Geopolitics, Diplomacy and Security

Climate change is a geopolitical problem, impacting all countries.  Global problems demand global solutions. Climate diplomacy is how countries cooperate, or not, to deal with this complex issue.

Geopolitics, Diplomacy and Security

 

 

The Paris Agreement provides a framework for countries to act together. Building trust in this new multilateral system will lead to further cooperation and faster action.

We remain way off track to stabilise the climate. Some countries refuse to or feel unable to do their part.

We build coalitions between governments and non-state actors to give decision-makers more confidence so they feel empowered to do more to drive the global transformation to climate safety.

Ending fossil fuel use could destabilise some countries, while climate impacts threaten the survival of others. These factors impact the relationships between countries, the pace of climate action and our national security.

We work across government departments, with international organisations and alongside civil society networks in Europe, the UK and the US. Our staff have the expertise of different geographies and economic sectors.

Track record

  1. We connect real economy dynamics to diplomatic outreach to help build momentum and confidence for faster action in key sectors. We are currently supporting catalytic initiatives on cooling solutions and zero-emission transportation, drawing on our experience supporting the creation of the Powering Past Coal Alliance.

  2. With Sweden and the Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute, we spearheaded the creation of the UN Climate Security Mechanism to ensure the UN system is preparing for climate migration and conflagrations due to severe climate impacts.

  3. We helped the European Commission and Member States use climate action as the foundation of the European Green Deal, the framework for their COVID-19 response, and foothold for a bigger role on the world stage.

Focus areas

Climate Diplomacy

Countries and economic actors are increasingly joining forces to achieve a safe climate. 

Effective climate diplomacy must turn support for the Paris Agreement into climate action. Our foundational thinking on climate diplomacy underpins all our work on global climate action.

Nick Mabey

Founding Director and co-CEO

Shane Tomlinson

E3G co-CEO

Clarence Edwards

Executive Director of E3G Washington DC

Alex Scott

Programme Lead

Juan Pablo Osornio

Programme Lead

Steffen Menzel

Programme Lead

Belinda Schäpe

Policy Advisor

Byford Tsang

Senior Policy Advisor

Frank Schroeder

Senior Policy Advisor

Ines Benomar

Researcher

Jule Koenneke

Policy Advisor

Max Gruenig

Senior Policy Advisor

Tom Evans

Policy Advisor

Alden Meyer

Senior Associate

Camilla Born

Senior Associate

Catherine Abreu

Senior Associate

Iskander Erzini Vernoit

Senior Associate

Taiya Smith

Senior Associate

Climate Security

The Paris Agreement has made us safer – but not safe.

Growing recognition of the security and financial risks from climate change has yet to translate into policy, operations and investments. We work to modify mandates, change incentive structures and with decision makers to fix this.

Nick Mabey

Founding Director and co-CEO

Clarence Edwards

Executive Director of E3G Washington DC

Alex Scott

Programme Lead

Juan Pablo Osornio

Programme Lead

Alexandra Hackbarth

Senior Policy Advisor

Max Gruenig

Senior Policy Advisor

Geopolitics

The geopolitical landscape is in flux in the wake of COVID-19 and its cascading impacts; some major powers are pursuing greater isolation; and multilateralism is under attack.

The immediate task is to strengthen alliances and make the case for global cooperation – climate safety our work depends on it.

Nick Mabey

Founding Director and co-CEO

Clarence Edwards

Executive Director of E3G Washington DC

Alex Scott

Programme Lead

Juan Pablo Osornio

Programme Lead

Alexandra Hackbarth

Senior Policy Advisor

Frank Schroeder

Senior Policy Advisor

Ines Benomar

Researcher

Max Gruenig

Senior Policy Advisor

Tom Evans

Policy Advisor

Alden Meyer

Senior Associate

Iskander Erzini Vernoit

Senior Associate

John Ashton

Co-founder

Monica Araya

Senior Associate

Taiya Smith

Senior Associate

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