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How Can the UK Better Facilitate Environmental Migration?

We know that one of the main impacts of climate change will be an increase in all forms of mobility around the world. People will move in the wake of both sudden- and slow-onset disasters, responding to the negative impacts of climate change on their daily lives by seeking new lives and livelihoods internally, regionally, and internationally. With appropriate legal and policy frameworks, such migration can help people adapt to the impacts of climate change.

German Elections Series

Is the German Public’s Support for Development More Fragile than it Seems?

This blog is part of a series by CGD and partnering institutions from Germany focused on presenting specific policy proposals for the next German government’s leadership on global development issues. Many observers expect that Germany to now take a more proactive role in international development. But would the German public support such increased commitment? As coalition talks to form a new government continue, we explore this support and the basis for it, which is perhaps more fragile than it first seems.

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Why Global Leadership is Key to International Development

Global development leadership is faltering, yet remains necessary for advancing an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling global challenges, and driving progress towards the sustainable development agenda. We suggest that as traditional forums for leadership fail to make progress, informal groups provide an opportunity to advance common interests. 

Chart showing where Team Europe Initiatives are concentrated: a wide range, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Getting to the Bottom of the Team Europe Initiatives

In early 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to ravage the world, the European Union (EU) sprang into action with its member states and financial institutions to deliver a collective global response, laying the foundations of more unified European approach to international development that has been termed “Team Europe.”