Democracy and Climate Change

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.

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Statements

Statement by Kevin Casas-Zamora

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.

Amanda Sourek

'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.

Mr Luis Consuegra

'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.

Events

Oct 28 2021
Webinar
Launch of Democracy and the Challenges of Climate Change Discussion Paper

Articles and publications

Mar 29 2022
Publication
Corporate Political Responsibility: Mobilizing the Private Sector for Political Integrity
Apr 24 2021
Article
Climate Change and Democracy: Building momentum for innovative way to address climate change
Jun 29 2021
Article
Why democracy is the key ingredient to battling climate change
Oct 08 2021
Article
Democracy and the Challenges of Climate Change
Sep 29 2021
Article
Constitutionalizing Institutions for a Safer Environment: Examples from Kenya, Brazil and Hungary

Podcasts

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.

Contacts

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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ALISTAIR SCRUTTON, Head of Communications

Contact the Head of Communications for all press inquiries.

Tel: +46 707 211 098 / Email:  a.scrutton@idea.int