Rodríguez de Francisco, Jean Carlo / Mirja Schoderer / Carmen Richerzhagen (2018)
The Current Column, 22 March 2018
The motto of this year’s World Water Day states “the answer is in nature”, referring to nature-based solutions to the “water challenges we face in the 21st century”. One of these challenges is climate change, the impacts of which threaten water se-curity worldwide.
Klingebiel, Stephan / Tancrède Voituriez (2018)
The Current Column, 21 March 2018
Global development is under threat. The rising number of refugees worldwide, the protracted humanitarian crises in fragile states and the increasingly visible impacts of climate change are some of the warning signals that “inclusive”, “sustainable” or “good” development – whatever you might call it – is not close at hand.
Post-independence (Eastern) Nile hydro-politics can be seen as a series of missed opportunities for cooperation. Failing to commit to the Declaration of Principles (DoP) on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam signed between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan in March 2015 will be another opportunity missed. To ensure the implementation of the declaration, a new comprehensive deal between Eastern Nile countries that goes beyond the Nile waters is needed. The deal should offer real benefits to each side in return for concessions, and be guided by the general principles of refraining from using water as a political weapon and from interfering in other countries' domestic affairs and joint cooperation based on equal partnership to optimize the use of available, including alternative water resources in Eastern Nile countries.
The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) is the EU’s main thematic instrument to fund assistance in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the IcSP and discusses its relevance for the EU’s approach to the security-development nexus.