Democracy and Climate Change
What does climate change mean for democracy? How can democracies mitigate and adapt to climate change, and ensure a just transition?
Climate change already has an impact on democratic governance through its effects on food security, conflicts, water scarcity, migration and natural disasters. Democracies must formulate and put in place effective solutions to climate change.
IDEA Statement at the Stockholm+50: A healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity
Fifty years ago, the UN Conference on the Human Environment agreed on the first generation of “common principles to inspire and guide the peoples of the world in the preservation and enhancement of the human environment.
'Our Common Agenda', Thematic Consultation 2 - Accelerating the SDGs Through Sustainable Financing and Building Trust
On 14 February 2022, International IDEA delivered a statement in the margins of the UN GA sessions Accelerating the SDGs Through Sustainable Financing and Building Trust, Protecting Our Planet and Being Prepared for the Future.
'Our Common Agenda', Thematic Consultation 4 - Protecting our planet and being prepared for the future
On 4 March 2022, International IDEA delivered a statement at the Our Common Agenda Thematic Consultation 4 - Protecting our planet and being prepared for the future.
Launch of Democracy and the Challenges of Climate Change Discussion Paper
Articles and publications
Corporate Political Responsibility: Mobilizing the Private Sector for Political Integrity
Climate Change and Democracy: Building momentum for innovative way to address climate change
Why democracy is the key ingredient to battling climate change
Democracy and the Challenges of Climate Change
Constitutionalizing Institutions for a Safer Environment: Examples from Kenya, Brazil and Hungary
Battling climate change with the rule of law
How will climate change impact on global democracy?
IDEA in the News
IDEA in the News
Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General at International IDEA, interviewed by Bloomberg on the challenge climate change brings to democracies, at Bloomberg (starting 27:06).
Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General at International IDEA wrote an op-ed in Euronews Green on 'Why democracy is the key ingredient to battling climate change'
Democracies that fail to act on climate change face 'existential' threat
Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General at International IDEA, discusses climate change as an existential challenge for democracies with Reuters.
KEVIN CASAS-ZAMORA, Secretary-General at International IDEA
Expertise: Global overview of democracy, consequences for democracy in general, geopolitics, civil liberties, Latin America
Languages: English, Spanish
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