policy, and scientific dimensions of water resources within the framework of governance and sustainability, and focuses training and research on all facets of water conflict transformation. It serves as a training, resource and information hub for students, citizens, officials, and business leaders in Oregon, across the United States and internationally, facilitating dialogue on critical water issues across diverse values and perspectives.
The project explores in detail to what extent and under which conditions environmental variability, disasters, and migration in the form of urbanization are likely to lead to political violence. This three-year research project (July 2009 – June 2012) is funded by the NORKLIMA programme within the Research Council of Norway, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
SPLASH is the name of the European Union Water Initiative European Research Area Network (EUWI Era-Net). It is a consortium of 15 ministries, funding agencies and national research and technological development authorities from 11 European countries. SPLASH aims to improve the effectiveness of European funded research on water for development and to develop the capacity of local organizations to coordinate and communicate their research activities. The project focus is Africa and the Mekong region.
The project component “International Water Disputes” centres attention to the strategies to overcome national and regional "dilemma of hydropolitics" such as international water disputes in the Eastern Nile and Syr Daria basins. Ecological and policy linkages between the regional, national, and local arenas of water and conflict management were identified in view of assessing cooperative initiatives and agreements. Interventions at the international level are researched in regard to their impacts on national and local levels. Supply and demand side water management strategies were assessed in light of conflictive and cooperative relations among the various water user groups. Research was carried out in Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.
XEROCHORE SA (An Exercise to Assess Research Needs and Policy Choices in Areas of Drought) aims to mitigate and to adapt to droughts, and hence reduce the risks they pose in Europe. XEROCHORE SA compiles a roadmap that comprises of a state-of-the-art review and identification of the research gaps in the natural system, in impact assessment, in policy-making and in integrated water resources management, and an assessment of the possible impacts of droughts and guidance on appropriate responses for stakeholders.
CLIWASEC, a cluster of collaborative research projects under the EC 7th Framework Programme's Co-ordinated Topic between Environment including Climate Change (ENV) and Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH).
Innovative scientific and technological measures will play an important role in addressing projected climatic changes and their impacts on the freshwater resources of the Mediterranean region. Developing and disseminating the best research and technology is an imperative given the potentially grave socio-economic repercussions of these impacts (water scarcity and degradation, displacement of populations, political conflicts, etc). The proposed project will advance the state-of-the-art in several areas connected to hydrology and water resources management, including geodatamanagement, hydrogeophysics, remote sensing climate model auditing and downscaling,hydrological modeling, assessment of uncertainty, vulnerability, risk, and water conflicts
A climatic and hydrological component directly addresses the reduction of uncertainty and quantification of risk. This component will provide an interface to other climatologic projects and models, producing climate change scenarios for the Mediterranean and Southern Europe. These will serve as baselines for impact assessment analysis, in three dimensions that will provide the data for the analysis of risk to security: the case studies, the strategic sectors, and the macro-economic effects. WASSERMed addresses macroeconomic and sectoral consequences of water scarcity, in particular through investigation of virtual water trade.
ClimateWizard enables technical and non-technical audiences alike to access leading climate change information and visualize the impacts anywhere on Earth. The first generation of this web-based program allows the user to choose a state or country and both assess how climate has changed over time and to project what future changes are predicted to occur in a given area. ClimateWizard represents the first time ever the full range of climate history and impacts for a landscape have been brought together in a user-friendly format.With ClimateWizard you can:
View historic temperature and rainfall maps for anywhere in the world.
View state-of-the-art future predictions of temperature and rainfall around the world.
View and download climate change maps in a few easy steps.
The WB Climate Change Portal is intended to provide quick and readily accessible climate and climate-related data to policy makers and development practitioners. The site also includes a mapping visualization tool (webGIS) that displays key climate variables and climate-related data.