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25 Nov 2021

A key issue that is still missing is a clear understanding of how climate change and biodiversity relate to a third global emergency: conflict. Conflict is typically associated with destruction, displacement and human suffering. And when it comes to climate change, people usually think of CO2 and melting ice caps. But the planetary emergency affects us all, and 20 per cent of the planet's countries are in conflict. We can no longer view conflict and the planetary emergency as separate threats with separate policy responses.


18 Nov 2021

This paper sets out five possible scenarios that could affect the future of International criminal justice cooperation, and raises thought-provoking questions about possible outcomes and impacts on transnational organized crime. To be useful as planning tools, any scenario or vision of the future must be connectable to decisions in the present, and therefore the scenarios described here are presented in the framework of current challenges.


11 Nov 2021

Will African Union and United Nations priorities align in 2022? Have Sudan's coup plotters miscalculated their options? The Peace and Security Council report aims to answer those questions, and establish the linkage between Africa's governance architecture and Guinea transition. In addition, African Union ministers step in to try and fix the Pan-African Parliament.


4 Nov 2021

The climate finance landscape is both wide and deep and is driven by a number of inter-related and complex considerations. Important decisions on these issues are likely to be taken at the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), convened in November 2021, which will have far reaching ramifications for African countries.


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